Category Archives: point clouds

Airborne Lidar Industry Understands Value of Standards

As I mentioned in a recent post, the airborne lidar industry has had the good fortune and wisdom to continue to follow the time proven mapping standards established for aerial photogrammetry projects. Lidar is basically treated as just another imaging … Continue reading

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Positional Accuracy Assessment for NAIP/3DEP Pilot

The Leica Geosystems CountryMapper hybrid system has the potential to collect data that satisfy the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program (NGP) and 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) … Continue reading

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Disaster Vulnerability Assessed with Lidar

A new Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP) initiative is using LiDAR to map Saint Lucia for the very first time. The initiative is the latest in a series of major activities under the Disaster Vulnerability program, including steps toward the … Continue reading

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Optimal Scan Locations for Terrain Mapping

The main objective of this research study is the development of a simulation and optimization method for wide-area terrain mapping with terrestrial laser scanning (TLS). The problem can be stated as follows: given a prior digital surface model (DSM) of … Continue reading

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Flight Planning for Lidar-Based UAS Mapping

Abstract: In the last two decades, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) were successfully used in different environments for diverse applications like territorial mapping, heritage 3D documentation, as built surveys, construction monitoring, solar panel placement and assessment, road inspections, etc. These applications … Continue reading

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Anonymous Security Solutions Better Served by Lidar

There is a growing need for autonomous security solutions as organizations are becoming increasingly concerned about protecting privacy and now public health. From an article by Neil Huntingdon, former vice president of business development at Cepton in Security Sale and … Continue reading

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USF is Preserving Cape Canaveral Launch Complexes in 3D

As the world celebrated 50 years since man first walked on the moon it seemed like a perfect time to highlight how USF is preserving the rapidly decaying launch facilities at Cape Canaveral, FL. From the USF website. Our team … Continue reading

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Remote Asset Management Supported with Laser Scanning

At a time when oil and gas companies are paying particularly close attention to improving efficiencies and cost-cutting, they would do well to increase their usage of 3D scanning technology, according to the engineering firm Kleinfelder. From an article in … 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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Training Data for AVs is Key to Success

High-quality data is the fuel that powers AI algorithms. Without a continual flow of labeled training data, bottlenecks can occur and the algorithm will slowly get worse and add risk to the system. From an article in Tech Crunch by … Continue reading

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