Category Archives: Environmental

NASA Launched Two Lidar Sensors to Monitor Biomass

Forest monitoring has increasingly turned to satellites over the past several decades, and 2018 was no exception. In the last few months, NASA launched two sensors into space that will play a prominent role in monitoring forest biomass and structure … Continue reading

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Rain on Lidar Sensors – What is the effect on Performance?

This paper looks at the influence of rain on a lidar sensor using a mathematical model to predict the degradation of the performance. Among the many challenges involved in the development of safe, reliable advanced driver assist systems (ADAS), sensing … Continue reading

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Dropcopter Co-Founder Promotes Exiting Comfort Zone

Adam Fine is co-founder of Dropcopter which uses unmanned aerial systems to pollinate orchards. In this interview in Syracuse.com he offers some thoughts on being a successful entrepreneur. Adam moved to Syracuse from San Francisco (ouch) in December 2017 for … Continue reading

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Geo Week includes MAPPS, ASPRS and ILMF

It’s going to be quite a month for the 3D geospatial industries with CES next week, TRB the following, then the World of Concrete and Geo Week wraps up January 2019. WOW, that’s a lot of lidar and 3D laser … Continue reading

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Disease-carrying Mosquitoes Being Tracked with Lidar

According to the World Health Organization, disease-carrying mosquitoes are the “greatest menace” of disease-spreading insects. From an article in The Vector. Mosquitos can transmit yellow fever, dengue fever, and malaria, which affect 500 million people a year. Despite the damage … 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. A series of technology demonstrations to validate the capabilities of the LiDAR system … Continue reading

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Oregon Statewide Imagery Program Expands Free Data

Quantum Spatial, Inc. (QSI), the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, announced that a new online offering from the Oregon Statewide Imagery Program featuring high resolution imagery acquired by QSI is now available to the public for free. PORTLAND, Ore., … Continue reading

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Flight Evolved Uses Lidar to Inspect Transmission Lines

Flight Evolved says according to an estimate in 2010, there are approximately 200,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines in the United States. That is a lot of transmission structures! However, the same estimate claims that there are approximately 5.5 million … Continue reading

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AeroVironment is Helping NPS with Woolsey Fire Aftermath

With nearly 100,000 acres and over 600 park structures destroyed AeroVironment is providing critical services to the assess the damage. The Woolsey wildfire burned almost 90% of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Southern California. Simply and painfully … 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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