3D Laser Scanning Standards and Guidelines from Caltrans

logo of Caltrans Develops 3D Laser Scanning Standards

3D laser scanning standards and specifications for Caltrans applications were developed to promote large-scale deployment of this technology into Caltrans day-to-day survey operations. This report documents the AHMCT research project, “Creating Standards and Specifications for the Use of Laser Scanning in Caltrans Projects.” DOTs and private contractors have used laser scanning in highway survey applications and found that it reduces […]

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Novel LiDAR Data Improves Our Understanding of Tropical Forests

Dr. Kim Calders and his team have just completed 2 months of field work in Australian tropical forests collecting both terrestrial and UAS lidar data to support a novel lidar data fusion methodology. Forest ecosystems contain more biomass than any other ecosystem. However, estimating biomass without cutting down trees is difficult. Traditional methods of estimating aboveground biomass (ABG) are based […]

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