Tag Archives: LiDAR

UAV Usage in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Public Radio had a recent story on UAVs in the state.  As in other places, operators are looking at the agriculture sector to gather imagery.  Law enforcement agencies have used UAVs for aerial pursuit of suspected criminals. Any operations … Continue reading

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Online Waveform LiDAR Processing

Joanna Setkowicz has a good instructional post in Online Waveform LiDAR Processing with Terrestrial Scanning.  The  article mentions using target range, amplitude, reflectance and pulse shape deviation to be able to get points that can then be processed into 3D … Continue reading

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UAV Industry And Ending of the Current Tech Funding Bubble

Technology growth cycles move quickly and the UAV industry is not immune to it.  The growth over the last year in the United States and across the world is opening up applications to a large, varied usage base with more … Continue reading

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BNSF Railroad Starting to use UAVs to Survey Rail Assets

BSNF Railroad will be testing UAVs with a FAA Exception to operate Beyond Line of Site.  They have 32,500 miles of railroad track and are testing UAVs even with their limited ranges of around 4miles for some models.  PrecisionHawk USA … Continue reading

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LiDAR Sensors On a Chip To Open Up More Mobile Solutions

The SPAR Point Group has put out a good article about the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, part of the Department of Defense and their assistance in working to product LiDAR sensors on a chip without any mechanical way to … Continue reading

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Petaflops not for Export To Some Countries

When you consider the world of weather modeling combined with modeling from Geomatics applications, petaflops are what can take it to the next level.  This recent BBC story that Intel is restricted from exporting a new generation of Xeon processors … Continue reading

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UAVs for Storm Damage Surveys

Vanuatu was recently hit by Cyclone Pam, causing massive damage to most of the South Pacific island.  Currently UAVs are being used for disaster recovery surveys.  The story appears to mention that oblique imagery is the majority being captured, no … Continue reading

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