Category Archives: Research

Oregon Statewide Imagery Program Expands Free Data

Quantum Spatial, Inc. (QSI), the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, announced that a new online offering from the Oregon Statewide Imagery Program featuring high resolution imagery acquired by QSI is now available to the public for free. PORTLAND, Ore., … Continue reading

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AeroVironment is Helping NPS with Woolsey Fire Aftermath

With nearly 100,000 acres and over 600 park structures destroyed AeroVironment is providing critical services to the assess the damage. The Woolsey wildfire burned almost 90% of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Southern California. Simply and painfully … Continue reading

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DEM Users Manual 3rd Edition is Now Available

The 3rd edition of the DEM Users Manual includes 15 chapters, three appendices and a detailed Index. References in the eBook version are hyperlinked which is coming soon. Chapter and appendix titles include: 1. Introduction to DEMs 2. Vertical Datums … Continue reading

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Site Operations Engineer – University of Washington Opening

This Site Operations Engineer is a fantastic opportunity for an individual looking to be on the cutting edge of the latest 3D technology and applied research. The Site Operations Engineer will support the National Science Foundation (NSF) NHERI (Natural Hazards … Continue reading

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VCSELS Could be Next Generation of Lidar

VCSELS – Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers are being used by Apple for Face ID and more, like gesture recognition. On Tuesday Patently Apple posted two patent reports covering inventions from Google and LG. Google’s patent win covered using a depth camera … Continue reading

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Volvo and Luminar Team to Produce 360c Concept

There is no question that the video is impressive and that Volvo and Luminar seem fully invested in a safe introduction of autonomous vehicles, but achieving Level 4 (everything with some constraints) under highway conditions is a monumental challenge. A … Continue reading

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FAA Reauthorization Act – What is Impact on UAS Industry?

The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 is being hailed as a significant step forward by those in the UAS/UAV industry and by aviation law experts. From the article in UAS Magazine by Patrick C. Miller, October 10, 2018: The act—passed … Continue reading

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NASA InSight Lands Successfully on Mars

After traveling for 6 months and covering more than 300 million miles NASA InSight has landed on Mars to the joy and tears of the NASA team. Congratulations to all! I never get tired of watching these landings – truly … Continue reading

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Geo Week – 2019 – Have You Made Your Plans?

Geo Week – 2019 is just a short two months out, particularly if you take out the holidays. By combining ILMF, MAPPS and ASPRS, Denver, CO is going to be the geospatial place to be the week of January 25 … Continue reading

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Driverless Car Revolution is Running Late

The adoption rate for the driverless car is behind schedule. Engineering challenge of the decade Auto makers are becoming more cautious Greatest obstacle is fear of trusting a robot Vehicle insurance and laws would have to be overhauled In this … Continue reading

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