Category Archives: Research

Ancient Maya Civilization Revealed with Airborne Lidar

The Maya civilization flourished more than 1,000 years ago, but modern technology is only now revealing the secrets of this ancient Mexican and South American culture—and it’s happening at an unprecedented pace. A recent spate of discoveries is transforming the … Continue reading

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Prostheses Fitting Improved with 3D Laser Scanning

Biomedical startup Adapttech has seen its technology for improving the prostheses fitting of lower limbs receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration as a Class I medical device. The company’s Insight system, which has already undergone successful user testing … Continue reading

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Preventing Forest Fires with Lidar-derived Veg Maps

Preventing forest fires like the Tubbs and Nuns wildfires that exploded across Sonoma County in 2017, could have been better supported if firefighters had more detailed land cover information. Types of vegetation, structures, and roads distributed across the landscape would … Continue reading

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Indoor Mapping with Lidar to Support First Responders

Two projects are testing ways to use light detection and ranging (LiDAR) remote sensing for indoor mapping buildings to increase first responders’ safety and efficiency when they respond to emergencies. From an article in GCN by Stephanie Kanowitz Both efforts … Continue reading

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Survey Grade Real Time Precise Point Positioning – PPP

Has real time precise point positioning finally hit prime time for surveying applications? The answer is a qualified yes from Gavin Schrock, PLS, Editor of xyHt. From his article in the August 2019 issue of xyHt. The dream of being … Continue reading

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UN GGIM – Global Geospatial Information Management

I can’t say that I have been aware of UN GGIM since its founding in 2011, but it has been a number of years  in which I have wondered how I might get involved with this important geospatial organization. I … Continue reading

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Monitoring Salt Marsh Shorelines with a UAS

This article written by Amy S. Farris, et al on monitoring salt marsh shorelines with a UAS recently appeared in Drone Below. Drones are now a vital tool in assessing the health of salt marshes which are crucial for the … Continue reading

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Emergency Management of Flooding with Small UAS

This in-depth Tech Brief on emergency management involving flooding and the use of sUAS comes from the Federal Highway Administration. INTRODUCTION Flooding is a unique event or occurrence: it may be a standalone incident, or it may accompany another event. … Continue reading

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High Powered Laser Scanner Can See Around Corners

Through the use of a high powered, non-line-of-sight laser researchers at Stanford University are demonstrating the ability to see around corners. I wonder what the safety issues are with this new laser camera. From an article in Physics.org by Taylor … 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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