Category Archives: Government

USGS NGP Releases New Lidar Base Specification

The USGS NGP Lidar Base Specification version 2.1 is now available. Some notable changes include: Defining the project area as the lidar acquisition project boundary plus a 100-meter buffer Applying the specification to the extent of the defined project area … Continue reading

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Drone Flight Safety Management At NUAIR

Drone flight safety management is a concept that means different things to different people across a wide variety of organizations. A lot has been written about safety in the world of aviation where, in fact, the culture and standards have … Continue reading

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Dynamic Map Service Available from USGS

The USGS 3DEP program offers a powerful dynamic map service capability to make it much simpler to investigate the range of products that can be generated on demand from the digital elevation data. The dynamic map service can generate multi-resolution … Continue reading

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Network Based Drone Remote Identification

Verizon and Skyward, A Verizon company, along with a working group of other drone companies, successfully demonstrated network based remote identification of drones with the InterUSS Platform. This demonstration included seven drones flying use cases including infrastructure inspection, delivery, and … Continue reading

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FAA National Drone Safety Awareness Week

About Drone Safety Awareness Week – November 4 – 10, 2019 The FAA has developed what they are calling a Stakeholder Playbook 2019 to highlight FAA national drone safety across the U.S. and encourage all stakeholders to engage. The Federal … Continue reading

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Rapid Archaeology Supported by Airborne Lidar

Archaeologists in Scotland, using what some are referring to as rapid archaeology have concluded a cutting-edge project which has revealed around 1,000 previously unknown sites on the Isle of Arran. From an article in Ancient Origins by Ashely Cowie. There … Continue reading

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Waymo is 3D Mapping Los Angeles to Offer Robotaxis

Traffic-clogged Los Angeles hasn’t been a factor in the race to perfect self-driving car tech, with R & D and testing concentrated in Silicon Valley, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and even Las Vegas. But that’s finally changing as autonomous minivans from Alphabet … Continue reading

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Kennedy Space Center Scanned to Support Upgrades

“We had the amazing opportunity to 3D laser scan Launch Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center. We are privileged to be working with NASA on this project.” – Andy Foshee, Southeast Regional Manager Location: Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, … Continue reading

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Small Satellites – The Next Big Thing in Geospatial Innovation

For all of us in the geospatial industry an important milestone was achieved recently. It was a story on 60 Minutes which introduced the masses to the small satellite boom that is ever so quietly revolutionizing the collection of imagery … Continue reading

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The Internet of the Built Environment – IBE

One of the key drivers, along with mobility, on demand services, 5G and more, of the digital transformation of society is IoT – the Internet of Things. The plan for IoT is to have a sensor on everything, from bridges … Continue reading

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