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Aviation Partnership Demonstrates UAV Traffic Control

Over nearly a week of testing — a week that followed months of preparation and involved five types of aircraft, four aircraft software systems, more than 30 engineers, pilots, and operations experts, and 141 flights — the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation … Continue reading

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Airborne Commercial Lidar – The Early Development Days

I was doing some research on the early days of airborne commercial lidar and luckily remembered Todd Neff had done all that work for me. Todd’s book is “The Laser That’s Changing the World,” and it is a must read … Continue reading

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Preventing Forest Fires with Lidar-derived Veg Maps

Preventing forest fires like the Tubbs and Nuns wildfires that exploded across Sonoma County in 2017, could have been better supported if firefighters had more detailed land cover information. Types of vegetation, structures, and roads distributed across the landscape would … Continue reading

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USF is Preserving Cape Canaveral Launch Complexes in 3D

As the world celebrated 50 years since man first walked on the moon it seemed like a perfect time to highlight how USF is preserving the rapidly decaying launch facilities at Cape Canaveral, FL. From the USF website. Our team … Continue reading

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Neil Armstrong Spacesuit Conserved with Laser Scanning

On 16 July 1969, three men flew to the moon. Their spacesuits have since been kept at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, but nothing lasts forever. The suit Neil Armstrong was wearing when he became … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi Area Selected for NASA Drone Study

Officials from NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management project selected Corpus Christi as one of two nationwide test sites. From an article in Caller Times, Alexandria Rodriguez. “This area has a diverse geographic landscape. We are looking at the downtown … Continue reading

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ICESat-2 Laser Scanning Satellite Needs Your Data

I guess this one belongs in the crowd sourced data folder. NASA is looking for volunteers to help ground truth and calibrate their laser scanning satellite ICESat-2 by measuring tree heights with your smart phone. NASA launched a laser-powered planetary … 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 recently. It was a story on 60 Minutes which introduced the masses to the small satellite boom that is ever so quietly revolutionizing the collection of imagery … Continue reading

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ICESat-2 Will Carry Photon-Counting Lidar

NASA launched the ICESat-2 satellite with the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System – ATLAS in September of this year. The mission is to assess the impact of global warming on the polar ice caps and lidar is the main technology. … Continue reading

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Day 1 SPAR 3D 2018

Lights, camera, action and with that SPAR 3D 2018 and AEC Next were launched. The Anaheim Convention Center is a very nice venue. Lisa Murray welcomed the standing room only audience by noting that this was the 15th year for … Continue reading

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