Category Archives: Technology

FHWA Supports DOT Drone Programs

UAS offer several transformative aspects for highway transportation, enhancing safety and productivity and reducing cost. The FHWA is supporting DOTs around the country with the introduction of drones for wide variety of applications. From the FHWA Every Day Counts program. … Continue reading

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Levandowski Criminally Charged – Theft of Trade Secrets

Lidar News provided a number of posts beginning in October 2017 involving Anthony Levandowski and his involvement in a Waymo vs. Uber patent lawsuit. The case was eventually settled in Waymo’s favor. The judge in  the case recommended that the … Continue reading

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Self Driving Vehicles From Toyota at Olympics

Toyota will deploy some 3,700 vehicles, including self-driving buses and mobility products at next year’s Tokyo Summer Olympics, nearly all of them electrified, including a futuristic self-driving pod car that will escort the Olympic torch and lead the marathon race. … Continue reading

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Virtual Testing of Lidar Sensors in CarMaker V8

IPG Automotive has launched version 8.0 of its CarMaker virtual testing suite with newly integrated of Lidar raw signal interface (RSI). The lidar RSI is a physical sensor model based on ray tracing that enables detailed modeling of lidar sensors. … Continue reading

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First BVLOS Drone Flight Maps Trans-Alaska Pipeline

To date, flight beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) has been tested with visual ground observers or in an “extended line of sight” scenario – one that may require as much staff as flight within visual line of sight. This … Continue reading

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UN GGIM – Global Geospatial Information Management

I can’t say that I have been aware of UN GGIM since its founding in 2011, but it has been a number of years  in which I have wondered how I might get involved with this important geospatial organization. I … Continue reading

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SENSR is 3D Perception Software for all Lidar Sensors

SENSR is 3D perception software that wants to become the Windows of 3D Lidar sensors, enabling mass-adoption of automotive-grade LiDAR solutions. It will be interesting to see if the key players will buy into this. Seoul Robotics, a dynamic provider … Continue reading

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Geomatics Career Promoted by US Careers Online Video

US Careers Online has partnered with WithersRavenel to highlight Geomatics and Surveying as a possible career path. From an article in xyHt. North Carolina based US Careers Online—a leader in helping students find a career in new and interesting fields … Continue reading

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Geomatics Professional versus Licensed Land Surveyor

The term “surveyor” has tremendous historical significance dating back to the Egyptian “rope stretchers,” but I think the time has come for the idea of the geomatics professional to emerge. The digital transformation began in the 1950’s for the surveying … Continue reading

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TRB AFB80 Summer Meeting 2019 – Some Highlights

This past weekend’s heat wave in New Hampshire prepped me for the weather in Daytona, Fl at the TRB AFB80 summer meeting, but it was still HOT. Although I was not able to attend the morning presentations on Tuesday, the … Continue reading

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