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International Lidar Mapping Forum

January 28, 2019By

The International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF), taking place Jan. 28-30, 2019 in Denver, is a technical conference and exhibition showcasing the latest airborne, terrestrial and underwater lidar, as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies. read more

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Quantum Spatial lidar surveys provide volcano eruption insights

July 16, 2018By
Looking southwest towards Leilani Estates with Fissure 8 erupting in the background. (Image: Ron Chapple/GEO 1)

High-resolution lidar surveys help first responders, scientists and government agencies monitor Kilauea conditions and predict future lava flows. Independent geospatial data firm Quantum Spatial Inc. (QSI) has conducted high-resolution lidar surveys of areas surrounding the Kilauea volcano eruption on the Island of Hawaii. The emergency response effort was part of the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Rapid Response Imagery Products (RRIP) in... read more

OGC calls for proposals for Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot Initiative

June 18, 2018By

The Open Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has released a call for participation to solicit proposals for the its Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot Initiative. According to OGC, the Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot Initiative, sponsored by the Public Safety Communications Research Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will create and advance solutions to complex geospatial challenges... read more

International Lidar Mapping Forum looking for speakers

June 18, 2018By

Organizers of the International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF), taking place Jan. 28-30, 2019, in Denver, are looking for speakers. ILMF is a technical conference and exhibition showcasing the latest airborne, terrestrial and underwater lidar, as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies. According to organizers, the show will allow attendees and exhibitors to connect with hundreds of... read more

The evolution of remote sensing platforms

May 17, 2018By

Drones and robots complement traditional platforms, delivering insights in unique use cases. Guest column by Mike Fuller Geographic surveys have changed in the last 150 years. What started with early film cameras strapped to hot air balloons, kites and homing pigeons has advanced — both in terms of sensors and the platforms on which they’re deployed. These innovations — which include... read more

LizardTech to launch GeoExpress 10 with expanded lidar functionality at GEOINT 2018

April 17, 2018By

LizardTech, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial data, will launch Version 10 of its GeoExpress data manipulation and compression software at the 2018 GEOINT Symposium. GeoExpress 10 includes significantly expanded lidar data handling capabilities and improved interface communication. LizardTech will demonstrate GeoExpress 10 in booth #1245 at the GEOINT Symposium, which is being held April 22-25, 2018,... read more

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Lidar and UAV reveal Mayan “megalopolis” below Guatemalan jungle

February 20, 2018By

Lidar and UAV technology has revealed hundreds of previously unknown Mayan ruins in the Guatemalan rainforest. In what is considered biggest aerial lidar survey in the history of archaeology, a vast and complex civilization has been discovered. The University of Houston’s National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) used Teledyne Optech’s Titan sensor to identify raised highways, and complex irrigation and terracing... read more

International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2018

February 5, 2018By

The International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2018 conference program has been announced and features sessions on UAS lidar, data acquisition approaches, advanced geo-technologies, Geiger Mode & Single Photon, lidar sensors, and more. The full conference program is available. More than 60 mapping experts will be speaking at ILMF 2018, including professionals from research organizations, government agencies and private enterprise, as well as... read more

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Geologist uses lidar to monitor Greenland Glacier ice loss

November 30, 2017By

Leigh Stearns, a geologist with the University of Kansas, is working with a Riegl VZ-6000 ultra long range terrestrial laser scanner, incorporated into an ATLAS (Autonomous Terrestrial Laser Scanning) system, to monitor rates of ice loss on the Helheim Glacier, a tidewater glacier undergoing large-scale changes due to global climate change. “Lidar is an emerging technology for the earth sciences... read more

Think 3D, Applanix combine on UAV-based airborne lidar mapping

November 27, 2017By

The Think 3D Stormbee multicopter integrated with Trimble’s AP15 provides efficiency, accuracy and performance for lidar surveys from unmanned vehicles. Historically, lidar-based aerial surveys were impractical for all but the largest unmanned systems. Because of Applanix’ development of small, lightweight and low-powered direct georeferencing solutions, airborne lidar scans from small drones are now practical, cost-effective, highly accurate and excellent options for lidar surveys, according... read more

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