Category Archives: Lidar/Imaging

Crystal Ball Construction

Market Opportunities for Geospatial in 2017

This entry is part 15 of 15 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...

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The Scanning Stalker: Who’s That In My Point Clouds?

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series November 2016 There he is again. This is the third time today. I keep finding him in my scans–hiding behind some tree or peeking around a corner. I keep an eye out while I’m in the field, but I’ve never caught him in the act....

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UAS Crystal Ball 2017

This entry is part 12 of 15 in the series PangaeaFour things to watch for in the UAS space next year. Regulation: I just made up an acronym—“GBVLOS”—Getting beyond visual line of sight. With the rollout of the FAA’s Rule 107 allowing sUAS into the NAS for commercial work, the profession breathed a sigh of...

A Geiger lidar image of downtown Charlotte, North Carolina

A Lidar That Oversamples: Geiger Lidar Imaging

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series October 2016Harris Corporation’s Geiger-mode lidar reaches new markets. Typical linear lidar systems repeatedly fire a single beam, each time measuring a single location on the ground. They collect data at a given resolution, which is also the processing resolution. By contrast, a Geiger-mode system is...