Category Archives: Mobile LiDAR

Mobile Laser Scanning the Blue Mountains Rail Corridor

One of our valued RIEGL mobile laser scanning customers, Michael Finlay who is a Geospatial Engineer with Jacobs, recently shared an amazing railroad video that he worked on with his team. This project took the RIEGL VMX-450 mobile system scanning … Continue reading

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LevelS3D Delivered Beyond Spec Using Mobile Lidar

LevelS3D delivered results that exceeded the project requirements on a recent project where they mapped a Paris metro station using the NavVis M6. LevelS3D is a French company founded in 2012 which develops 3D scanning applications for the next-gen tablets … Continue reading

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TRB AFB80 Summer Meeting is Just One Week 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. Time to register for … 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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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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FMCW – Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Lidar

It certainly sounds more complicated than Time of Flight (ToF), but Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) lidar has a number of important advantages over ToF, like being able to measure the velocity of objects in a scene and having the … 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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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

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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

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SPAR 3D 2019 and HxGN LIVE 2019 – Are you Attending?

As I begin to review the submissions for the Younger Geospatial Professional of the Year Award, co-sponsored by SPAR 3D 2019 and Leica Geosystems, it reminded me that I need to make my travel plans. HxGN LIVE 2019 occurs a … Continue reading

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