Category Archives: remote sensing

Small Satellites – The Next Big Thing in Geospatial Innovation

For all of us in the geospatial industry an important milestone was achieved recently. It was a story on 60 Minutes which introduced the masses to the small satellite boom that is ever so quietly revolutionizing the collection of imagery … Continue reading

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State Farm Granted Waivers for BVLOS and OPA

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence State Farm Insurance in conjunction with Virginia Tech/MAAP obtained two impressive waivers. One for operations beyond visual line of sight and the other for flights over populated areas. State Farm was the first insurance … Continue reading

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Geo Week 2019 Opens with MAPPS, Then ASPRS and ILMF

Geo Week 2019 opened yesterday with the MAPPS Winter Conference,  followed by the ASPRS Annual Conference and ILMF 2019 opening on Monday. This is the first time that the three events have been held in conjunction. It will be interesting … Continue reading

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GeoIgnite Conference Launched by GoGeomatics

GoGeomatics Founder, Jonathon Murphy took the plunge this week announcing GeoIgnite – an exciting new geospatial conference that will be held in Ottawa, Canada June 18 and 19 at the Ottawa Conference Center. The plans are still being finalized for … Continue reading

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Stantec Scales Drone Operations Across North Amercia

Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Stantec is a top three multinational professional services firm specializing in design, architecture, and engineering. Early on, Stantec saw potential for drones in their work, especially as a tool for surveying and modeling. Drones enable Stantec … Continue reading

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WaveSense Uses GPR for Autonomous Vehicle Location

WaveSense uses ground penetrating radar – GPR to create a reference map of the subsurface conditions below the pavement of a highway. This can be accomplished because the return GPR signal creates a unique electromagnetic signature. From an article in … Continue reading

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NASA Launched Two Lidar Sensors to Monitor Biomass

Forest monitoring has increasingly turned to satellites over the past several decades, and 2018 was no exception. In the last few months, NASA launched two sensors into space that will play a prominent role in monitoring forest biomass and structure … Continue reading

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Rain on Lidar Sensors – What is the effect on Performance?

This paper looks at the influence of rain on a lidar sensor using a mathematical model to predict the degradation of the performance. Among the many challenges involved in the development of safe, reliable advanced driver assist systems (ADAS), sensing … Continue reading

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Lidar Sensor Used for First Landing on Far Side of Moon

The Chinese have supplied a video of the first landing of a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon. The Chang’e-4 spacecraft included a lidar sensor that allowed it to make last minute corrections in the landing area. From … Continue reading

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Foldable Drone Can Change Shape In-Flight

Now this is impressive. Be sure to see the video below. There have been other drones that could alter their shape in flight, but this foldable drone (developed by roboticists from University of Zurich and EPFL) is different in several … Continue reading

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