Lidar

Teledyne Optech’s ALTM Galaxy T1000 lidar designed to reduce costs

February 9, 2017By
Teledyne Optech's ALTM Galaxy T1000 lidar designed to reduce costs.

Teledyne Optech has added to its line of airborne laser terrain mappers with the ALTM Galaxy T1000. The new system combines a 1000-kHz effective ground measurement rate with Optech’s SwathTRAK technology to create a compact, efficient and versatile lidar sensor. Core to the Galaxy T1000’s enhanced collection efficiency is a doubling of the laser pulse repetition frequency and a further increase to its variable-terrain... read more

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Caltrans takes delivery of Riegl mapper

January 23, 2017By
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Caltrans — the California state agency responsible for highway, bridge and rail transportation planning, construction and maintenance — has taken delivery of the new Riegl VMX-1HA mobile mapping system. The Riegl VMX-1HA is a high-speed, high-performance dual-scanner mobile mapping system. It provides high performance and dense, accurate and feature-rich data at highway speeds. With two million measurements and five hundred scan... read more

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International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2017 keynotes announced

January 13, 2017By
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The organizers of International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) has announced the 2017 keynote lineup. The event takes place Feb. 13-15 in Denver, Colorado. ILMF is a technical conference and exposition covering the newest airborne, terrestrial and underwater lidar as well as emerging remote-sensing and data-collection tools and technologies, The keynote speakers are: Larry Mayer, professor and director, School of Marine Science and... read more

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Robotic riverbed survey reveals unseen depths

January 11, 2017By

The Ribble River flowing through Preston in Lancashire, U.K., has hidden depths. “The challenge with rivers is that much of the beauty and interest is hidden from view beneath the surface,” said Jack Spees, CEO of the Ribble Rivers Trust. “To reveal this beauty, we undertook a bathymetric survey of a section with particularly interesting features that is adjacent to... read more

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LizardTech unveils lidar data improvements in GeoExpress 9.5.3

December 14, 2016By

LizardTech, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, has unveiled lossless compression of Harris Geiger-Mode lidar data in the newest release of its GeoExpress software. Users of GeoExpress 9.5.3 can now convert massive Geiger-Mode point clouds directly from their native binary point file (BPF) format to industry-standard MrSID files without losing data. “Direct conversion from BPF enables... read more

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LizardTech’s latest GeoExpress includes Geiger-Mode support

October 13, 2016By
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LizardTech, the creator of MrSID and provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, has released GeoExpress 9.5.3. The company’s flagship image asset handling product to compress, manage, distribute, integrate and deploy geospatial images and lidar point clouds as high-quality MrSID files now has expanded format support and improved capabilities. What’s new: BPF Support – GeoExpress now supports Binary... read more

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Riegl lidar sensors and systems unveiled

October 12, 2016By

Riegl gave an overview and demos of its lidar sensors and systems product range at Intergeo, with recent developments and latest product unveilings: The VQ-1560i Dual Lidar Channel Airborne Laser Scanning System, designed for airborne surveying missions from ultra-wide area, high altitude mapping to mapping of complex urban environments and city modeling. This is the latest advancement of the ultra wide-area,... read more

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Sensor integration key at InterGeo

October 12, 2016By
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Last year at InterGeo 2015, UAVs ruled, for at least the second year in a row, although some of its newest-thing gloss seemed to be wearing off. This year, sensor integration in both hardware and software is a dominant theme — and one with broader implications and applications. GNSS positioning technology, aided in many cases by laser scanning, other imaging... read more

gvSIG 2.3 called ‘qualitative leap’ for functionality

October 10, 2016By

gvSIG 2.3, the new gvSIG version, is now available to download. According to the gvSIG association, this version has been a qualitative leap — on a functional level as well as an architecture one — because of all the improvements and features. Downloads are available from the project website, and there are two distribitions: installable and portable. Features of this version... read more

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Precision GNSS in phones, drones and cars forecast by 2021

October 6, 2016By
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Low-cost, precision GNSS receivers will become a reality in the driverless car, drone and even smartphone markets by 2021, finds ABI Research. The automotive industry will be the main driver behind precision GNSS receiver adoption, in which centimeter-level accuracy is essential to complete driver safety systems with the redundancy necessary for autonomous vehicles. “There is a variety of competing technologies... read more

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