Category Archives: Lidar/Imaging

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The Future of Treasure Hunting Part 2: Eyes in the Skies

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series PangaeaA scene from the Detectorists, a BBC comedy that follows the lives of small-town hobbyists using metal detectors to hunt for buried treasure, illustrates important aspects of the future of treasure hunting. In the last episode of season one, the team is searching a local...

Reality Capture has always played a role in the safety factor for surveyors and data collectors. Image courtesy of Olsson Associates.

Capturing Reality in 2016

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series xyHt in print, April 2016An overview of criteria for obtaining and processing 3D data today. Above: Reality Capture has always played a role in the safety factor for surveyors and data collectors. Image courtesy of Olsson Associates. Ten years on, 3D and BIM are the...

The RiCOPTER UAS with VUX-SYS lidar is the first integrated survey-grade laser scanner-UAS.

Shedding Light on Lidar

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Heights 2016RIEGL USA’s CEO talks about the important trends in the lidar profession.  For an inside look at the lidar profession, Heights interviewed James Van Rens, CEO of RIEGL USA. RIEGL provides a wide range of lidar scanning solutions for the aerial mapping and surveying...

TIR mosaic showing an isolated desert spring in the Summer Lake project area. (Courtesy: Oregon DOGAMI).

Thermal Imaging Heats Up the Geospatial World

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Heights 2016Thermal Infrared (TIR) remote sensing technology makes existing applications more cost-effective and creates new applications, including for the environment. News footage frequently shows a dramatic scene of a suspect hiding in the shadows on a pitch-black night. Despite the darkness, the subject glows white-hot...

An ICIMOD team manually validated the accuracy of the 2011 classification maps.

A Crowning Achievement

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Heights 2016An ICIMOD team manually validated the accuracy of the 2011 classification maps. Pairing satellite imagery with advanced object-based image analysis helps people in Nepal better manage vital resources. For decades, the high-mountain regions of Nepal have been caught in a perpetual catch-22. The small...

A portion of a roadway that’s subject to flooding was scanned to perform drainage analysis as well as to map the existing conditions.

Prepping for El Niño

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series xyHt in print March 2016Above: A portion of a roadway that’s subject to flooding was scanned to perform drainage analysis as well as to map the existing conditions. As the severity of weather increases, so do the benefits of high-definition laser scanning for asset management and...