Lidar, Laser Scanning GeoData Product News

Geospatial Highlights: FAA OKs Drones to Monitor Wildfires

This week, we begin with a return to drones and wildfires as the Federal Aviation Administration for the first time approves the use of drones to monitor Washington wildfires. Also of interest: the best drone photography of the year; MIT researchers create LiDAR system for photographers; 3D app for iPad; Obama unveils 3D mapping initiative; and more.

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LiDAR and the Driverless Car

There are many technology elements that make driverless cars go, but few are more important than the LiDAR devices that are mounted on the roofs of these vehicles. These LiDAR devices can scan more than 200 feet in all directions, generating a precise three-dimensional map of the car’s surroundings.

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Accuracy of LiDAR Deliverables a Complex Concept

A client told me the other day that some vendors are promising vertical accuracy of LiDAR deliverables that exceed the LiDAR manufacturer specifications for that system and asked: Is it legitimate for a service provider to promise better accuracy than manufacturer specifications? Or, are service providers overselling their LiDAR services by promising high vertical accuracies?

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SBG Sensor Used in Headwall UAV-Based Remote Sensor Solution

With the strong support of SBG Systems, Headwall offers a unique a fully integrated remote sensing solution, combining hyperspectral and LiDAR sensors on a small Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV).

2 days ago

MAPPS to Host Congressional Briefing with USGS

Come learn how the USGS and its partners are working to assemble better data to keep citizens safe and help America thrive.

2 days ago

New Maptek Laser Scan Technology Boosts Survey Workflow and Productivity

Maptek™ I-Site™ Studio 5.0 delivers new features and improvements to existing software tools to further boost survey efficiency and productivity.

10 July 2014

Velodyne LiDAR shows 3D Sensors, Autonomous Driving, UAV Applications at Paris Event

Company showcases global reach and displays offerings with Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, and others,

26 June 2014

Eagle Mapping Expands into Large-Area Projects with Riegl LMS-Q1560 Airborne LiDAR

Eagle Mapping Ltd., a pioneer in digital airborne mapping, has become the first commercial firm in North America to take delivery of the new Riegl LMS-Q1560 airborne laser scanner system.

26 June 2014

Global Mapper LiDAR Module Released with Powerful LiDAR Transformation Options

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the release of the LiDAR Module for Global Mapper version 15.2.

12 June 2014

Velodyne LiDAR ‘King of the Road’ at BCG Worldwide Officers Meeting

The Boston Consulting Group’s Worldwide Officers Meeting (WWOM) – in session last week in Orlando – is traditionally a feast for technophiles, and nothing at this year’s gathering was tastier than the prospect of Cars Without Drivers.

12 June 2014