Category Archives: Mapping

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. It looks like a very important paper on 3D point cloud data accuracy. Abstract … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Inspections – Drones are an Important Solution

The use of drones to perform what in many cases are high risk, infrastructure inspections is on the rise. From bridges to pipelines to high voltage transmission towers drones equipped with the right sensor can keep inspectors out of harms … Continue reading

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Roboats Build 3D Maps of Amsterdam’s Canals in Real time

MIT researchers are working with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) to develop on-demand roboats for the city. With a name like “Ro(e)boat how could you go wrong? From an article in designboom. MIT and AMS are working … Continue reading

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Unmanned Vehicle Systems for Geomatics

I have had the opportunity to review an excellent scholarly reference entitled, “Unmanned Vehicle Systems for Geomatics – Towards Robotic Mapping.” The text was edited by Costas Armenakis and Petros Patias. Costas is an Associate Professor of Geomatics Engineering at … Continue reading

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Aviation Partnership Demonstrates UAV Traffic Control

Over nearly a week of testing — a week that followed months of preparation and involved five types of aircraft, four aircraft software systems, more than 30 engineers, pilots, and operations experts, and 141 flights — the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation … Continue reading

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Amazon Rainforest is Burning – Lidar Documentation

The RIEGL VZ-400i was used earlier this year to help aid Academy Research Fellow Eduardo Maeda with his continuing conservation efforts for the Amazon rainforest. The data received over a five-year monitoring period will be used to model changes in … Continue reading

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Transforming Urban Cores into Smart Cities

From an article on Lidar News entitled “Transforming Urban Cores Into Smart Cities with Mobility Data and AI.” Becoming a Smart City For the first time in history there are more people living in cities than in rural areas; this … Continue reading

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AEC to BE – Do You Have the Skills to Make the Transition?

I suppose the mega-trend that sums up all of what is taking place concerning the transition from AEC to BE is digital transformation, but it sure feels like a lot more. Maybe the idea of Smart Cities sums it up … Continue reading

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Vegetation Classification Using Lidar and Hyperspectral

Abstract: The sparse canopy cover and large contribution of bright background soil, along with the heterogeneous vegetation types in close proximity, are common challenges for dryland vegetation classification with remote sensing. Consequently, the results of a single classification algorithm or … Continue reading

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FAA 107 Commercial Drone License – A Primer

Drone ownership, which includes hobbyists and professional drone operators, has increased over the last few years. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the number of registered drones surpassed one million in 2018. Here’s a guide to getting your FAA … Continue reading

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