Category Archives: Sensors

ASPRS Workshops – An Important Learning Opportunity

The Geo Week event in Denver, CO January 28 – 30, 2019 will include a number of valuable ASPRS workshops that provide intensive training from hands-on industry experts. It is not easy to stay informed of the latest advancements in … Continue reading

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Dimensions 2018 Opens Today with Steve Berglund, CEO

The opening session and keynotes for Trimble’s Dimensions 2018 take place this morning at the Venetian, a classy hotel on the Las Vegas strip. The center of the geospatial world shifts to Las Vegas, NV this week for Trimble’s Dimensions … Continue reading

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Reuma Arav – Spotlight on a Young Geospatial Professional

This interview with Reuma Arav is the fourth in the Lidar News Young Geospatial Spotlight Interview series. Congratulations to Reuma for a great start on her career. Please be sure to think about sharing your story and/or recommending us to … Continue reading

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FMCW – Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Lidar

It certainly sounds more complicated than Time of Flight (ToF), but Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) lidar has a number of important advantages over ToF, like being able to measure the velocity of objects in a scene and having the … Continue reading

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Lidar – Is it a Portmanteau or an Acronym?

This blog post is on a lighter note, as you have probably already guessed. We have had our share of physics lately, but I still think you will learn some things, or at least be able to pass the video … Continue reading

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Lasers – 20 Things You Did Not Know

Erika K. Carlson has recently had her article entitled, “20 Things You Didn’t Know About … Lasers” published in Discover Magazine. Here are a few of the more interesting items. As we have noted recently the Nobel prize in Physics … Continue reading

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Autonomous Haulage from Caterpillar at FMG Solomon Mine

Rob Lawton, Senior Mine Surveyor for FMG Solomon reports from western Australia that that they have 62 autonomous haulage Cat trucks using LiDAR systems on the front (Velodyne HDL-64E mapping system). Be sure to watch the video to see this … Continue reading

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Donna Strickland Awarded Nobel Prize for Laser Physics

The national news last week had a story on the fact that a woman, Donna Strickland won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for the first time in 55 years. Quite an honor. What was of even more interest to … Continue reading

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Waymo Patent Claims Rejected by USPTO

Over the past 12 months the Waymo vs. Uber lawsuit has resulted in an agreement by Uber to re-design its lidar so as not to infringe on the key “936 Waymo patent,” as well as a payment of $245 million … Continue reading

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Single Photon Lidar – Proper Use From an Industry Pioneer

As lidar sensor choices expand, knowing the right tool for the job is key. Single Photon Lidar – SPL, offers many benefits over traditional linear mode lidar, but it is not a panacea. by Qassim Abdullah, CP, PSM  and Michael … Continue reading

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