Category Archives: Lidar/Imaging

Using a mobile mapping system, Construction CAD Solutions can generate high-accuracy point cloud data--in multiple views, as shown above and at left--to assist in its utility design function.

Caught Mobile Mapping

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series March 2017Above: Using a mobile mapping system, Construction CAD Solutions can generate high-accuracy point cloud data–in multiple views, as shown above and at left–to assist in its utility design function. Mobile mapping: A Chicago firm uses lidar innovation to survey for fiber infrastructure–for hundreds of...

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Deep-sea Mobile Mapping

This entry is part 19 of 19 in the series PangaeaWe’re all familiar with lidar-based mobile mapping from ground vehicles, and most of us are aware that aerial lidar is being used effectively to do shallow-water mapping along coastal and riverine projects. Deep-water lidar mobile mapping from an ROV? Well it’s a first for me....

Multiple screen use for up-to-date virtual mapping at BPG Designs

Orbit GT & Integration in the Mapping Business

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series February 2017A new software integration tool attacks what I call “workplace technology interplay denial.” Above: At BPG Designs, plenty of screens are filled with integration software. Through our smartphones, we are now integrated with all the people we know (and don’t know); we have integrated...

Digger silhouetted against a blue evening sky, crystal ball construction

Market Opportunities for Geospatial in 2017

This entry is part 15 of 19 in the series PangaeaConstruction Prospects, Part One As we start a new year, it seems only fitting to take a look at what 2017 might hold in store for us. Let’s start with construction: a major source of income for the geospatial profession. Dodge Data & Analytics publishes...

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Disparate Data for Marine Life

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series December 2016Remote sensing data helps to inform ocean planning for energy development around the main Hawaiian islands. Using remotely sensed imagery to map physical and biological patterns in the marine environment enhances our ability to understand how environmental conditions change over broad spatial scales (10s...

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Single-Photon Lidar

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series December 2016SPL collects massive data from the air, uses less power, and can see through semi-porous objects with green lasers. Technological advances in our industry have truly been a sight to behold. It seems like when you blink, already there’s a faster, smaller version of...