Category Archives: LIDAR

3D LiDAR Sensor Powers 7th Annual International RoboBoat Competition Winner

TweetNow here’s some cool technology that brings you robotic technology, LiDAR sensors and more… nice! Outfitted with Velodyne’s HDL-32 LiDAR sensor, the pilot-less Embry-Riddle vessel crossed the finish line ahead of the 12 other teams participating in the event, which … Continue reading

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Experience A breathtaking virtual tour of China’s supercave from National Geographic

TweetImage venturing through one of China’s scenic wonders, a massive cave full of cone shaped peaks, arches, and the world’s largest cavern! Well, thanks to National Geographic you can now sit back in your chair and go on a virtual … Continue reading

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Update on USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative

TweetAn update on 3DEP from the USGS… The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative is being developed to respond to growing needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional representations of the Nation’s natural and constructed … Continue reading

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3D scanning to Preserve a National Treasure from the 1964 World’s Fair

TweetHere’s details of an amazing project from Cyark who are wanting to preserve a piece of American history. From the company… “we’ve launched our first ever Kickstarter campaign to fund the scanning of the 1964 World’s Fair New York State … Continue reading

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Lizardtech Announces Express Server 9 with ExpressZip and 10 Cool things

TweetThis week, Seattle-based Lizardtech, the experts in image compression, have rolled out Express Server 9. After 10 years in development, Express Server at R9 boasts a painless, automated upgrade process for users [think upgrade in minutes while retaining all of … Continue reading

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Data Tip – NOAA Digital Coast Data Access Viewer adds LiDAR

TweetHere’s details of a pretty sweet data access tool from the NOAA Coastal Service Center- the Data Access Viewer. In a recent update from NOAA we learn that Many new LiDAR data sets recently have been added to the resource. … Continue reading

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3D models from laser scans with Autodesk ReCap

TweetAn interesting application from Autodesk – ReCap (thanks to Gene Roe of LiDARnews.com for turning me on to this one).  Autodesk ReCap now enables any designer, architect or engineer to add, modify, validate and document their design process in context … Continue reading

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Safe Software Offers LiDAR Data Webinar

TweetDale Lutz and his team of data gurus at Safe Software are offering a webinar entitled, “Gain Total Control of Your LiDAR and Point Cloud Data.”  The event takes place on Thursday February 28 at 8AM PST which means it … Continue reading

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LiDAR as Art Competition – Round 2 from Geodigital

TweetHere’s round 2 of this very cool, popular competition that looks at LiDAR as an art form… GeoDigital International is pleased to announce the ILMF 2013 “LiDAR as ART” Contest. To enter, submit your outstanding example(s) of an airborne LiDAR … Continue reading

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Webinar – Introduction to LIDAR Production in TerraScan/TerraModeler

TweetA webinar of interest this week from GeoCue presents an Introduction to LIDAR Production in TerraScan/TerraModeler – standard software tools for LIDAR data production in the MicroStation CAD environment. Designed for viewing, classifying, editing, feature extraction and surface modeling from … Continue reading

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Discovering the Link Between the Mayans and Georgia with LiDAR

TweetAn interesting video from the History Channel that explores the link between the Mayan ruins and the State of Georgia. The team uses LiDAR to discover if in fact there are ancient artifacts buried in the Sate of Georgia.

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OpenTopography – open and free access to high-res topographic data

TweetSome interesting “super computing” news as The National Science Foundation (NSF) has renewed funding for OpenTopography, an Internet-based project that provides open and free access to high-resolution topographic data collected by technologies such as LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging). OpenTopography was … Continue reading

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