ASTRALiTe Demonstrates Scanning Topo-Bathy LiDAR System

ASTRALiTe Demonstrates Scanning Topo-Bathy LiDAR System on DJI Matrice 600 Pro Louisville, CO, November 2018—ASTRALiTe, Inc.,successfully demonstrated its 2-in-1 Topo-Bathy LiDAR flying on a DJI Matrice 600 Pro UAV during three separate missions over the course of a month. “It’s a breakthrough to have a bathymetric scanning lidar system capable of working on the widely available DJI Matrice UAV. It […]

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senseFly showcases the New eBee X Fixed-Wing Drone in Free Webinar

The exclusive webinar will highlight the platform’s capabilities and feature two experienced commercial operators who were the first to use the eBee X in North America Cheseaux-Lausanne, Switzerland, October 30, 2018 – senseFly, the industry’s leading provider of fixed-wing drone solutions, is hosting a free educational webinar exploring its new fixed-wing drone, the eBee X, at 10:00 EST / 16:00 […]

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GeoSLAM Welcomes New Member Of ZEB Family

GeoSLAM Welcomes New Member Of ZEB Family For Indoor + Outdoor Use The latest innovation from geospatial mapping and monitoring technology specialist, GeoSLAM has been announced today [16 October], with the launch of the ZEB-HORIZON. Officially unveiled at this year’s INTERGEO, the ZEB-HORIZON is the next generation of handheld 3D laser scanners, capable of rapidly capturing intricate indoor and outdoor […]

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Phoenix LiDAR Systems Disrupts the LiDAR Landscape Again

Phoenix LIDAR Systems – The​ ​commercial UAV LiDAR pioneer pushes industry boundaries with three new product announcements at INTERGEO 2018 Los Angeles, CA — October 12, 2018 –Phoenix LiDAR Systems, LLC., the industry leader in commercial UAV LiDAR systems, is proud to announce its three newest LiDAR solutions that will challenge LiDAR conventions once again at INTERGEO 2018, the world’s largest […]

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Standards are the Key to Harnessing Technology

Shane MacLaughlin, Managing Director at Atlas Computers in Ireland provides an in-depth look into the need for open standards. Topographic Survey Specification for Urban Projects Some years ago I chaired a working group hosted by Dublin City Council tasked with developing a robust specification for urban topographic survey projects.  This working group came into being at the behest of the […]

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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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Stereo Mapping From Drones – Cardinal Systems’ VR Mapping Software

Stereo Mapping From Drones – Cardinal Systems’ VR Mapping Software Cardinal Systems has added tools to the Vr Mapping Software for efficient mapping from UAS imagery.  Stereo is more versatile for vector extraction than Imagery-Derived Point Clouds (IDPC) or DSM.   IDPC miss above-ground features like power lines, signs, and drip lines.  They also round break lines and edges like fences, curbs and […]

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Rolling Shutter Effect Important in UAV Photogrammetry

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Many are not aware that photographs taken with a UAV are subject to the rolling shutter effect. (Be sure to watch the video at the end for great visual explanation.) The main disadvantage of UAV photogrammetry is that it uses non-metric cameras. These cameras have low-quality movable lenses, a small focal length, and most have a CMOS sensor with an […]

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Embry-Riddle Offers Advanced sUAS Inspection Operations Course

Register Before August 3 and Save – Visit www.expouav.com  LAS VEGAS, NV, July 31, 2018— Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus, in conjunction with Commercial UAV Expo 2018, will offer a pre-event workshop, sUAS Advanced Inspection Operations Course, at the conference on Monday, October 1 at The Westgate in Las Vegas, Nev.  This in-depth workshop will extend knowledge from beyond Part […]

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Minimum Effective Dose of Accuracy

Day in and day out reality capture solutions seem to be appearing out of thin air with solutions pushing the level of accuracy into tighter tolerances while at the same time a newer breed of less accurate solutions are emerging at considerably less cost. It is easy for professionals in the reality capture industry to become consumed by the chase […]

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Delair Introduces Industry’s Most Advanced Fixed-Wing UAV For Lidar-Based Aerial Surveying and 3D Mapping

New Delair DT26X LiDAR drone combines LiDAR sensing with RGB camera data to enable highly accurate and high-resolution 3D representation and measurements over large areas with minimal flights and in challenging environments DENVER, Colo. – February 5, 2018 – Delair, a leading supplier of drone solutions for commercial industries, today introduced the next generation of its high-performance Delair DT26X LiDAR […]

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BoE Systems Drone-Based Aerial LiDAR Supports Local Waterway Infrastructure Project

By Jason Littrell, President, BoE Systems Introduction BoE Systems integrates cutting-edge hardware and software to provide highly accurate geospatial data collection solutions. Our drone-based aerial LiDAR systems create detail-rich 3-dimensional models from an ideal vantage point. These models, known as point clouds, are ideal for a variety of industry uses as they hold a treasure trove of critical data points […]

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Riegl Wins MAPPS Geospatial Excellence Award

The team of RIEGL USA proudly presenting the MAPPS Geospatial Excellence Award for Technology Innovation Horn, Austria, February 1, 2018: On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, RIEGL became the proud recipient of the 2017 MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Award. This prestigious award was bestowed upon the RIEGL miniVUX-1UAV miniaturized LiDAR sensor for unmanned laser scanning in the Technology Innovation […]

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PrecisionPoint Hires 3D Scanning Industry Veteran…

IMMEDIATE RELEASE   PrecisionPoint Hires 3D Scanning Industry Veteran to Expand Line of 3D Reality Capture Services   CARMEL, Indiana, 25 October 2016 – PrecisionPoint Inc., a provider of 3D reality capture and BIM Modeling solutions, is pleased to announce the hiring of Pete Abraham, an expert in 3D laser scanning and 3D modeling technologies. With a background in terrestrial, […]

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LIDARUSA Becomes Reseller of DJI UAV Solutions

LIDARUSA is pleased to announce that they are now resellers of the DJI UAV solutions. “After several years of researching a number of UAV solutions, the introduction of the DJI M600 platform is a perfect fit for our ScanLook UAV solutions,” says Daniel Fagerman, CTO of LIDARUSA. “The M600 has many very nice features that fit well with the Revolution […]

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SITECO Informatica is Delivering Lidar Mapping Customers Top Performance

Not often does one find a company that has pivoted its business direction over a short two-year period, but that is exactly what SITECO Informatica (pronounced SEE-TEH-CO) has successfully achieved. For over 10 years, SITECO, based in Bologna Italy, was providing mobile mapping collection and data processing services primarily throughout Europe and North Africa. The company designed and built their […]

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Bringing Airborne LiDAR to the Commercial Market

  Puts everything into 3D world which provides more robust measurements of assets When the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the highly anticipated rules governing the operation of small UAS (sUAS) for commercial purposes, everything changed for drone and sensor manufacturers, aerial data service providers and forward thinking, innovative businesses. Scheduled to take effect by the end of August, the most […]

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Selecting The Appropriate GNSS Solution

Determining the appropriate GNSS solution required in your mobile lidar system can be a bit troublesome. While this is true, it is only true if your preferred vendor offers a choice and if you are aware of the choices. Most manufacturers offer only a single solution, some offer only a particular brand, and others offer a variety. It is easier […]

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UAV Based Accident and Crime Scene Investigation

This experimental project was organized by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Pix4D to investigate a proposed UAV-based protocol for accident and crime scene investigations. Comparing results with traditional methods (measuring tape, laser scanner) would show the accuracy and reliability of the achieved reconstruction results so that they can eventually be used as admitted evidence in court. Two data […]

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