Category Archives: Environmental

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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Venice to Live Forever Thanks to 3D Laser Scanning

Look out over the water from the Doge’s Palace in Venice and you see the island of San Giorgio, home to the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, with its archives, rare books, music and high-level international conferences. It has nearly completed a … Continue reading

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AEC to BE – Do You Have the Skills to Make the Transition?

I suppose the mega-trend that sums up all of what is taking place concerning the transition from AEC to BE is digital transformation, but it sure feels like a lot more. Maybe the idea of Smart Cities sums it up … Continue reading

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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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Novel Lidar Data Improves Understanding of Tropical Forests

Dr. Kim Calders and his team completed 2 months of field work in Australian tropical forests collecting both terrestrial and UAS lidar data to support a novel lidar data fusion methodology. Forest ecosystems contain more biomass than any other ecosystem. … Continue reading

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Monitoring Salt Marsh Shorelines with a UAS

This article written by Amy S. Farris, et al on monitoring salt marsh shorelines with a UAS recently appeared in Drone Below. Drones are now a vital tool in assessing the health of salt marshes which are crucial for the … Continue reading

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Automated Land Cover Change Detection

Abstract – This paper investigates the possibility of applying light detection and ranging (LiDAR) point clouds and geographic information system (GIS) analyses for land use and land cover (LULC) automated change detection, mainly with a view to monitoring uncontrolled forest … Continue reading

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Emergency Management of Flooding with Small UAS

This in-depth Tech Brief on emergency management involving flooding and the use of sUAS comes from the Federal Highway Administration. INTRODUCTION Flooding is a unique event or occurrence: it may be a standalone incident, or it may accompany another event. … Continue reading

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Comparison of Structure From Motion with UAV Lidar

In this paper a side-by-side comparison of structure from motion photogrammetry is performed with lidar using the same UAV platform. Thanks to Bill Gutelius at Qntfi for the lead. The capabilities and utility of UAV LiDAR and surface from motion … Continue reading

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Delivery Drones – Do the Benefits Outweigh the Liabilities?

This is a guest post from Karlyn McKell who explores the pros and cons of delivery drones for The Zebra. Social distancing guidelines have made contactless delivery essential for many businesses and delivery services to continue operations. With the rise … Continue reading

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