Tag Archives: LiDAR

The Laser That’s Changing the World

Todd Neff has written the first comprehensive book on the development of 3D laser scanning and lidar. I think I may have reached the peak of my literary career! No, I haven’t written a book, or even a chapter of … Continue reading

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How Important is Lidar?

Where would you rank the invention and subsequent impact of lidar on the world economy? I don’t think you can put it in the same category as the PC or the Internet, but how about the ruby laser which was … Continue reading

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Tesla Lidar Update

Last week we posed the question to our readers – will Tesla eventually use lidar technology? You answered with a resounding “yes”. Sources are now saying that you are right. Check out Smart Stock News for one article on this … Continue reading

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Hailstone Research using Handheld 3D Scanners

Why research hailstones? Well for one, hail damage causes well over $1 billion dollars in insured loses every year. Second, in my opinion, hail is pretty incredible. Handheld 3D scanners were used in field settings in 2015 and 2016, capturing … Continue reading

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Will Tesla Eventually Use LiDAR?

You can’t stop the Tesla news machine. Last week Tesla announced that every new Tesla is equipped with self-driving technology which prompted a flood of response. Forbes Magazine posed the question, “Is 2016 Tech Good Enough For Next Decade?” saying, … Continue reading

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A Virtual Reality Art Experience Courtesy of LiDAR

This is one of the coolest LiDAR applications I have read about this week. A church in York, England has been scanned to create a virtual reality experience. This project, a part of the York Vespertine series, bridges art, archeology, … Continue reading

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US Army Seeks Partner for Long Distance LiDAR System

The US Army has developed a long distance LiDAR system allowing them to better calculate range and velocity measurements of long distance targets, such as incoming missiles. This technology allows them to more accurately discern between actual threats and false alarms. At closer … Continue reading

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Cambodian Lidar Initiative is Rewriting History

Dr. Damian Evans, an Australian archaeologist, is the architect of the Cambodian Archaeological Lidar Initiative (Cali) and a research fellow at Siem Reap’s École Française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO). In 2012 and 2015 The Cambodian Archaeological Lidar Initiative scanned the jungles of … Continue reading

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NSF NEON Lidar Workshop – Free

I hope you are reading this. The NSF is sponsoring a free course on the use of lidar. Your course fee, room and some meals will be paid. Transportation to Boise, ID is not covered. This 3-day course taught by … Continue reading

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FHWA Guide for Use of Lidar in Transportation

The FHWA has released an introductory guide to the use of lidar surveying technology. The guide explains, “The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) transportation bill introduced new programmatic performance measures with which the STAs (state transportation … Continue reading

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