Category Archives: point clouds

Cleaning of 3D Laser Scans with Machine Learning

In this article, we introduce a semi-automated cleaning of 3D laser scans approach that incrementally trains a random forest (RF) classifier on an initial keep/discard point labeling generated by the user when cleaning the first scan(s). The classifier is then … Continue reading

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Second Annual World Safety Summit – Time to Register

Velodyne Lidar is hosting the second annual World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, October 2, 2019. The event is free, but we encourage you to RSVP by clicking here. In the spirit of … Continue reading

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Entertainment Industry Realizes Lidar Provides Control

In an impressive pair of presentations from the entertainment industry yesterday both companies explained that lower cost lidar scanners are a game changer. It turns out that lidar provides such a high level of accuracy that they can use it … Continue reading

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Interactive Visualization of 3D Coordinate Uncertainties

In speaking with Mike Olsen at OSU he remembered this paper on interactive visualization of point cloud data that he and YGP Matt O’Banion had published. I am in the last minute push to get ready for my trip to … Continue reading

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USGS To Conduct Lidar Survey of Volcanic Eruption

Since the end of 2018’s volcanic activity, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists have wanted to resurvey Kīlauea Volcano’s ground surface to document changes brought about by the Puna eruption and summit collapse. Doing so would allow them to more accurately … Continue reading

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Lidar Drones are Being Used to Protect Scottish Forests

Lidar drones that can see through the forest canopy are being used to protect native Scottish plants threatened by invasive species. From an article by Kenneth Macdonald at the BBC The drones use Lidar (light detection and ranging), which works … Continue reading

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Chinese Researchers Claim Lidar Camera with 45 km Range

With what would seem to be a record for a lidar camera Chinese researchers claim they have an invented a camera that can record images at a distance of 45 km. From an article in Fossbytes. Chinese researchers have developed … Continue reading

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SPAR 3D Expo and Conference 2019 Opens in One Week

If you are interested in finding out about the latest developments in reality capture, BIM, AI, AR/VR and more than you need to attend SPAR 3D Expo and Conference. Included this year will be the Younger Geospatial Professional of the … Continue reading

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3D Laser Scanning is Being Used to Improve Health

Two separate articles this week referred to the use of 3D laser scanning to improve one’s health. In the first case it was in support of the shape of an infant’s head and the second better design of hearing aids. … Continue reading

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How to Select a Building Documentation Professional

There are two important announcements from the USIBD this week. The first is the availability of a free white paper with advice on how to select a building documentation professional. The second is you need to register now to save … Continue reading

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