A Best Fit Partnership: ClearSkies Geomatics and ..

A Best Fit Partnership: ClearSkies Geomatics and Phoenix Lidar Systems Partner Lidar News readers are interested in how innovative companies and individuals are leveraging Phoenix LiDAR 3D technologies to solve their customers’ problems. Lidar News Founder Gene Roe has provided the following interview questions to help the Phoenix LiDAR customers tell their drone lidar story. Below is how that conversation […]

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GNSS – Why is that important for Mobile Mapping?

Thanks to Jeff Fagerman at Lidar USA for this article. Mobile mapping systems (MMS) are gaining rapidly in popularity and their use is spreading into many fields beyond the more technical areas of surveying and engineering. Applications for archeology, forensics and accident scene reconstruction, riot scene analysis, a multitude of agricultural and forestry applications, golf courses, game parks, and city […]

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GeoLas Systems & LiDAR News Interview with Mathias Motz, Business Development Manager

Lidar News readers are interested in how innovative companies and individuals are leveraging 3D lidar technologies to solve geospatial problems. Lidar News Founder Gene Roe has provided the following interview questions to help GeoLas Systems partners tell their story. Our CEO, Dr. Christoph Hug, has over 30 years of experience with airborne LiDAR technology. Before joining a lidar team at […]

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CSX Rails Against Traditional Asset Management

CSX Rails Against Traditional Asset Management Challenge CSX is one of the nation’s leading transportation suppliers of rail – based freight and intermodal containers, operating and managing over 21,000 miles of track spanning 23 states, DC, Ontario, and Quebec. Nearly two-thirds of Americans live within CSX’s service territory. In 2008, the Rail Safety Improvement Act mandated the implementation of Positive […]

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Lidar Intensity Information: A Review of Applications and Processing Techniques

In addition to precise 3D coordinates most lidar systems also record “intensity”. To date, intensity data have proven beneficial in data registration, feature extraction, classification, surface analysis, and segmentation to name just a few examples. The list of applications also continues to grow rapidly, as lidar researchers and practitioners develop new and innovative uses of these data. The primary benefit […]

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Oh My Foot, Another Change! – Photogrammetry & Survey Engineer

Oh My Foot, Another Change! Curtis Clabaugh Editor’s Note:  Retired after nearly 43 years with the Wyoming Department of Transportation as State Photogrammetry & Surveys Engineer, Curtis Clabaugh is currently with ESP Associates doing project liaison and educational awareness.  He is currently the chair of the Transportation Research Board subcommittee for small unmanned aerial systems. Sometimes I wonder if I […]

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How to Verify Dirt Levels with Drone LiDAR

How to Verify Dirt Levels with Drone LiDAR Drone LiDAR efficiently provides detailed preconstruction data and verification planning. Rome, NY- Monitoring pre and post-development projects from start to finish is key to ensuring the accuracy and success of the overall design plan. Adams Surveying, out of Richardson Texas, has increased its workload and bottom line, by using drone LiDAR to […]

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Where Are the Professionals?

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Where are the Professionals is a guest article by Curtis Clabaugh. Are the epic battles between the engineering surveying and planning/GIS professions beginning to resurface with emerging technologies fueling the fire?  I believe they are with changes in technology being the driving force. The new tools allowing for the capture of data are likely to bring about changes to all […]

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Lidar Based Tree Inventories and 3D Photogrammetry Technology

Lidar Based Tree Inventories and 3D Photogrammetry Technology Lidar News is interested in how innovative companies and individuals are leveraging advanced technologies for enhanced visualization and improved modeling and design outcomes. For this Q&A Feature, Lidar News Founder Gene Roe interviews Geoff Lawless, Registered Professional Forester at Forsite. Starting as a Photo Interpreter at Forsite in 2016, I began working alongside partner, Object-Raku, […]

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Phoenix Lidar – Lidar News Interview  –  Eric Goetsch, VP of Manned Operations and R&D, SkySkopes

Phoenix Lidar – Lidar News Interview  –  Eric Goetsch, VP of Manned Operations and R&D, SkySkopes Lidar News readers are interested in how innovative companies and individuals are leveraging Phoenix LiDAR 3D technologies to solve their customer’s problems. Lidar News Founder Gene Roe has provided the following interview questions to help the Phoenix LiDAR customers tell their story. After graduating […]

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Inspections of the Surduc Dam advanced with airborne LiDAR surveying

Inspections of the Surduc Dam advanced with airborne LiDAR surveying August 31, 2023 – Montreux, Switzerland – TOPODRONE, a Swiss based designer and manufacturer of high-precision surveying equipment, and Graphein, an EU service integrator for the construction industry, recently had a use case on the Surduc Dam inspections (EU) with the aerial TOPODRONE LiDAR 200+. The collected data is applied […]

