New York UAS Test Site Completes Advanced Drone Operations for..

New York UAS Test Site Completes Advanced Drone Operations for FAA Drone Integration Program The Biggest and Most Technologically Complex Operation in Test Site’s History. (ROME, NY) – The New York UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York has completed phase two of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) unmanned aircraft traffic management pilot program (UPP). UPP Phase Two (UPP2) […]

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webinar – how to Accurately merge imagery with Lidar

Upcoming Webinar – How to Accurately Merge Imagery with Lidar – Register Below The use of LiDAR sensors for mapping is growing, as recent technological advances even allow them now to be mounted on drones.  LiDAR point clouds are often collected in conjunction with imagery, which combined together lead to very rich datasets. This training session will discuss how to […]

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Two Companies, One Vision – Lidar Tech

Two Companies, One Vision Elevating the Power of Partnership Background At Quantum Spatial (QSI), we were very early adopters of 3D laser scanning/lidar technology. We completed our first lidar project in 1995 with an airborne system that was equipped with a 2 KHz laser (2,000 points per second). Today, lasers typically operate at 2 MHz, or rates 1,000 times faster. […]

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The Cohesive Companies announce the acquisition of…

The Cohesive Companies announce the acquisition of UK-based Maximo solutions provider SRO Solutions  Will strengthen Cohesive Companies in the global maritime and resources industries EXTON, Pa. – November 30, 2020 – The Cohesive Companies, a wholly-owned but independently operated digital integrator business unit of Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY, the infrastructure engineering software company), today announced its acquisition of SRO Solutions (“SRO”) to extend its […]

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Georeference pointclouds with the new OxTS Georeferencer

Georeference pointclouds from Hesai, Ouster and Velodyne LiDAR sensors with the new OxTS Georeferencer OxTS Georeferencer is a powerful LiDAR georeferencing software tool that combines OxTS inertial navigation data with raw LiDAR data to give surveyors the ability to create georeferenced pointclouds as well as tools to calibrate their setup and analyse the accuracy of their survey.   With the […]

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Leica Survey – Increased Reliance on Laser Scanning In…

Leica Geosystems Survey Points to Increased Reliance on Laser Scanning in 2021 Among Architecture, Engineering and Construction Professionals Community Shares and Ranks Most Widely Used Measurement Tools on Job Sites Heerbrugg, Switzerland – November 17, 2020 – Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, industry leader in measurement technology, recently conducted a survey on social media among architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals. The […]

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Quantum Spatial Supports Disaster Preparedness on Vancouver Island

Quantum Spatial Canada Supports Disaster Preparedness on Vancouver Island Through Lidar Survey Covering 9000 Square Kilometers Located off the Pacific Coast of British Columbia, Vancouver Island is home to just under 900,000 people, as well as the province’s capital, Victoria. The island’s natural beauty and sandy beaches make it an appealing resort destination, including Tofino, Canada’s “unofficial surfing capital.” Vancouver […]

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USGIF Accepting Applications for Scholarship Program

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USGIF Accepting Applications for Annual Scholarship Program Foundation offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for college students  Herndon, Virginia (November 2, 2020)—The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) announces the opening of its 2021 Scholarship Program. Every year, USGIF awards scholarships of various amounts to exceptional students studying GEOINT, geospatial sciences, and other related fields. USGIF has awarded $1.4 million […]

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Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Launches Center for..

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Launches Center for Geospatial Solutions New technology hub will open access to valuable geospatial data and analysis CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy today launched a new enterprise to expand the use of advanced technology for land and water conservation—The Center for Geospatial Solutions (CGS). The center will give people and organizations the tools they need […]

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Saddleback Surveys, Inc. Gets Big Returns with Lidar

Lidar News recently had the opportunity to interview Kathie and Rick Tetreault, the founders of Saddleback Surveys, based in Irvine, CA about their investment in Lidar and 3D laser scanning. Here are their valuable insights. 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 […]

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USGIF Recognizes Individuals for Their Years of Service

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USGIF Recognizes Individuals for Their Years of Service   Five GEOINT professionals awarded for their leadership and commitment to GEOINT Herndon, Virginia (September 30, 2020)— During the 2020 GEOINTegration Summit the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) recognized five GEOINT professionals who exemplify  leadership and commitment to the geospatial tradecraft, education, professional development, scholarly pursuits, and mentorship.  The winners were nominated […]

