Category Archives: Education

DEM Users Manual 3rd Edition is Now Available

The 3rd edition of the DEM Users Manual includes 15 chapters, three appendices and a detailed Index. References in the eBook version are hyperlinked which is coming soon. Chapter and appendix titles include: 1. Introduction to DEMs 2. Vertical Datums … Continue reading

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Airborne Commercial Lidar – The Early Development Days

I was doing some research on the early days of airborne commercial lidar and luckily remembered Todd Neff had done all that work for me. Todd’s book is “The Laser That’s Changing the World,” and it is a must read … Continue reading

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STEM Program Learns About the Use of 3D Laser Scanning

Wednesday afternoon University of Arkansas Fort Smith Students in the STEM Living Learning Community convened at the Fort Smith Regional Airport to experience 3-D Laser scanning, also known as light detection and ranging technology (LiDAR,) in action. The UAFS Science, … Continue reading

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Mobile Lidar Report and Website – Excellent Resources

Are you looking for a detailed overview of mobile lidar as it applies to transportation applications, then I have some good news for you. As part of the team that developed  NCHRP Report No. 748 we were asked to create … Continue reading

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Shane Dalton – Younger Geospatial Professional Interview

Shane Dalton joins the growing list of Younger Geospatial Professionals who have contributed their inspiration to the Spotlight Interview series. How about you? Please provide a recap of your post high school education and training. Do you have any licenses … Continue reading

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Precision Engineers Helped to Create the Modern World

If you are in the measurement business, as most of us are, then you are going to want to carve out some time to read The Perfectionists – How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World, by Simon Winchester. It will … Continue reading

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Non-Profit Supports UAS Public Safety Through Outreach

In the commercial drone world, one of the biggest risks to developing commercial UAS programs is public approval of drones. Ensuring successful relationships is something the Airborne International Response Team (AIRT) excels at. The 501(c) non-profit organization is home to … Continue reading

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3D Coordinate Systems for Lidar Sensor Explained

Time to brush up on some calculus. Thomas Paul explains the basics of 3D coordinate systems in a Hackernoon blog post so that everyone can understand how it works. “When a laser pulse is emitted, its time-of-shooting and direction are … Continue reading

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Scanning a Piece of Puget Sound History

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) is using today’s scanning technology to help in the restoration of one of Puget Sound’s oldest surviving wooden tugs, the Parthia. Built in 1906 by James Hall, the tugboat had a long-life servicing ships that … Continue reading

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Airborne Lidar Industry Understands Value of Standards

As I mentioned in a recent post, the airborne lidar industry has had the good fortune and wisdom to continue to follow the time proven mapping standards established for aerial photogrammetry projects. Lidar is basically treated as just another imaging … Continue reading

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