Category Archives: Standards

3D Positional Uncertainty and Accuracy Webinar Recap

The webinar on 3D positional uncertainty and accuracy seemed to be well received. There was an excellent level of registrations. Attendance was good and the request for additional information were amazing. For those who were unable to register click here … Continue reading

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Specifications and Classification Standards – There is a Difference

I was nervous yesterday about my webinar presentation on 3D survey accuracy and positional uncertainty specifications and standards. It’s a complicated subject and I knew there would be a number of smarter and more experienced people than me in the … Continue reading

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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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Specifying 3D Accuracy When Using a SLAM Scanner

Monday’s post, which caused an encouraging jump in traffic, came in part from the preparations that are underway for a webinar on specifying 3D accuracy for laser scanners. This educational webinar, co-sponsored by the USIBD and Paracosm will discuss the … Continue reading

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TRB AFB80 Summer Meeting is Just One Week Away

TRB AFB80 is the standing committee focused on Geospatial Data Acquisition Technologies in Design and Construction relating to highway transportation. We will be meeting in Daytona, FL July 21 – 24, 2019 at the Daytona Hotel. Time to register for … Continue reading

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Surveying Control – Its Misuse and Effects on Accuracy

One of the most important concepts in surveying is the principle that surveying control should be significantly more accurate than the actual survey. Some say it should be twice as accurate, some say an order of magnitude. In many cases … Continue reading

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European Union Drone Regulations Published

The new European Union drone regulations will enter into force in 20 days, but included in the regs is the fact that they do not go into effect for one year. A little confusing, but I guess the intent is … Continue reading

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Interactive Visualization of 3D Coordinate Uncertainties

In speaking with Mike Olsen at OSU he remembered this paper on interactive visualization of point cloud data that he and YGP Matt O’Banion had published. I am in the last minute push to get ready for my trip to … Continue reading

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NSPS Model Standards Recommend 95% Confidence Levels

I have been doing some research on the NSPS Model Standards which were adopted in 2002 before the widespread use of 3D laser scanners. I think there is a need for an update to address the needs of the lidar … Continue reading

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Regulating Drones: What Makes a Good Drone Law?

Regulating drones and new technologies, in general,  has always been a cumbersome task for authorities. This important article takes a detailed look at what makes a good drone law. From an article in DroneII.com by Millie Radovic Regulations must encompass … Continue reading

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