LiDAR, all the cool kids are using it! But what exactly is LiDAR data and where can I get more info you might ask? And so, the following info via the USGS might help shed a little light on the topic for you – enjoy!
Here’s a handy resource particularly if you frequently wrangle with data in numerous formats, projections etc… the publication from LizardTech will enlighten you on a number of ways that GeoExpress Software, LizardTech’s flagship software, can make your job easier!
So, what can you accomplish with GeoExpress? Some things to keep in mind about GeoExpress Software from LizardTech: [Read more…]
Ever wondered to yourself, how does LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) work?? Here’s a simple video that may help should some light on the topic for you. About the video… This NEON Science video overviews what lidar or light detection and ranging is, how it works and what types of information it can provide. The video was produced by the National Ecological Observatory Network – a non profit project devoted to open science and open data.
A video interview of interest from our partner site LiDAR Magazine – Live @ Autodesk University 2015: Interview with Matt Mason, Director of Software Development, IMAGINiT Technologies. Topics include:How does the release of IMAGINiT 2016.1 Scan to BIM help architects and designers model reality capture?
- How does the release of IMAGINiT 2016.1 Scan to BIM help architects and designers model reality capture?
- How does SCAN to BIM add value to 3D laser scanning?
- What trends do you see in reality capture and how will this effect IMAGINiT’s software development?
Like many of the readers here, I’m into maps, mapping technology and anything location-aware it seems. A recent visit to the California HQ of HERE (think Nokia maps) provided me with a glimpse inside the company and an up close look at the technology they use to create and deliver such an awesome in-vehicle mapping experience.
A very cool UAV LiDAR scanning story tip thanks to LiDAR Magazine – This is a proof of concept video for the Phoenix AL2 UAV LiDAR octocopter. Watch as the device does a fly-over of Qualcomm Stadium, home of the San Diego Chargers – Note: LiDAR accuracy is within 3 – 5cm. For more details, go to www.phoenix-aerial.com
LiDAR can be considered an acronym for Light Detection and Ranging. It is a remote sensing technology that’s used to measure distances, and it doesn’t act on its own. It actually — LIDAR typically includes three independently operating technologies. In this video Dewberry Director of Remote Sensing Amar Nayegandhi explains the science and technology behind Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) services.
Recall, LizardTech has recently conducted extensive research on the challenges that are faced by users of raster and LiDAR data. After conducting research and surveys, the company has published a detailed white paper and made it available to the community. Additionally, LizardTech has also started a series of articles touching on the topic – these articles will be rolled out over the coming weeks on their official blog.
Something new from Esri Press for those interested in LiDAR and working with LiDAR data. There’s no doubt the LiDAR is very popular, just look at the extensive archive of news on the topic that we’ve shared! This new Esri Workbook Teaches Analysis Skills, Combining Lidar Data and ArcGIS Software. About the book… Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Lidar: A Workbook presents problems that need to be solved using lidar data and the geospatial analysis tools in Esri’s GIS software, ArcGIS for Desktop.
A quick update as you may have heard the news. Industry veteran, Roland Mangold will be heading up the roll of Editor at LiDAR Magazine. In case the name sounds familiar to you, LiDAR Magazine is one of our sister properties / publications here as we all fall under the umbrella of Spatial Media LLC – see spatialMedia.us Spatial Media also operates The American Surveyor Magazine, GISuser.com, the Machine Control brands and other Geo-Technology focused properties.