The 3D Elevation Program— Landslide Recognition, Hazard Assessment, and Mitigation Support

3D Elevation Information Underpins Our Understanding of Landslides A core mission of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is to provide information that leads to reduced loss of life and damage to property and infrastructure from landslides. Gathering this information relies on a detailed and accurate understanding of the landscape. The USGS Landslide Hazards Program (https://www.usgs.gov/science/mission-areas/ natural-hazards/landslide-hazards) conducts landslide hazard assessments, […]

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Investing in Airborne LiDAR

The Opportunity The decision to bring airborne LiDAR in-house requires a significant investment in both people and technology. Lidar News recently had the opportunity to interview Carlos Prieto and Ken Comeaux at SurvTech Solutions to learn more about their experience. Many people believe that entrepreneurs like to take risk. In fact, what makes a successful entrepreneur is that they are […]

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Mapping The Battle of Gettysburg

GeoCue Group recently partnered with the National Park Service (NPS) in a pilot project to assess culturally significant areas within Gettysburg National Military Park using small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS). The area of interest (AOI) for this project was the western face of Little Round Top. Little Round Top was the location of a defensive stand by the Union army […]

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Laser Scanning to Revit: As-Built Case Study

After 15 years in business, and over 13,000 As-Built surveys created, PPM finally took the plunge in February of this year and purchased our first laser scanner.  Starting with the “good old days” of tape measure, paper, and pencil, we have tested and implemented several different technological advancements in As-Built surveying over the years:  First it was the laser distance […]

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Open Source Point Cloud Web Services with Greyhound

Hobu, Inc. has been leading the development of open source LiDAR processing tools for almost ten years, starting first with our libLAS project and evolving those tools to the more general PDAL point cloud processing library. We recently developed open source tools with business friendly licensing for point cloud data organization (Entwine) and web services (Greyhound). In this article, I […]

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SITECO partners with FARO to launch…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SITECO partners with FARO to launch the new “road-scanner compact” with FARO laser scanners 26 October, 2016, Bologna, Italy – SITECO Infomatica SRL announces an extended partnership with FARO® (NASDAQ: FARO), the producer of the revolutionary and most popular Focus laser-scanner. This extended partnership will bring the Road-Scanner Compact equipped with FARO Focus Laser Scanners worldwide. The new […]

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