Lidar, Laser Scanning GeoData Product News

Multispectral LiDAR: Deserts, Rivers, Forests, More

“Originally LiDAR was seen as a means of obtaining elevation data, but there is a growing interest among researchers in accurately mapping water/land interfaces and identifying species by spectral characteristics, which requires multiple laser wavelengths,” says Juan Carlos Fernandez Diaz, senior researcher at The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM).

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about 3 days and 10 hours ago

LiDAR Sensors Meet Florida Citrus

According to Tom McPeek, CEO and founder of AGERpoint Inc., a lot more can be done with geospatial technology to spread precision agriculture into a sub-market of farmers who grow permanent crops that develop on a tree, vine or bush as opposed to annuals that grow in a field, often low to the ground.

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2 days and 14 hours ago

Geo Positions: Detecting Change Over Time With 3D Models

Upon obtaining a degree in geography from the University of Dusseldorf in Germany about 10 years ago, Sandra Bond came to the U.S. as an exchange student to write her thesis on the San Andreas fault. “Then I just ended up staying,” she says. Now, a decade later, she has worked her way up to the role of geographer and LiDAR analyst with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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2 days and 14 hours ago

GeoShack Becomes Teledyne Optech Distributor

Teledyne Optech products now carried by new distributor within North America.

one week and one day ago

LizardTech Launches Express Server 9.5

Express Server helps users quickly access images from a variety of devices and connections.

one week and one day ago

Is Linear LiDAR Still Relevant?

Much of the technology available to geospatial service providers today was completely unimaginable as little as 10 or even five years ago. That isn’t just my observation. It’s what I heard over and over again at the 2016 MAPPS Winter Conference in Las Vegas and the 2016 International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) in Denver.

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one week and 6 days ago

Quanergy Announces New Mini LiDAR Sensor

Small size and light weight make it well suited for drones.

3 weeks and 2 days ago

New Terrestrial Scanner From Riegl

The VZ400i is up to three times faster than its predecessor.

about one month and 2 weeks ago

Information Integration: Self-Driving Cars to Surveying

Whether it is self-driving cars or surveying, maps on record don’t always reflect physical reality. Roads are modified, renamed, closed for construction, etc., and in some cases it becomes relevant if there are potholes or other hazards awaiting vehicles. In a survey project, these physical realities can play a major role if a surveyor is engaged to help chart a route for a truck trying to access a remote mining site over difficult-to-navigate terrain, or even in a case where surveying activities are taking place on urban streets or at a construction site with unforeseen hazards.

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2 months and 5 days ago

Geo Positions: Geospatial Veteran Talks Laser Scanning

Welcome to GeoDataPoint’s new Geo Positions segment, shining a spotlight on geospatial professionals of all specialties. The recurring Q&A aims to help readers learn from how others in the field do their jobs. This installment — the first ever — features Bryan Merritt, PSM, LS, corporate manager of geospatial services with Erdman Anthony.

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2 months and one week ago