Category Archives: Lidar/Imaging

Isometric view of 3D model of centralized benches, barbeques, and gazebos at Prescott National Forest.

Easy Park Datasets

This entry is part 8 of 7 in the series xyHt in print May 2015Above: Isometric view of 3D model of centralized benches, barbeques, and gazebos at Prescott National Forest. Collecting lidar data for as-built plans opt a busy national forest recreation site The Prescott National Forest (PNF) is a 1.25-million acre United States National Forest...

The new storage tank inspection tool in RealWorks

Time to Do More

xyHt has been watching a recent flurry of news releases and webinar announcements from Trimble tagged with the slogan “Time to Do More.” There were quite a few major new products and enhancements announced so we wondered: Was this simply a marketing campaign? Or was this some new direction for Trimble? We decided to ask...

HP has focused their developments on improving the customer experience and workflow, as well as on mobility and security.

Go Wide

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series xyHt in print March 2015While you were waiting for your legacy plotter to respond, wide-format output technology quietly evolved to provide substantial productivity gains and superior quality. When you consider the state of legacy plotters and printers, think about all the time, not to mention frustration,...

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Surrogate UAS

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Heights 2015Above: Hart Drobish, president of Courtney Aviation, was a contractor to the forest service flying the air tactical control platforms on the Happy Camp Complex wildfire. Additionally, Drobish served as a ground liaison contact on the project, managing the flow of infrared and visual...

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Lidar for Forestry

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Heights 2015Above: Lidar-derived tree crowns and maximum tree-top heights are overlaid on a 20cm orthophoto. Vector-based products allow for a transition from the point cloud to GIS. A forester’s guide to understanding lidar topics, from upfront data-acquisition costs to business benefits to the path from...

Underwater lidar scans at night on the USS Arizona; Shaan Hurley of Autodesk photographed the scanner, which was provided by 3D at Depth.

Mapping the USS Arizona

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series xyHt in print March 2015 A unique pro bono collaboration creates the first-ever integration of multiple technologies for mapping a historic monument. The battleship USS Arizona was bombed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The ship exploded and sank, killing 1,177 officers and...