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Full Ship 3D Laser Scan of USS San Diego is First Step

A team from NSWC PHD recently worked with Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific on the first full ship scan of an LPD-class ship using the laser light sensing technology known as lidar—the first step in a 3D scanning project … Continue reading

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GPS by Paul E. Ceruzzi Explains the Entire Story

The roots of GPS extend further back in time than the 1960’s and 70’s. Having accurate clocks and using objects in the sky to navigate are hundreds of years old. If you are in the geomatics business and like to … Continue reading

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AI and Drones – Inside DARPA’s Simulated Drone Finale

Since the Vietnam War, U.S. fighters have shot down 58 enemy planes. In that span of time, only one U.S. pilot has lost an airborne skirmish, but the combination of AI and drones may be changing all that. From an … Continue reading

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Tethered Drone is Not Subject to FAA Part 107

Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN), the global leader in connected public safety technologies, today announced a partnership with Fotokite, a service provider of actively tethered Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) solutions and public safety software tools, to provide their products and services as … Continue reading

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3D Documentation of the USS Iowa Using Lidar

The main purpose of this multi-firm demonstration was 3D documentation of the USS Iowa’s main battery turret which housed the incredible 16 inch guns, that were capable of firing 2,700 pound shells at targets  24 miles away. One can only … Continue reading

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Small Satellites – The Next Big Thing in Geospatial Innovation

For all of us in the geospatial industry an important milestone was achieved recently. It was a story on 60 Minutes which introduced the masses to the small satellite boom that is ever so quietly revolutionizing the collection of imagery … Continue reading

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Scanning the Super Galaxy at Travis Air Force Base

Scanning the Super Galaxy – the largest aircraft in the U.S. Air Force, inside and out is no small feat. From an article in the Daily Republic by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman. A team from Sketchbox Inc., an augmented and … Continue reading

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Employs 3D Laser Scanning

Although they have only worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) for less than 10 months, two employees are already involved in the future of innovative technologies in America’s Shipyard. From an article in Naval Sea Systems Command. Code 268 Engineering … Continue reading

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World Magnetic Model Recently Updated Ahead of Time

Magnetic North is not a static position. The World Magnetic Model was recently updated to reflect the fact that the movement of magnetic north has been rapidly progressing northward towards Siberia. From an article by Maya Wei-Haas in National Geographic … Continue reading

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West Point Cadets Working on Geospatial Data Visualization

If you want to learn about a real world application of augmented/virtual reality be sure you check out the full article on Lidar News. Matt O’Banion and his team of West Point researchers are working on an advanced visualization workspace … Continue reading

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