Category Archives: Lidar/Imaging

Digitizing for the Future

Street-level imagery and GIS technologies are turning Philadelphia into one smart city Major metropolises are racing to get ahead of technology that could bring driverless cars and delivery drones to their streets and skies. In Philadelphia, investments in new software and services are already paying dividends in other ways for many of its 1.6 million...

Riegl Officially Opens New Headquarters

On November 18th and under a persistent Florida drizzle, Dr. Johannes Riegl cut the ribbon that officially opened their new North American headquarters for business. Attended by over 150 people, Dr. Riegl and his son Johannes Riegl Jr., presided over a well-orchestrated and masterfully executed opening gala at the new Winter Garden, FL location. The...

Protecting Urban History

Maximizing the data collected from airborne lidar helps protect historic structures in older cities In Part I last month, we outlined the research performed in Dublin, Ireland, and Brooklyn, N.Y., using hyperspectral scanning to help old cities protect historically significant buildings during new construction projects. In Part II, NYU professor, Dr. Debra Laefer, explains how...

Autonomy Comes to UAVs

Trending tech has UAV software looking futuristic To a certain degree, autonomous operations are already baked into the current state of data collection (aka reality capture) software for UAVs. Pre-mission planning consists of using a map-based interface to highlight the area that needs to be mapped or inspected, the appropriate flight pattern and height (AGL)...

Protecting Urban History

Researchers demonstrate how lidar, combined with imagery and hyperspectral data, helps prevent costly damage to historic buildings in urban construction zones. With every new underground urban rail or roadway tunnel, deep foundation shaft for a new building, or even simple streetscape upgrade, historically significant archi­tecture in older city centers can become vulnerable. Earth displacement from...

Tunnelling to a New Approach

A surveyor switches from conventional technology to the Trimble SX12, enabling her to match the frenetic pace at six times the speed of multiple-person crews.