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TAG: lidar

Ecometrica Platform to help share NASA Earth data

February 28, 2020By
This image shows the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation Lidar (GEDI) being assembled NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. (Photo: NASA)

Under a contract with the University of Maryland, Ecometrica, a sustainability and space data company, will be helping disseminate data from NASA’s latest “Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation” (GEDI) lidar instrument. According to Ecometrica, the Ecometrica Platform will make processed maps more widely available to end users and reduce the need for additional processing of highly technical remote sensing lidar data.... read more

Bluesky awarded lidar contract to map Wales from the air

February 27, 2020By
This image of Wales is color-coded to show the relative height of the land. (Image: Bluesky)

Aerial mapping company Bluesky International has been awarded a contract by Natural Resources Wales, on behalf of Welsh Government, to capture a high-resolution laser mapped aerial survey of the whole of Wales. Working alongside Natural Resources Wales and the Welsh government, Bluesky will capture the data at a resolution of 2 points per metre before processing and delivering lidar data... read more

Lidar USA completes integration of Optech CL-360

February 25, 2020By
The Snoopy CL-360 lidar scanner. (Photo: Lidar USA)

The Optech CL-360 has joined the ranks of Lidar USA Snoopy systems. The Snoopy CL-360 has been meticulously designed for integration on backpack, vehicle and UAV applications. Weighing 5 kilograms fully assembled, the Snoopy CL-360 is capable of delivering highly accurate results, up to +/-0.01 feet on paved surfaces from a vehicle. The system has a scan line rate of... read more

Delving into a jungle mystery

January 9, 2020By
Image: PrecisionHawk

Earlier this year, a drone pilot and two data scientists from PrecisionHawk traveled to the Philippines for a unique mission — to fly drones equipped with lidar sensors over a dense rainforest to map ancient trade paths. The aim was to find buried treasure left by the Japanese during World War II. PrecisionHawk was approached by the producers of a... read more

Drones and imagery: Utilities turn to artificial intelligence

December 19, 2019By

How AI and machine learning algorithms redefine the way utility companies manage their infrastructure By Jaro Uljanovs, Lead AI Developer and Data Scientist, Sharper Shape Artificial intelligence (AI) boasts a wide range of potential applications, across nearly every industry imaginable — healthcare, automotive, retail, even fast food. But it’s the utility industry where AI and machine learning (ML) are beginning... read more

New version of Global Mapper SDK supports S-52 marine chart symbology

May 10, 2019By
Global Mapper v.20.1 offers a new zoom tool in the path profile view. (Photo: Blue Marble Geographics)

Blue Marble Geographics has released a new version of the Global Mapper software development kit (SDK), providing software engineers with the means to embed the latest geospatial technology into their custom applications. Version 20.1 incorporates many of the functional upgrades introduced in the recent release of the desktop version of the software. Blue Marble’s GIS software has been used by... read more

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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USGS selects Dewberry to complete lidar mapping for Florida

January 16, 2019By
This digital elevation model (DEM) indicates the type of data currently being acquired across Florida. (Photo: Dewberry)

High-resolution airborne lidar data to be acquired over 34,000 square miles for disaster response and recovery. Under an active Geospatial Products and Services contract, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has selected Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, to complete a statewide lidar mapping project for Florida. The project is funded by the Florida Division of Emergency Management and USGS... read more

Volcanic GIS: Mapping and imaging the Kilauea eruption

August 16, 2018By
Lidar image of the Hawaii dataset showing the Kilauea Calderand the Halena'uma'u Crater and within it. (Image: Quantum Spatial)

Geospatial companies played a key role in the government's response to the Kilauea Volcano eruption. The volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii began erupting May 3, and while quiet for more than a week, it could resume erupting at any time. read more

Quantum Spatial lidar surveys provide volcano eruption insights

August 1, 2018By

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 in Hawaii. The emergency response effort was part of the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Rapid Response Imagery Products (RRIP) in support of the... read more