Category Archives: Open Source

JASR Systems Awarded $8.2 Million for Chip-Sized Lidar

JASR Systems must have some high level connections with the military to land a $8.2 million contract to develop chip-sized lidar. This is the kind of high level research that led to Velodyne developing their first lidar sensor. From an … Continue reading

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Oregon Statewide Imagery Program Expands Free Data

Quantum Spatial, Inc. (QSI), the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, announced that a new online offering from the Oregon Statewide Imagery Program featuring high resolution imagery acquired by QSI is now available to the public for free. PORTLAND, Ore., … Continue reading

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Geo Week – 2019 – Have You Made Your Plans?

Geo Week – 2019 is just a short two months out, particularly if you take out the holidays. By combining ILMF, MAPPS and ASPRS, Denver, CO is going to be the geospatial place to be the week of January 25 … Continue reading

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iModel.js Library Released by Bentley to Open-Source

In what Keith Bentley, Founder and CTO referred to as the most important announcement in his 35 years of building Bentley Systems iModel.js, a JavaScript library for creating immersive connections to infrastructure digital twins was highlighted today. If you feel … Continue reading

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Lidar Mapping Google Group Invitation

Simon Ritchie has recently created the  Lidar Mapping Google discussion group about the use of Lidar for geographical mapping. He would like to invite you to join. For those not familiar with Google groups, they are online discussion forums. The … Continue reading

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Arduino-based Lidar Scanner

Pretty interesting example of what you can do with the Arduino and a little electronics. Note – If you liked this post click here to stay informed of all of the 3D laser scanning, UAS, autonomous vehicle and Lidar News. … Continue reading

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SharedStreets Provides Foundation for Smart Cities

SharedStreets supports a data standard for urban environments that recently received important support from Uber. Just when you think you are getting on top of the latest developments in the highway and street data projects around the world, such as … Continue reading

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OpenDrive is a Standard for Driving Simulators

The OpenDRIVE standard could stimulate new business for mobile lidar mappers As many of you know Lidar News has been a long standing proponent of the need for standards. I think most people in the 3D laser scanning industry will … Continue reading

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Sensoris is an Important Step in the Right Direction

Imagine an industry-derived and supported standard for communicating between an autonomous vehicle and the cloud. Wouldn’t  that solve a lot of problems and save a lot of time (equals money)? That is what SENSORIS –SENSOR Interface Specification is all about. … Continue reading

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OpenLSEF Organizational Conference Call

The OpenLSEF group is holding a conference call on Thursday July 19 to discuss how to move the agenda forward. The call in information is below. This is not a webinar. The call will discuss the need for people to … Continue reading

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