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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Wingtra to host webinar on drone LIDAR technology and ..

Wingtra to host webinar on drone LIDAR technology and industry integration featuring industry expert Ted Strazimiri Zurich, Switzerland – Wingtra, the leading provider of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone technology, is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar delving into the current state of drone LIDAR technology and its transformative capabilities across key industries. The event, scheduled for Thursday, May […]

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Lumotive and Hokuyo Announce Commercial Release of World’s First 3D Lidar Sensor With True Solid-State Beam Steering

Lumotive and Hokuyo Announce Commercial Release of World’s First 3D Lidar Sensor With True Solid-State Beam Steering New sensor leverages Lumotive’s cutting-edge optical beamforming technology to revolutionize industrial automation and service robotics SEATTLE, May 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Lumotive, a pioneer in optical semiconductor technology, and Hokuyo Automatic Co., Ltd., a global leader in sensors and automation, today announced the commercial release […]

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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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Revolutionizing Construction Technology with ..

Revolutionizing Construction Technology with Robotic Imaging (Now Available on IOS and Android) Robotic Imaging’s application is changing the way architects, engineers, construction teams, owners and developers exchange data. Integrating with existing technology is their focus and how these growing trends continue to grow in unison with the 3D data economy. It’s hard to believe, but the year of 2024 is […]

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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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AEye Announces Partnership with Leading Automotive ..

AEye Announces Partnership with Leading Automotive Electronics and Vision Solutions Provider, LITEON DUBLIN, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIDR), a global leader in adaptive, high-performance lidar solutions, today announced that the non-binding Letter of Intent (“LOI”) announced in March is with LITEON Technology Corporation and is intended to provide AEye with a customer channel and industrialization partnership. Both companies will work […]

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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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NOAA Digital Coast Celebrates Two Major Milestones

NOAA Digital Coast Celebrates Two Major Milestones NOAA’s Digital Coast provides coastal communities with access to the data, tools, and training needed to increase coastal resilience. This year, the site celebrates two major milestones, as the Digital Coast’s Data Access Viewer recently processed its one millionth custom data job while simultaneously celebrating its 25th year of providing lidar data. The Data […]

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Seyond Collaborates with Curiosity Lab and ..

Seyond Collaborates with Curiosity Lab and Peachtree Corners to Deploy LiDAR Solution to Improve VRU Safety and Traffic Intersection Efficiencies PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga., May 2, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Peachtree Corners – one of the United States’ first 5G smart cities powered by real-world connected infrastructure – announced a collaboration with global provider of image-grade LiDAR technology, Seyond. This collaboration enables Seyond to deploy and […]

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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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XPENG to adopt RoboSense’s MX LiDAR for ..

XPENG to adopt RoboSense’s MX LiDAR for intelligent driving application Beijing (Gasgoo)- RoboSense, the provider of LiDAR and perception solutions, announced a partnership with China’s leading smart electric vehicle company, XPENG. This collaboration aims to explore the scale-production of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) based on RoboSense’s next-generation mid-to-long-range LiDAR. The goal is to allow more consumers to experience safer and more convenient intelligent […]

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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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QCi Secures Order for Underwater LiDAR Prototype

QCi Secures Order for Revolutionary Underwater LiDAR Prototype HOBOKEN, N.J., April 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Quantum Computing, Inc (QCi) (Nasdaq: QUBT), an innovative quantum optics and nanophononics technology company, today revealed the successful sale of its quantum LiDAR prototype to Johns Hopkins University. Valued at $200,000, the prototype marks a significant advancement in underwater LiDAR technology and will be utilized for testing and evaluation within Johns Hopkins’ esteemed research […]

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Descartes Labs Government Launches Retina at GEOINT ..

Descartes Labs Government Launches Retina at GEOINT 2024, Fusing OSINT and GEOINT into a Single Pane of Glass SANTA FE, New Mexico, 24 April 2024 – Descartes Labs Government (DLG) is announcing the launch of Retina (Rapid Exploitation Through Interactive Analysis) at GEOINT 2024. Retina is an innovative solution that integrates Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) for rapid intelligence extraction, […]

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