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RAILROAD MAPPING IN BRAZIL SAVES CUSTOMER 74%

Railroad Corridor Mapping in Brazil with Microdrones Saves Customer 74% Measure, a Microdrones distributor who specializing in conventional topography, laser scanning, aero photogrammetry, drone Lidar, georeferencing, drilling and geospatial data, was tasked with surveying a 108km corridor of new railroad construction in Goias, Brazil, within a four-week time table. To meet the needs of their customer they used both the mdLiDAR1000 […]

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8+ Years of Leveraging Aerial LiDAR in the Land Survey and Civil Engineering Industry

8+ Years of Leveraging Aerial LiDAR in the Land Survey and Civil Engineering Industry Gene Roe, Founder of Lidar News speaks with Jeff Rizza, Remote Sensing Program Manager at DJ&A about the challenges of developing a new surveying business from scratch with integrity and cutting edge technology.  Can you please provide a brief overview of your professional background (s) and […]

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THE LMU MUNICH INSTITUTE FOR DIGITAL CULTURAL HERITAGE STUDIES MAKES THE PAST VISIBLE WITH RIEGL UAV-BASED LIDAR

THE LMU MUNICH INSTITUTE FOR DIGITAL CULTURAL HERITAGE STUDIES MAKES THE PAST VISIBLE WITH RIEGL UAV-BASED LIDAR Prof. Dr. Nicola Lercari, Director of the Institute for Digital Cultural Heritage Studies at the LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) provided us with some exciting details from their latest project, where they used RIEGL’s VUX-1UAV22 UAV LiDAR sensor to uncover further secrets of the ancient Greek city of […]

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Airborne Lidar – Discrete Return or Full Waveform?

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This paper provides an excellent treatment of the difference between discrete return airborne lidar and full waveform digital signal processing. Each has its strengths and weaknesses. Discrete return (DR) airborne lidar systems can record 4 returns Full waveform (FW) can record an unlimited number in theory Some systems provide both sensors DR is catching up to FW Excerpts from the […]

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Can AI and Land Surveyors Play Nicely?

Can AI and Land Surveyors Play Nicely? Author: Michael Clifford, PLS, Co-founder & Principal of DGT Associates As early adopters of technology in their industry, American land surveyors are trailblazers in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) community. Surveyors are known to lean into technological advancements that enable the delivery of accurate and efficient services. Long before computers were found […]

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Subsurface Information Modeling Using LiDAR

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Building on SUE, SUM, and BIM to Advance Underground Stewardship. For some reason, utility contractors over the years did not take the time to record subsurface information at the needed level of detail. by Mike Twohig The use of Subsurface Utility Mapping (SUE) dates back to the early 1980s. In 1991, SUE gained an official endorsement from the Federal Highway […]

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KELYN3D Lidar News Interview – Dennis Shimer, Technician, M.A.N. Mapping Services, Inc. –

Lidar News is interested in how innovative companies and individuals are leveraging advanced technologies for enhanced visualization and improved modeling and design outcomes. For this Q&A Feature, Lidar News Editor Gene Roe interviews M.A.N. Mapping Services Inc Technician Dennis Shimer. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Can you please provide a brief overview of your professional background(s) and experience, particularly with 3D technologies and visualization, and/or […]

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Decarbonizing the Infrastructure Industry

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Our industry needs to recognize the need for decarbonizing, identify where to put their effort first for greatest effect, and take action – Mott Macdonald Clare Wildfire, Global practice leader for cities, Mott MacDonald We in the infrastructure industry have 30 years to decarbonise infrastructure. Three decades is a long time in terms of our daily lives. It’s long enough […]

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3D Laser Scanning Historical Caves

3D Laser Scanning Historical Caves LiDAR News had the opportunity in December 2021 to interview David Bodo on his firm’s investment in and use of 3D laser scanning on some challenging project environments.  Can you please provide a brief overview of your professional background and experience with 3D laser scanning/LiDAR technology, as well as a brief history of the growth […]

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Merging Terrestrial and Hydrographic Scanning

Background Back in the late 1980’s John F. Sawyer saw the need for a surveying services company that could provide accurate hydrographic surveying and quantity calculations. Mr. Sawyer had a background in dredging and in 1989 Arc Surveying and Mapping (Arc) was born. The company is family – owned and operated with three brothers running the day – to – […]

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The “What” and the “Why”: The Geospatial Journey of 3 Regular Guys

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Gene Roe, Founder of Lidar News speaks with Brian Leiser, Owner/Principal, Redefined Horizons Surveying Inc. and his two partners about the challenges of developing a new surveying business from scratch with integrity and cutting edge technology. Let the geospatial journey begin. Can you please provide a brief overview of your professional background (s) and experience, particularly with 3D laser scanning/drone […]

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Tying Data Together

The LiDAR profession continues to evolve and with evolution comes new solutions, innovation and analytics which causes the provider of data to evaluate the best solution for the application. Merrick & Company uses most every remote sensing technology to provide solutions to most mapping applications. One of the more challenging aspects of combining technologies is making all the data fit […]

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