Category Archives: Data

Precision Agriculture Informed with Drone Lidar

The RedTail LiDAR Systems’ RTL-400, designed specifically for use on small drones, is a cost-effective tool that provides high-resolution, accurately geolocated images needed to make informed business decisions. Precision agriculture is one area where it is well suited. As the … Continue reading

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Forest Health to be Monitored with Lidar

October 24, 2019 – North Fork, California – In August Yosemite Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council was awarded $4.1 million in forest health funding for the Madera Projects – Southern Sierra All Lands Recovery and Restoration Project (Madera SSARR … Continue reading

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Lake Michigan Shoreline Rapidly Changing

The Purdue research team uses this drone fitted with a LiDAR device to measure coastal erosion at southern Lake Michigan. From an article in Purdue Engineering. Around Lake Michigan, coastal erosion is progressing so rapidly that beachfront properties soon could … Continue reading

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North America Training Symposium Kicks Off Today

I am at the Reunion Resort in Orlando, FL attending RIEGL’s North America Training Symposium for the next few days. This is a hands on learning event that includes hardware and software classes as well as presentations from vendors including … Continue reading

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ASTRALite Collects Bathymetric & Topographic Data

ASTRALite recently collected several data sets from the world’s first scanning topo-bathy UAV LiDAR system that can seamlessly map both above and below the surface of water. ASTRALite appears to be making progress in the development of their combined topo-bathy … Continue reading

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Plant Science Making Use of 3D Laser Scanning

Father of genetics and plant science Gregor Mendel spent years tediously observing and measuring pea plant traits by hand in the 1800s to uncover the basics of genetic inheritance. Today, botanists can track the traits, or phenotypes, of hundreds or … Continue reading

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Small Satellites – The Next Big Thing in Geospatial Innovation

For all of us in the geospatial industry an important milestone was achieved recently. It was a story on 60 Minutes which introduced the masses to the small satellite boom that is ever so quietly revolutionizing the collection of imagery … Continue reading

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The Internet of the Built Environment – IBE

One of the key drivers, along with mobility, on demand services, 5G and more, of the digital transformation of society is IoT – the Internet of Things. The plan for IoT is to have a sensor on everything, from bridges … Continue reading

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Never Lost Again – Must Read for 3D Digital Mappers

When you are building your list of books to read in 2019, Never Lost Again by Bill Kilday deserves to be near the top of that list. It’s the inside story of Keyhole, Google Earth and now Niantic. An incredible … Continue reading

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Lidar Guided Aerial Saw – New Vegetation Management Tool

Pilot Kyle Fortune stands beside his helicopter in a North Carolina field ready to do something most pilots don’t – trim trees along a power line right of way with a 33-foot lidar guided aerial saw hanging from his helicopter. … Continue reading

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