Category Archives: Structure from motion

Monitoring Salt Marsh Shorelines with a UAS

This article written by Amy S. Farris, et al on monitoring salt marsh shorelines with a UAS recently appeared in Drone Below. Drones are now a vital tool in assessing the health of salt marshes which are crucial for the … Continue reading

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Comparison of Structure From Motion with UAV Lidar

In this paper a side-by-side comparison of structure from motion photogrammetry is performed with lidar using the same UAV platform. Thanks to Bill Gutelius at Qntfi for the lead. The capabilities and utility of UAV LiDAR and surface from motion … Continue reading

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Drone Startup Raises $100 Million Series C

Drone startup Skydio has raised a $100 million Series C funding round, which was led by Next47 and includes participation from other new investors Levitate Capital and NTT DOCOMO Ventures, as well as existing investors a16z, IVP and Playground. This … Continue reading

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UAV Lidar or Photogrammetry? Which Should You Use?

Choosing a relevant surveying/mapping system involves technologies created more than 100 years apart. Each was built on inventions that changed the world—and in one case, even affected outer space. Each is enabling precise and efficient measurement, safety and cost-saving. So … Continue reading

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UAS Lidar is not Difficult – A Rebuttal From GeoCue

This post from friend and colleague Lewis Graham, President and CTO of GeoCue Corporation is in rebuttal to a post of mine about upgrading from a camera to a UAS lidar system. ##### My friend and colleague Dr. Gene Roe … Continue reading

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UAS Lidar – Not a Simple Upgrade from Photogrammetry

It may seem like a fairly straightforward upgrade from UAS photogrammetry to UAS Lidar, but that is simply not the case. It’s really all about a higher level of systems integration and fail-safe, standard operating procedures that most firms are … Continue reading

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Slope Stability Assessment Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning

Stabilization projects of rock masses cannot be performed without a proper geomechanical characterization of slope stability. The classical approaches, due to logistic issues, typically are not able to cover extensively the areas under study. Geo-structural analysis on point clouds from … 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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ARE – AirShark Teams Up With UVM Spatial Analysis Lab

Good friend Jarlath O’Niel-Dunne, the Director of UVM SAL has been promising to write an article for Lidar News. I guess we will have count this blog post on the ARE-AirShark website as his report on UAV operations – for … Continue reading

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Geo Week 2019 Opens with MAPPS, Then ASPRS and ILMF

Geo Week 2019 opened yesterday with the MAPPS Winter Conference,  followed by the ASPRS Annual Conference and ILMF 2019 opening on Monday. This is the first time that the three events have been held in conjunction. It will be interesting … Continue reading

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