Category Archives: Mobile LiDAR

Airborne Commercial Lidar – The Early Development Days

I was doing some research on the early days of airborne commercial lidar and luckily remembered Todd Neff had done all that work for me. Todd’s book is “The Laser That’s Changing the World,” and it is a must read … Continue reading

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Self Driving Trucks – Simpler is Better – Maybe

Many in the autonomous vehicle industry believe that self driving trucks will be the first to launch commercially. Driving on the interstate is relatively simple compared to an urban environment, but the challenge is getting from the pickup to the … Continue reading

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Photogrammetry and Mobile Lidar – A Hybrid Approach

Combining multiple types of geospatial data collection, such as aerial photogrammetry and mobile lidar, requires a detailed knowledge of sensors, error models, navigation, ground control and data processing. This would be a challenge for any geomatics firm, but the rewards … Continue reading

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TRB AFB80 Summer Meeting 2019 – Some Highlights

This past weekend’s heat wave in New Hampshire prepped me for the weather in Daytona, Fl at the TRB AFB80 summer meeting, but it was still HOT. Although I was not able to attend the morning presentations on Tuesday, the … Continue reading

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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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