Category Archives: Mapping

How to Select a Building Documentation Professional

There are two important announcements from the USIBD this week. The first is the availability of a free white paper with advice on how to select a building documentation professional. The second is you need to register now to save … Continue reading

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WeWork is Leveraging 3D BIM to Fuel Its Rapid Expansion

Not familiar with WeWork? They are like ride sharing companies Uber or Lyft, but their game is sharing downtown office space. Co-founders Adam Neuman, who had started a baby clothes business and Miguel McKelvey an architect worked in the same … Continue reading

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Autonomy – What Does it Really Mean?

Last week we reported on comments by Elon Musk characterizing lidar as a “fool’s errand.” Since then researchers at Cornell reported that cameras may be all that are needed for autonomous driving and at the same time concern was raised … Continue reading

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Cape Drives FAA Approval of First COA with BVLOS

For some reason this major news item was not picked up by the UAS industry. This is a potential game changer and it says to me that if you can prove your case for BVLOS, as Cape did, that the … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi Area Selected for NASA Drone Study

Officials from NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management project selected Corpus Christi as one of two nationwide test sites. From an article in Caller Times, Alexandria Rodriguez. “This area has a diverse geographic landscape. We are looking at the downtown … Continue reading

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Robert Schultz, Professor at OSU Retires After 56 Years

Where does one begin to measure the impact and to thank a dedicated professor/mentor like Robert Schultz for 56 years of service at one institution? The video below is a great start. Robert “Bob” Schultz, Professor of Civil and Construction … Continue reading

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Tu Duc Tomb First Vietnamese Site in Open Heritage

The tomb of Emperor Tu Duc of the Nguyen Dynasty has become the first Vietnamese site to be featured in Google’s Open Heritage database which is a theme in Google’s Arts and Culture project. What could be found on Open … Continue reading

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Tesla Holds Autonomy Day – Musk Knocks Lidar

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, or as some of his more doubting critics have nicknamed him, “PT Musk,” took  the opportunity yesterday to refer to lidar as a fool’s errand. I guess he’s just smarter than everyone else. From an … Continue reading

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Hydrographic and Lidar Survey Summer School

I received an email over the weekend from Denis Hains (former Hydrographer General of Canada retired in 2018) alerting me to a Hydrographic and Lidar Survey International Summer School. It is going to take place May 26 to June 7 … Continue reading

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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

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