Category Archives: Sensors

POLAR I is Increasing Scan Accuracy by 1,000X

Alan Bologlu, the CEO of POLAR I, Inc. recently introduced me to an exciting new approach that increases the accuracy of laser scanning by a factor of 1,000, using commercial off the shelf cameras and the POLAR I proprietary algorithm. … Continue reading

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Intraoral Laser Scanning in Tijuana, Mexico

Dentists in Tijuana, Mexico are using the most advanced dental equipment, including intraoral laser scanning to provide less expensive dental care. Just minutes from the U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico there is a dental practice, Mexico Dental Network in Tijuana, … Continue reading

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Automotive Lidar – Are We There Yet?

The use of automotive lidar for autonomous vehicle navigation requires not only the innovative application of technology, but in the final analysis a business plan that reflects the realities of supplying components to the automotive industry. Jan-Erik Källhammer is the … Continue reading

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FARO Technologies and Traceable Construction

Over the past couple of years FARO has been somewhat quietly building an impressive stable of software products, engineering talent and a vision for how they will improve construction productivity. They refer to it as an Informed Construction Lifecycle. There … Continue reading

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Geo Week 2019 Includes ILMF, ASPRS and MAPPS

There is big news in the winter geospatial conference schedule for attendees of ILMF, ASPRS and MAPPS. You will just need to attend one conference during Geo Week 2019 in Denver, CO. Great news!        

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Fine Art Reproduction Using 3D Mapping

Arius Technology, based in Vancouver, BC is teaming with British museum powerhouse, Tate, UK on a five-year fine art partnership to 3D scan and reproduce artworks by world-famous artists and British masters. Every so often a company really nails their … Continue reading

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Doppler Lidar – Is This the Better Approach?

Blackmore is promoting the use of Doppler lidar as a better sensor for the autonomous vehicle industry. The typical example of the Doppler effect in the real world is the apparent change in frequency of a train as it approaches … Continue reading

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Underground Infrastructure Mapping with GPR

Geoff Zeiss, Principal at Between the Poles has provided an in-depth look at the state-of-the-art in underground infrastructure mapping. The vision of innovators in this arena is to combine mobile lidar data collection with ground penetrating radar – GPR. This … Continue reading

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Rolling Shutter Effect Important in UAV Photogrammetry

The typical UAV camera uses a rolling shutter to record the image scan line by scan line. This can cause distortion of the image. (Be sure to watch the video at the end for a detailed explanation.) Dr. Munjy, who … Continue reading

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Cornerstone Report #11 on Hardware Utilization

The USIBD has issued Cornerstone Report #11 on hardware  and utilization. This Report is a revisit of this subject from three years ago. It takes a deeper dive into specific types of hardware and utilization of each. Five categories of … Continue reading

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