Category Archives: Laser Scanning

Novel Lidar Data Improves Understanding of Tropical Forests

Dr. Kim Calders and his team have just completed 2 months of field work in Australian tropical forests collecting both terrestrial and UAS lidar data to support a novel lidar data fusion methodology. Forest ecosystems contain more biomass than any … Continue reading

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Scanning for Construction at Bentley’s YII 2018

I met Andrew Evans, Product Manager at Topcon at the Year in Infrastructure Awards today. He offered this blog post on Scanning for Construction, plus a look at the GLS 2000 scanner with its ability to set up over a … Continue reading

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Going Digital is Theme of Bentley’s YII 2018 Conference

As only Greg Bentley can do, he kicked off the YII 2018 conference in London this morning with an impressive vision of transformation that is being simply referred to as “Going Digital.” LONDON, U.K. – The Year in Infrastructure 2018 … Continue reading

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Year in Infrastructure 2018 Starts with Media Day

Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure 2018 conference kicks off in London on Monday with typically more than 100 members of the press in attendance. Jurors met today to go over their selections and lobby for their favorite projects. In the … Continue reading

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Autonomous Haulage from Caterpillar at FMG Solomon Mine

Rob Lawton, Senior Mine Surveyor for FMG Solomon reports from western Australia that that they have 62 autonomous haulage Cat trucks using LiDAR systems on the front (Velodyne HDL-64E mapping system). Be sure to watch the video to see this … Continue reading

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Year In Infrastructure Awards 2018 in London

Bentley Systems is hosting the Year in Infrastructure Awards 2018 conference in London next week. There are Academy sessions on Monday and keynotes on Tuesday.  Nirvana for the civil engineer. Bentley has been sponsoring the Year in Infrastructure conference for … Continue reading

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Chris Glantz – “Spotlight on a Young Geospatial Professional”

This interview of Chris Glantz is the second Lidar News Young Geospatial Spotlight Interview. Congratulations to Chris for what he has accomplished in a short time and please think about sharing your story. Please provide a recap of your post … Continue reading

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Donna Strickland Awarded Nobel Prize for Laser Physics

The national news last week had a story on the fact that a woman, Donna Strickland won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for the first time in 55 years. Quite an honor. What was of even more interest to … Continue reading

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Waymo Patent Claims Rejected by USPTO

Over the past 12 months the Waymo vs. Uber lawsuit has resulted in an agreement by Uber to re-design its lidar so as not to infringe on the key “936 Waymo patent,” as well as a payment of $245 million … Continue reading

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Arduino-based Lidar Scanner

Pretty interesting example of what you can do with the Arduino and a little electronics. Note – If you liked this post click here to stay informed of all of the 3D laser scanning, UAS, autonomous vehicle and Lidar News. … Continue reading

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