Category Archives: Government

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

Posted in Business Development, Consumer, Digital Transformation, Drones, Environmental, Government, Mapping, Research, Robots, Safety, Technology, UAS, UAVs, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 3D Modeling, airborne LiDAR, Certifications, Data, Education, Government, Laser Scanning, Lidar, Mapping, Orgs, Photogrammetry, point clouds, Quality, remote sensing, Research, Sensors, Standards, Technology, The Industry, UAS, UAVs | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Single Photon Lidar – Proper Use From an Industry Pioneer

As lidar sensor choices expand, knowing the right tool for the job is key. Single Photon Lidar – SPL, offers many benefits over traditional linear mode lidar, but it is not a panacea. by Qassim Abdullah, CP, PSM  and Michael … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Modeling, airborne LiDAR, Data, Environmental, Government, Lidar, remote sensing, Research, Sensors, topography | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UAS Warning Signs – Development and Evaluation

Unmanned aerial systems (UASs) are an emerging technology being used in many fields, including surveying engineering. When UASs are used for these activities, they may operate in close proximity to active traffic. UASs could be distracting to drivers and increase … Continue reading

Posted in airborne LiDAR, Civil Engineering, Construction, Drones, Government, Infrastructure, Research, Safety, Standards, UAS, UAVs | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Wounded Eagle UAS Completes Mission for the VA

Wounded Eagle UAS (WE) unmanned aerial surveillance, with the help of their student UAS operators, completed aerial mapping of VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System’s (VAGLAHS) 388-acre VA West Los Angeles Medical Center (WLA) campus. Using a UAS and drone … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Modeling, Autonomous vehicles, cultural heritage, Data, Drones, Education, Government, Historic Preservation, Lidar, Mapping, medical, Orgs, Photogrammetry, topography, UAS, UAVs, Young Geospatial Professional | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Positional Accuracy Assessment for NAIP/3DEP Pilot

The Leica Geosystems CountryMapper hybrid system has the potential to collect data that satisfy the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program (NGP) and 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Modeling, Agriculture, airborne LiDAR, Data, Government, Lidar, Mapping, Photogrammetry, point clouds, remote sensing, Research, Sensors, The Industry, topography, Young Geospatial Professional | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

AV Test Initiative Will Encourage Failure Reporting

Federal safety regulators on Monday launched an effort to get companies working on autonomous vehicle – AV technology to share more data about the limits of their systems. From an article in Forbes by Greg Gardner. The National Highway Traffic … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Modeling, Admin, AI, artificial intelligence, Autonomous vehicles, Business Development, driverless vehicles, Education, Government, Laser Scanning, Lidar, Research, Safety, Technology, The Industry | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

3DEP Developing a Partnership – Lessons Learned

To encourage geospatial data collection and foster information sharing, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) launched the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) three years ago. 3DEP is a valuable tool, but many state and local agencies may be unaware of the … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Modeling, Admin, airborne LiDAR, Data, Environmental, Forestry, Government, Lidar, Mapping, remote sensing, Standards, Young Geospatial Professional | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Toyota Smart Vehicle Strategy Could Be the Winner

The automobile world is in quiet retreat on the topic of fully autonomous vehicles (AVs). As an excellent article by Steve LeVine in Marker described, vehicle autonomy is closely linked with ride-sharing, and in the pandemic era we’re going through, … Continue reading

Posted in AI, artifical perception, artificial intelligence, Autonomous vehicles, Business Development, Consumer, Data, Deep Learning, driverless vehicles, Government, Laser Scanning, Lidar, Mapping, Research, Safety | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Disaster Vulnerability Assessed with Lidar

A new Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP) initiative is using LiDAR to map Saint Lucia for the very first time. The initiative is the latest in a series of major activities under the Disaster Vulnerability program, including steps toward the … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Modeling, Agriculture, airborne LiDAR, bathymetric, Business Development, Covid-19, cultural heritage, Data, Environmental, Forestry, Government, Historic Preservation, Hydrographic LiDAR, Laser Scanning, Lidar, Mapping, Photogrammetry, point clouds, remote sensing, Surveying, topography | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment