Category Archives: topography

Studying Drought Using Lidar in the Amazon Rain Forest

Most people would not expect the Amazon rain forest to be associated with studying drought, yet prolonged dry spells are projected to become more prevalent and severe because of climate change. The question at hand is how these droughts are … Continue reading

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Small Satellites – The Next Big Thing in Geospatial Innovation

For all of us in the geospatial industry an important milestone was achieved tonight. No, not the announcement by Howard Schultz that he might run for President in 2020. It was the story that followed it on 60 Minutes which … Continue reading

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NASA Launched Two Lidar Sensors to Monitor Biomass

Forest monitoring has increasingly turned to satellites over the past several decades, and 2018 was no exception. In the last few months, NASA launched two sensors into space that will play a prominent role in monitoring forest biomass and structure … Continue reading

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Geo Week includes MAPPS, ASPRS and ILMF

It’s going to be quite a month for the 3D geospatial industries with CES next week, TRB the following, then the World of Concrete and Geo Week wraps up January 2019. WOW, that’s a lot of lidar and 3D laser … Continue reading

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ASTRALite Collects Bathymetric & Topographic Data

ASTRALite recently collected several data sets from the world’s first scanning topo-bathy UAV LiDAR system that can seamlessly map both above and below the surface of water. A series of technology demonstrations to validate the capabilities of the LiDAR system … Continue reading

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Oregon Statewide Imagery Program Expands Free Data

Quantum Spatial, Inc. (QSI), the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, announced that a new online offering from the Oregon Statewide Imagery Program featuring high resolution imagery acquired by QSI is now available to the public for free. PORTLAND, Ore., … Continue reading

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Flight Evolved Uses Lidar to Inspect Transmission Lines

Flight Evolved says according to an estimate in 2010, there are approximately 200,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines in the United States. That is a lot of transmission structures! However, the same estimate claims that there are approximately 5.5 million … Continue reading

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AeroVironment is Helping NPS with Woolsey Fire Aftermath

With nearly 100,000 acres and over 600 park structures destroyed AeroVironment is providing critical services to the assess the damage. The Woolsey wildfire burned almost 90% of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Southern California. Simply and painfully … Continue reading

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DEM Users Manual 3rd Edition is Now Available

The 3rd edition of the DEM Users Manual includes 15 chapters, three appendices and a detailed Index. References in the eBook version are hyperlinked which is coming soon. Chapter and appendix titles include: 1. Introduction to DEMs 2. Vertical Datums … Continue reading

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FAA Reauthorization Act – What is Impact on UAS Industry?

The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 is being hailed as a significant step forward by those in the UAS/UAV industry and by aviation law experts. From the article in UAS Magazine by Patrick C. Miller, October 10, 2018: The act—passed … Continue reading

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