Category Archives: Mobile LiDAR

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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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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High Definition Maps – What Are They?

It seems like the autonomous vehicle industry agrees that they will require high definition maps in order for the vehicle sensor packages to compare the derived location with what is supposed to be ground truth. The only problem is, nobody … Continue reading

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Automotive Lidar Companies Analyzed – Will Consolidate

Part 1 (published 4/12/2020), dealt with the parallels between the automotive LiDAR and telecom optics investment booms, and posited that going forward, consolidation and pivots for LiDAR companies are inevitable. Part 2 (this article) discusses which types of companies will … 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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Rhonda Dodge – “Spotlight on a Young Professional”

This interview with Rhonda Dodge is the third Lidar News Young Geospatial Spotlight Interview. Congratulations to Rhonda for what she has accomplished in a short time and please think about sharing your story. Rhonda, can you please provide a recap … Continue reading

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Novel Use of SLAM to Improve Single Scan Data

Precise structural information collected from plots is significant in the management of and decision-making regarding forest resources. Currently, laser scanning is widely used in forestry inventories to acquire three-dimensional (3D) structural information. This paper presents a novel use of SLAM … 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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RIEGL Virtual Lidar Conference is Today

To replace the loss of this week’s ILMF conference RIEGL has taken this opportunity to offer a free, day long virtual lidar conference. When you are given lemons make lemonade. I hope everyone will take this opportunity to support this … Continue reading

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Recovering Missing Trajectory From Point Cloud

Trajectory data are often used as important auxiliary information in preprocessing and extracting the target from mobile laser scanning data.However, the trajectory data stored independently may be lost and destroyed for various reasons, making the data unavailable for the relevant … Continue reading

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