Category Archives: Lidar/Imaging

Nullifying the Noise

Image above: The Trifide crew of Ginette Allen and Hélène Gagné (with Herman Lavallée who rented them the truck) had to build a wooden rack and install it on the rented truck bed to provide a stable platform for the mobile mapping system. A female surveyor stays ahead of the competition and her critics by...

Why I Heart My Geospatial Job

Above: Marc wears a poncho given to him by his students in Paraguay. xyHt celebrates Valentine’s Day by sharing the love our contributors feel about their geospatial careers. Marc Delgado Loves His Students’ Reactions I love to see and hear my students’ initial reactions when they draw their first map from memory. I’m now in...

Geo Week 2019: Lots and Lots of Lidar

Every time I go to this conference I get the sensation of drinking from a fire hose: so much lidar technology! This year the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) became Geo Week with the addition of the ASPRS annual conference and MAPPS winter conference. Here’s a small sample of the wide array of lidar tech...

Smart Access for 3D Cities

Above: A view from the OpenCities Planner online 3D city model web portal (hosted by Agency9) for Gothenburg, Sweden. A new skyscraper (now under construction) was added to provide planners and citizens a realistic idea of the visual impact of the proposed development. Credit for all images in this article: Bentley Systems. Today’s 3D city...

Rebecca Aguilar

Support Specialist, Topcon Positioning Systems California, USA Even the savviest users of the increasingly powerful geomatics/geospatial hardware and software sometimes need a helping hand. With great power can come great conundrums that, without excellent support resources, can be difficult to solve—especially with deadlines and spiraling costs on the line. Rebecca Aguilar has already proven to...

Justin Barton

Product Manager, Laser Scanning Systems, Leica Geosystems California, USA An early adopter and long-time practitioner of laser scanning, Justin Barton comes from an archeology background and spent nearly a decade with the world-renowned team of CyArk, a non-profit that creates digital records of sites and works of historic significance. Barton studied anthropology at UC Berkeley,...