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Lidar

Maritime surveillance supported by Hexagon lidar sensors

February 2, 2022By

Hexagon is partnering with Airbus on a near-real-time airborne bathymetric lidar surveillance system, the Chiroptera 4X. read more

GIS helps archaeologists trace a mother’s journey

November 24, 2021By
White Sands has the largest collection of fossilized human footprints. (Photo: National Park Service)

“The tasks of paleontologists and classical historians and archaeologists are remarkably similar — to excavate, decipher and bring to life the tantalizing remnants of a time we will never see.” — Adrienne Mayor Heatwaves rose up from the dusty, dry, cracked ground. Tiny black flies buzzed around the team’s eyes and faces. The only shade was under a canopy erected... read more

RedTail delivers lidar for DoD explosive ordnance disposal

October 11, 2021By
Photo: RedTail Lidar Systems

RedTail Lidar RTL-450 integrated onto Teledyne FLIR SkyRaider for tactical operations RedTail Lidar Systems has delivered six lidar systems to the 707th Ordnance Company stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The systems will provide explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians an opportunity to assess how lidar can be used to enhance their operations. The RedTail Lidar Systems RTL-450 was integrated onto the... read more

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Mapping Marvel: Lost cities found

October 11, 2021By
Image: F. Estada-Belli/Pacunam Lidar Initiative

GPS and airborne light detection and ranging (lidar) have revolutionized archaeology. In just a little more than a decade, dozens of previously hidden cities and settlements have been discovered under heavy tree canopy and in other terrain. Many of the sites are in difficult-to-access areas, such as high atop mountains, in vast deserts, or enclosed in thick, nearly impenetrable foliage.... read more

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NV5 Geospatial offers vegetation management tools for utilities

August 16, 2021By
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NV5 Geospatial debuts predictive modeling platform to improve utilities’ vegetation management programs NV5 Geospatial has launched Trim Optimization, a predictive modeling platform that enables electric utilities to enhance vegetation management programs with risk-based assessments. Using information from existing lidar and historical data, utilities can leverage Trim Optimization to prioritize tree-trimming activities by taking into account the risk posed by individual... read more

UgCS software updated for drone-based lidar missions

July 26, 2021By
Image: SPH Engineering

SPH Engineering has updated its UgCS software with a lidar toolset for UAVs. The toolset is designed to unlock the full potential of lidar sensors, making remote sensing more effective without human errors. Key features include precision calibration, flight patterns for route planning, anti-shake turns, and constant line spacing and buffer. The UgCS lidar toolset allows users to optimize time... read more

New version of OxTS Georeferencer provides more lidar integration

June 22, 2021By
The OxTS Georeferencer Hardware setup viewer shows the OxTS xNAV650 INS alongside a Hesai lidar sensor. (Image: OxTS)

Oxford Technical Solutions (OxTS) has launched the latest version of its lidar georeferencing software, OxTS Georeferencer 1.4. OxTS is taking steps to improve surveyor’s user experience, streamline survey processes, and allow surveyors to get to work faster, while simultaneously improving results. OxTS Georeferencer fuses position, navigation and timing (PNT) data from an OxTS inertial navigation system (INS) with raw lidar... read more

GeoSLAM tech put to test in Deep Time isolation experiment

May 19, 2021By
The versatility of the ZEB Horizon device enabled the Deep Time team to map the complex and challenging environment. (Photo: GeoSLAM)

Geospatial 3D mapping specialist GeoSLAM provided the technology to scan one of Europe’s largest caves as a part of the Deep Time isolation study. For 40 days, 15 participants set up camp in the Lombrives cave in southwestern France with no clocks or sunlight, and zero contact with the outside world. Conducted by the Human Adaptation Institute, the experiment aimed... read more

NV5 Geospatial acquires Geodynamics to expand marine survey offerings

May 19, 2021By
Multi-beam bathymetry and topo/bathy beach profiles of the Cape Fear River Inlet (USACE Wilmington). (Image: NV5 Geospatial)

Following its March 29 acquisition of Geodynamics LLC, NV5 Geospatial has built a comprehensive suite of solutions for geospatial surveys of deep-water and near-shore environments. Geodynamics will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of NV5 Global as part of the NV5 Geospatial group. The acquisition brought together complementary, advanced technologies — Geodynamics’ full ocean-depth sonar-based hydrographic and geophysical surveying with... read more

Earth Archive project aims to create digital twin of entire planet

May 14, 2021By
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The Earth Archive Initiative is an unprecedented scientific effort to create a digital twin of the entire surface of the Earth – and everything on it. By scanning the planet’s land surface with very high-resolution lidar, the Earth Archive will create a true three-dimensional digital twin of our world — an open source, digital record of the Earth that will... read more