Category Archives: Mapping

Multispectral Lidar Used to Automatically Classify Land/Water

This paper focuses on the use of the Teledyne Optech Titan multispectral lidar and novel analysis software to automatically classify the land/water boundary. Rapid mapping of near-shore and coastal regions has become an indispensable task for the local authority to … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Modeling, airborne LiDAR, bathymetric, Data, Environmental, Feature Extraction, Hydrographic LiDAR, Lidar, Mapping, point clouds, remote sensing, Research, Sensors, topography | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Acquisition Team at Aerial Images is Focus of “I Am ASI”

In anticipation of another busy flying season, this month we focus our “I Am ASI, We Are Geospatial” spotlight on a very important department of ASI – our acquisition team. This team, made up of several highly trained and experienced … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Modeling, airborne LiDAR, Business Development, Full waveform, GIS, Hydrographic LiDAR, Lidar, Mapping, Photogrammetry, remote sensing | Tagged | Leave a comment

ICESat-2 Laser Scanning Satellite Needs Your Data

I guess this one belongs in the crowd sourced data folder. NASA is looking for volunteers to help ground truth and calibrate their laser scanning satellite ICESat-2 by measuring tree heights with your smart phone. NASA launched a laser-powered planetary … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Modeling, Data, Forestry, GIS, Government, Laser Scanning, Lidar, Mapping, point clouds, remote sensing, Research, satellites, topography | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

3D Elevation Program Updates Webinar From the USGS

A number of presentations, including those from the USGS on the status of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) had to be cancelled at the recent ILMF conference. A webinar has been scheduled for April 24, 2019 at 11 AM EDT, … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Modeling, Agriculture, Conferences, Data, GIS, Government, Lidar, Mapping, Open Source, point clouds, Quality, remote sensing, Research, topography | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

GPS Declassified – From Smart Bombs to Smart Phones

Richard Easton contacted me yesterday to compliment Paul Ceruzzi on his work in “GPS” and to encourage me to read his book “GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smart Phones. That is another one for the list. Here’s a guest … Continue reading

Posted in Data, Digital Transformation, geodetic, Geomatics, GNSS, Government, GPS, Mapping, military, Research, satellites, Technology, The Industry | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wayve Critics Do Not Believe That Less is More

A recent blog post introducing Wayve’s claims to need only a camera, GPS tracker and a powerful computer have the Wayve critics speaking out. From an article in Mashable by Sasha Lekach Why weigh down a self-driving car with a … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Modeling, AI, artifical perception, artificial intelligence, Autonomous vehicles, computer vision, Deep Learning, driverless vehicles, Feature Extraction, GPS, Laser Scanning, Lidar, machine learning, Mapping, Research, Sensors, Software, Technology | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Mobile Lidar Trajectory Reconstruction – A Game Changer

This is the abstract for an article entitled, “An Efficient Framework for Mobile Lidar Trajectory Reconstruction and Mo-norvana Segmentation.” Mobile laser scanning (MLS, or mobile lidar) is a 3-D data acquisition technique that has been widely used in a variety … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Modeling, Data, Feature Extraction, Laser Scanning, Lidar, Mapping, Mobile LiDAR, point clouds, Software, Standards | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Wayve is Using Deep Learning to Drive Like a Human

This is a must read. Wayve postures that humans have a remarkable ability to learn to drive quickly and can obtain a licence to drive across a whole country after tens of hours of practice. From a press release by … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Modeling, AI, artifical perception, artificial intelligence, Autonomous vehicles, computer vision, Consumer, Deep Learning, driverless vehicles, machine learning, Mapping, Research, Sensors, Technology | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Drone Rules – The FAA is Proposing Changes for Night Flying

If you follow U.S. drone regulations, you’ve probably seen that the FAA has proposed an array of new rules. In this article, I’ll cover the latest notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM). Both … Continue reading

Posted in airborne LiDAR, Business Development, Certifications, Mapping, Standards, The Industry, UAS, UAVs | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

ABB Ability Mobile Gas-leak Detection System

The ABB Ability mobile gas-leak detection system can now be mounted on a drone and flown into areas with suspected gas leaks, such as along natural gas pipelines. By Chris McNamara, Smart Industry Content Director The original method of hydrocarbon … Continue reading

Posted in AI, airborne LiDAR, artificial intelligence, atmospheric, Autonomous vehicles, DIAL, Environmental, Hardware, Inspection, Lidar, Mapping, Mobile LiDAR, remote sensing, UAS, UAVs | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment