Category Archives: Environmental

Lincoln Laboratory Using Single Photon in Puerto Rico

Lincoln Laboratory team’s lidar data will allow FEMA to be better prepared if another hurricane strikes the island. From press release by Rowena Lindsay A Lincoln Laboratory team in Puerto Rico has used the Airborne Optical Systems Testbed (AOSTB) to … Continue reading

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3D Mapping of Forests at Large Scale with Lidar

Knowledge of forest structures is critical to understanding and preserving the biodiversity of forests. Tremendous advances are being made in the use of 3D mapping from lidar to better understand forests at a very large scale. Peter Krzystek, Professor for … Continue reading

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Quantum Spatial Supports Lidar Data Acquisition for USGS

Quantum Spatial helps to build coalitions of public and private groups to fund 3DEP projects. Quantum Spatial, Inc. (QSI), the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, announced that it is currently working on more than two dozen Lidar collection projects … Continue reading

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Wingtra CEO Boosfeld on the Future of VTOL UAS

The Wingtra UAS vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) may make small, fixed wing  drones obsolete. (Editor’s Note – The following is from a recent interview with Maximilian Boosfeld, CEO.) Wingtra started as an ambitious research project called Pacflyer. Basil Weibel, … Continue reading

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World Geospatial Industry Council – WGIC Launched at UNGGIM

In a landmark development, geospatial industry leaders from across the world came together to announce the formation of the World Geospatial Industry Council – WGIC. The announcement was made on August 1, 2018 at the 8th session of the UN-GGIM … Continue reading

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3D Sewer Asset Scanning

McRobert Contracting Services based in Perth, Australia has developed an innovative 3D laser scanning system that they have used in more than 200 3D laser asset inspections of sewer pump stations and other assets. They have significantly reduced the time … Continue reading

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Esri 2018 User Conference Opens with Exciting Plenary and Keynotes

“The Science of Where” has been the Esri tagline for some time now. It says it all in terms of the Esri approach to GIS and mapping vs. let’s say, Google who still does a lot of GIS science, but … Continue reading

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TRB AFB80 Summer Meeting – Don’t Miss It

Time is running out for you to join us at one of the best, small geomatics conferences of the year. The AFB80 summer meeting in Sacramento, CA is just two weeks away running July 22 -25, 2018. This is an … Continue reading

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ICEYE Gets $34 Million for SAR Microsatellites

From an article by Michael Sheetz (@thesheetztweetz): ICEYE is a high tech start-up based in Finland that just secured another $34 million in financing for what they promise will be the world’s largest Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) microsatellite constellation. The … Continue reading

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Using Lidar to Save the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout

The National Park Service believe that lake trout were illegally introduced into Yellowstone Lake in the 1980’s. The lake trout are predators of the cutthroat trout whose native range in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming has been shrinking. The Park Service … Continue reading

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