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NV5 Awarded $28 Million in Geospatial Contracts to Support…

NV5 Awarded $28 Million in Geospatial Contracts to Support U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Geological Survey HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Sept. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NV5 Global, Inc. (the “Company” or “NV5”) (Nasdaq: NVEE), a provider of compliance, technology, and engineering consulting solutions, announced today that its subsidiary, Quantum Spatial, Inc. (“Quantum Spatial”), North America’s largest geospatial services firm, has been awarded contracts totaling $28 million to support […]

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An Insider’s Perspective on the Value of Bandpass Lidar Filters

An Insider’s Perspective on the Value of Bandpass Lidar Filters Lidar News had the opportunity to interview Peter Egerton, Chief Commercial Officer at Alluxa. As the CCO, Peter is responsible for the strategy and execution of global sales, marketing, product management, and business development functions at Alluxa. He is a named inventor on 10 patents in optics and related fields and […]

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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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Pointly – 3D point cloud classification tool launched

Pointly – 3D point cloud classification tool launched Supper & Supper has launched Pointly, a SaaS solution allowing to easily manage and classify 3D point clouds with the help of AI. Supper & Supper, one of the leading full-service data science service providers based in Berlin, Germany, has recently launched its cloud-based software called Pointly. The solution enables an accelerated […]

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RAPID SLAM TECHNOLOGY REVEALS SECRETS OF SINKHOLE

RAPID SLAM TECHNOLOGY REVEALS SECRETS OF SINKHOLE A laser scan has revealed a huge underground void after a sinkhole appeared in a Buckinghamshire playing field. After the sinkhole appeared in a field in the town of Wooburn Green, the local parish council contacted land surveyors and geospatial engineers, Geoterra, to carry out a 3D laser subsurface scan and video survey. […]

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Chengdu Leverages Digital Twins on Complex CNY 1.38 Billion Project

Chengdu Leverages Digital Twins on Complex CNY 1.38 Billion Infrastructure Project  Incorporating BIM Methods into Every Part of Road and Pipeline Design Saved Time and Expense Finding Space for New Roads in a Tight Environment To address traffic congestion in the city of Chengdu, China, Chengdu Urban Construction Investment Management Group Co., Ltd. (CUCIMG) was tasked with designing a CNY […]

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The GEOINT 2020 Innovation Tradecraft Competition Has a Winner

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The GEOINT 2020 Innovation Tradecraft Competition Has a Winner  Four finalists demonstrate the best practices in data discovery and alignment for addressing mission problems—Cesium wins the 2020 Innovation Tradecraft Competition Herndon, VA (August 4,2020) — The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), on Wednesday, July 29, held the final round of the 2020 GEOINT […]

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Delayed Release of the Modernized NSRS

Delayed Release of the Modernized NSRS NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) is announcing a delay in the release of the modernized National Spatial Reference System (NSRS). In 2007, NGS began planning for the modernized NSRS, acquiring its first airborne gravimeter, creating and initiating the Gravity for the Redefinition of the American Vertical Datum (GRAV-D) project and by 2008 had codified […]

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Velodyne Lidar Sensors Power Emesent’s Hovermap

Velodyne Lidar Sensors Power Emesent’s Hovermap to Fly Beyond the Visual Line of Sight Emesent’s AL2 for Hovermap Leverages Velodyne Lidar to Access the Inaccessible Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced that Emesent’s newly introduced Autonomy Level 2 (AL2) technology for Hovermap uses Velodyne lidar sensors to provide real-time perception and high-quality, accurate 3D data. Hovermap is a plug-and-play mapping and autonomy […]

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Taking the next step – seamless virtual planning + communication

NavVis IndoorViewer 2.7: Taking the next step towards seamless virtual planning and communication With the most recent release of NavVis IndoorViewer 3D visualization software, every building stakeholder can now look forward to even more functionality to the highly accurate measurement tool which now lets you annotate, export and share measurements. July 28th, 2020. Munich, Germany – NavVis, the leading global provider of […]

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Ellipse Series 3rd Generation: SBG Systems renews its popular line

Ellipse Series 3rd Generation: SBG Systems renews its popular line of miniature inertial sensors with high-end functionalities and dual frequency RTK Carrières-sur-Seine (France), June 22nd 2020 – SBG Systems to announce the third generation of its popular line of miniature inertial sensors called the Ellipse Series. This renewed product line benefits from a 64bit architecture allowing high precision signal processing.. […]

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