Monthly Archives: June 2013

United States National LiDAR Collection Underfunded

Only about 30% of the United States has been scanned by aerial LiDAR systems according to a article  from Deep Dive Intelligence.  The current pace is about 1-2% per year for new data.  It is on a pace that it … Continue reading

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LiDAR Applications You Can Use Webinar Recording

Aerial Services Inc. has posted a hour-long YouTube video of their webinar “LiDAR Applications You Can Use“.  It was recorded on June 19, 2013.  It covers many common applications in aerial survey and GIS/geomatics.

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NOAA’s NSSL Rotation Tracks Product

The National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) has a new experimental product called Rotation Tracks which takes the rotation data from the Dual-Pol radar scans to produce a track of possible damage and intensity of damage for first responders to use.  … Continue reading

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Commercial UAV Support is only 61% Behind Police and National Security Applications

A recent survey of 2000 Americans showed only 61% support for commercial applications, behind police and national security applications.  Overall support for any type of use was 57%.  The majority, 67% of respondents have privacy concern issues. This shows that … Continue reading

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Webinar on Location Based Services in India

Directions Magazine is hosting a webinar on Location Based Services in India.  India is still a developing nation and while we here in the US are working with location based services, it is worth to check out what other countries … Continue reading

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Weather is Making More Areas Uninsurable

American Public Media’s Marketplace Morning Report had a good story on June 25, 2013 on a report by the Geneva Association, a global insurance agency research firm that the increasingly volatile weather is causing more and more areas across the … Continue reading

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GTMA Webinar – Mobile LiDAR – Lessons for Transportation Agencies

GTMA (Geospatial Transportation Mapping Association) is holding a webinar on Mobile LiDAR- Lessons for Transportation Agencies on July 10, 2013 from 1-2pm CDT. Here are the details on the webinar and the presenters: Capturing sufficient design information for complex transportation … Continue reading

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