Category Archives: Environmental

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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UAS in Transportation Expo

OSU graduate student and FAA Part 107 certified remote pilot, Chase Simpson, collects UAS lidar with a Velodyne Puck, xNAV direct georeferencing system, and S1000 airframe at an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) construction site. Oregon State University is hosting … Continue reading

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May the Forests Be With You

NASA is playing up the Star Wars theme with the coming launch of GEDI, a lidar sensor package that will be mounted on the International Space Station this fall with the primary mission being the 3D mapping of the world’s … Continue reading

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NASA is Calibrating the Space Station Lidar

(From article by Ruth Fraňková, Petr Kološ) The Žofín forest, located in Novohradské Hory in the Czech Republic near the border with Austria, was declared a protected area in 1838. Its oldest trees, mostly giant spruces and firs, are up … Continue reading

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Trees Move When They Sleep

When researchers from Denmark and Hungary studied twenty-two individual tree and shrub species by scanning them overnight under strictly controlled conditions they were surprised by the results. “We detected a previously unknown periodic movement of up to one centimeter in … Continue reading

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New Zealand Lidar Project

The Gisborne District Council in New Zealand will receive over $1 million in funding to acquire LIDAR across the entire district. The Council believes this project will bring major economic and infrastructure benefits for the entire region. The funding will … Continue reading

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