Category Archives: point clouds

Multispectral Lidar Used to Automatically Classify Land/Water

This paper focuses on the use of the Teledyne Optech Titan multispectral lidar and novel analysis software to automatically classify the land/water boundary. Rapid mapping of near-shore and coastal regions has become an indispensable task for the local authority to … Continue reading

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Employs 3D Laser Scanning

Although they have only worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) for less than 10 months, two employees are already involved in the future of innovative technologies in America’s Shipyard. From an article in Naval Sea Systems Command. Code 268 Engineering … Continue reading

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Slope Stability Assessment Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning

Stabilization projects of rock masses cannot be performed without a proper geomechanical characterization of slope stability. The classical approaches, due to logistic issues, typically are not able to cover extensively the areas under study. Geo-structural analysis on point clouds from … Continue reading

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Blockchain Technology May Be the Holy Grail for Geospatial

General Motors has filed a patent application for a system that continuously updates a vehicle’s on-board maps and navigation guidance using blockchain technology. From an article in The Detroit Bureau by Joseph Szczesny. Thanks to good friend Joe Betit for … Continue reading

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Kennedy Space Center Scanned to Support Upgrades

“We had the amazing opportunity to 3D laser scan Launch Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center. We are privileged to be working with NASA on this project.” – Andy Foshee, Southeast Regional Manager Location: Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, … Continue reading

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Inside Revit 2021 – A Series of Introductory Training Videos

Dan Edleson, Founder of STEREO and Revit guru has been hard at work creating a series of focused, small bite training videos that put you inside Revit 2021, the latest release from Autodesk. Dan has had some of the highest … Continue reading

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Drone Safety in Construction, Utilities, AG and More

November 4-10 was the Federal Aviation Administration‘s (“FAA”) first annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week. The FAA’s mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world, which it accomplishes by ensuring that all those who utilize the U.S. … 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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Monitoring the Helheim Glacier with Lidar

One of the outstanding presentations at the RIEGL Training Symposium last fall came from David Finnegan at the the U.S. ACE CRREL lab in Hanover, NH. He has developed an impressive lidar data collection system for monitoring the massive Helheim … Continue reading

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Apple Will Use Lidar to Create Competitive Advantage

Apple will use LiDAR this year as a compelling story for iPad Pro, and we expect, iPhone 12 later this year. LiDAR works similarly to the front-facing TrueDepth sensor, but rather than being optimized for the face, it allows users … Continue reading

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