Category Archives: Research

Multi-scan Segmentation of Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data

The process of point cloud segmentation groups points with similar attributes such as geometric, colormetric, radiometric, and/or other information to support Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) data processing such as feature extraction, classification, modeling, analysis, and more. From the Abstract by … Continue reading

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National Geodetic Survey 2018 Webinars

In case you missed the National Geodetic Survey – NGS webinar on June 7, 2018 entitled, “Industry Engagement to Modernize the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) it is now available along with others on the NGS website. Major changes are … Continue reading

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Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC Launches with $4 Billion in Funding

Ford may be having trouble making money selling cars, but its F-150 pickup is the best selling vehicle in the world! That’s not a typo. To stake their claim to be a leader in electrified, autonomous ride services they announced … Continue reading

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Sensoris is an Important Step in the Right Direction

Imagine an industry-derived and supported standard for communicating between an autonomous vehicle and the cloud. Wouldn’t  that solve a lot of problems and save a lot of time (equals money)? That is what SENSORIS –SENSOR Interface Specification is all about. … Continue reading

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Transportation and GIS – The Debate Continues

This was one of the key side discussions on the final day of the very successful TRB AFB80 summer meeting. The expected increase in autonomous and connected (the vehicle is connected to the infrastructure via dedicated radio signal) vehicle use, … Continue reading

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TRB AFB80 Recap

Tuesday at the AFB80 summer meeting was jam packed with presentations on small UAS, a visit to the Caltrans Transportation Lab and then detailed presentations on autonomous surface vehicles for hydrographic mapping, mobile lidar, ground penetrating lidar and subsurface utilities. … Continue reading

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Media Sources Online Survey Results Now Available

Just a quick note to say that the results are in from the Lidar News one question media sources poll. Thank you to everyone that participated. This information is valuable to the industry. We have a new one being designed … Continue reading

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Light – Camera of the Future

The basic concept for the design of the Light camera is that lots of (in this case 16)  little cameras when carefully configured and managed creatively with the right software can outperform one big one. Have a look at the … Continue reading

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OpenLSEF Organizational Conference Call

The OpenLSEF group is holding a conference call on Thursday July 19 to discuss how to move the agenda forward. The call in information is below. This is not a webinar. The call will discuss the need for people to … Continue reading

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Esri 2018 User Conference Opens with Exciting Plenary and Keynotes

“The Science of Where” has been the Esri tagline for some time now. It says it all in terms of the Esri approach to GIS and mapping vs. let’s say, Google who still does a lot of GIS science, but … Continue reading

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