Category Archives: Mapping

TRB AFB80 Summer Meeting is Just One Month Away

TRB AFB80 is the standing committee focused on Geospatial Data Acquisition Technologies in Design and Construction relating to highway transportation. We will be meeting in Daytona, FL July 21 – 24, 2019 at the Daytona Hotel. The Transportation Research Board … Continue reading

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Surveying Control – Its Misuse and Effects on Accuracy

One of the most important concepts in surveying is the principle that surveying control should be significantly more accurate than the actual survey. Some say it should be twice as accurate, some say an order of magnitude. In many cases … Continue reading

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Comparison of Structure From Motion with UAV Lidar

In this paper a side-by-side comparison of structure from motion photogrammetry is performed with lidar using the same UAV platform. Thanks to Bill Gutelius at Qntfi for the lead. The capabilities and utility of UAV LiDAR and surface from motion … Continue reading

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Ground Penetrating Radar for the Surveyor

One of the more impressive product announcements from this week at HxGN Live involves GRP – ground penetrating radar. Geoff Zeiss in his Between the Poles blog commented, “Two years ago the one-button BLK360 opened up engineering grade laser scanning … Continue reading

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Lidar Commercialization Opportunity Comes From NASA

I became aware of this lidar commercialization opportunity few months ago when I was contacted by a would be entrepreneur who was doing some market research. Now that I have read this background piece I am more encouraged about the … Continue reading

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Can Data Save the World? – HxGN LIVE Keynote

One should expect that with a keynote title of “Can Data Save the World?” that it was going to be a thought provoking presentation. I have not attended a keynote speech that was so well documented, poignant and at the … Continue reading

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Interactive Visualization of 3D Coordinate Uncertainties

In speaking with Mike Olsen at OSU he remembered this paper on interactive visualization of point cloud data that he and YGP Matt O’Banion had published. I am in the last minute push to get ready for my trip to … Continue reading

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Super Cruise from GM Expands Hands-Free Territory

While the rest of the autonomous vehicle start-ups are making promises, General Motors is now delivering hands-free, Super Cruise on the Cadillac CT6. With the help of the stealth, mobile lidar mapping firm Ushr the coverage is now expanding to … Continue reading

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USGS To Conduct Lidar Survey of Volcanic Eruption

Since the end of 2018’s volcanic activity, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists have wanted to resurvey Kīlauea Volcano’s ground surface to document changes brought about by the Puna eruption and summit collapse. Doing so would allow them to more accurately … Continue reading

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Which Types of Surveys Make Best Use of LiDAR?

In this guest blog, Dustin Price, Operations Manager at Landpoint provides his insights about which types of surveys can be accomplished with UAV lidar. In the survey field, LiDAR is best known for its use as a general site documentation … Continue reading

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