Category Archives: Sensors

Airborne Lidar Industry Understands Value of Standards

As I mentioned in a recent post, the airborne lidar industry has had the good fortune and wisdom to continue to follow the time proven mapping standards established for aerial photogrammetry projects. Lidar is basically treated as just another imaging … 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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3D Scans and Animations Used to Inform Project Team

The issues facing the project team on the $968 million International Arrivals Facility project at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport could hardly have been more extreme. 3D scans and animations  were used to virtually sequence and insure that the install would go … Continue reading

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Crowdsourced Database of Street-Level Imagery

Mapillary, the Swedish startup that wants to take on Google and others in mapping the world via a crowdsourced database of street-level imagery, has been acquired by Facebook, according to the company’s blog. Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed. … Continue reading

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Positional Accuracy Assessment for NAIP/3DEP Pilot

The Leica Geosystems CountryMapper hybrid system has the potential to collect data that satisfy the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program (NGP) and 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) … Continue reading

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Photogrammetry and Mobile Lidar – A Hybrid Approach

Combining multiple types of geospatial data collection, such as aerial photogrammetry and mobile lidar, requires a detailed knowledge of sensors, error models, navigation, ground control and data processing. This would be a challenge for any geomatics firm, but the rewards … Continue reading

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Optimal Scan Locations for Terrain Mapping

The main objective of this research study is the development of a simulation and optimization method for wide-area terrain mapping with terrestrial laser scanning (TLS). The problem can be stated as follows: given a prior digital surface model (DSM) of … Continue reading

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Pokemon GO May Support iPhone 12 Pro Lidar

Today a datamined app file for the latest version of Pokemon GO showed imagery of a near-future feature. With one image (and some code clues from the code) we can see that Pokemon GO may have, and likely will have, … Continue reading

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3D Recovery Models Need to be Agile and Resilient

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves through industries and forced many companies to either scale back their operations or shut down altogether. As the effects of the pandemic evolve, companies are identifying response efforts to implement the changes necessary to … Continue reading

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Anonymous Security Solutions Better Served by Lidar

There is a growing need for autonomous security solutions as organizations are becoming increasingly concerned about protecting privacy and now public health. From an article by Neil Huntingdon, former vice president of business development at Cepton in Security Sale and … Continue reading

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