Roland Mangold to head LIDAR Magazine @LiDARmag

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 Spatial Media also operates The American Surveyor Magazine,, the Machine Control brands and other Geo-Technology focused properties.

Our LiDARNews is now LiDAR Magazine ( and I'm pleased to welcome an old Canadian friend, Roland Mangold to our team as we will be heading up all things LiDAR - Roland will succeed LIDAR Magazine Managing Editor Dr. Gene V. Roe effective with the July/August issue of the magazine. If you don't already receive the print version of the magazine, it's available free to industry professionals and I'll be frank and say that it really is an awesome publication - our publisher does a top notch job putting this together!…/spatial-media-acquires-uav-news-publi…/

Roland’s unique perspective and industry experience will serve hungry reader groups well; his enthusiasm and ability to present the business case will continually encourage our subscribers to invest in LIDAR, UAS and other developing technologies.

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Summer Travel Tip – Find Lost Bags Faster with the TSA Lost & Found Map

Find Lost Bags Faster with Interactive Esri Map – A handy summer travel resource for those of you who get jacked around by the airlines! Worried you’ll lose something while traveling over the long holiday weekend? Use Esri’s TSA Lost & Found Map to easily find contact information for Lost & Found departments at each passenger airport in the US. Click any icon to access contact information, or search for an airport using the three-digit airport code. [Read more…]

Happy Birthday Canada and PM Harper’s Canada Day Greeting

Today Canada celebrates another birthday, better known in Canada as “Canada Day” – the occasion marks the joining of the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces (the Province of Canada being divided, in the process, into Ontario and Quebec) on July 1, 1867. On behalf of the Government of Canada, happy Canada Day everyone via this video from Prime Minister Harper (Source: Government of Canada)

Webinar Reminder – Single Photon LIDAR: Why Not See the Forest AND the Trees?

Here’s details of a webinar of interest being hosted by our sister site, LiDARNews. Sit in with LIDAR Magazine and Dr. Steven E. Mitchell, Director of Mechanical Engineering at Sigma Space Corporation for an engaging discussion on how Single Photon LIDAR sensors are impacting the marketplace.

Webinar – Single Photon LIDAR: Why Not See the Forest AND the Trees?

Time – Tue, Jun 30, 2015 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT [Read more…]

Findings from 2015 LGBTQ Weddings Study via @TheKnot

Indeed a huge day in America with the news of the Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage… On the heels of this historic announcement, The Knot  is releasing its third annual LGBTQ Weddings Study and The Knot LGBTQ Edition digital magazine. The LGBTQ Weddings Study surveyed more than 1,200 LGBTQ singles or couples who were recently married or engaged and planning a wedding to uncover spending habits, trends and traditions that couples are embracing or adapting.

Key Findings from The Knot 2015 LGBTQ Weddings Study

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Gadgets – Epson Runsense GPS and Heart Rate Monitor

Another nifty, GPS enabled gadget has hit the market for you runners – the Epson Runsense GPS and Heart Rate Monitors. Depending on the model, the watch can provide up to 35 measurements including elapsed time, stride length, distance, pace, laps, intervals, speed and many more. The watches are also water resistant up to 50 meters, making Runsense the perfect companion to train in any weather conditions or terrain.

The Runsense SF-810 GPS Watch with wrist-mounted heart rate

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Call for entries – The Vizzies

Do you love animating data, creating science apps, or taking macrophotographs? In the Visualization Challenge, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Popular Science, your handiwork can receive its due glory and win you cash prizes. Contest winners will be announced in February 2016, and will be featured in the March issue of Popular Science, on and

Visualization Challenge: Call for entries - The Vizzies


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