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The Bright Side of Mapping

The Bright Side of Mapping

Attendees of YellowScan's recent Lidar for Drone 2022 Conference headed home with a backpack full of inspiration, according to Wim van Wegen. A relaxed vibe, sunny weather with summer temperatures, sm...

Cadastre in Wartime

Cadastre in Wartime

Despite the current conflict, the topographic and cadastral land-register services of the Ukrainian StateGeoCadastre are still operational, certainly in the regions where the country is not under atta...

Capturing the Arctic and Antarctic

Capturing the Arctic and Antarctic

Capturing and measuring the environment in the Arctic and Antarctic is a particularly challenging job. The area of interest is often covered by a thick blanket of snow and ice, while extreme temperatu...

Lidar Deep Learning for Ancient Maya Archaeology

Lidar Deep Learning for Ancient Maya Archaeology

While it is possible to capture ancient Maya sites hidden beneath jungle canopy in remote locations using airborne Lidar, identifying them is still a time-consuming process. Typically, 3D point clouds...

Reconstructing 3D Buildings Using Deep Learning

Reconstructing 3D Buildings Using Deep Learning

Automated classification and object detection in Lidar and imagery data is essential for minimizing production costs. While the optimization of traditional methods using rule-based algorithms has enha...

Representing 3D Point Cloud Data

Representing 3D Point Cloud Data

Read this guide to the main 3D data representation methods to understand the key differences and choose the best method for your specific applications. The 3D data jungle in today’s computerized eco...

Deep Learning for Ground and Non-ground Surface Separation

Deep Learning for Ground and Non-ground Surface Separation

Precise ground surface topography is crucial for 3D city analysis, digital terrain modelling, natural disaster monitoring, high-density map generation and autonomous navigation, to name but a few. Dee...

3D Modelling of Buildings Using TLS Technology

3D Modelling of Buildings Using TLS Technology

The developments taking place in software and technology in many spheres of everyday life and business mean that higher and higher standards are being set in terms of quality and time. In the field of...

Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day

“If everybody lived like people in the Netherlands, we would need 3.6 Earths. It would take 7.3 Netherlands to regenerate everything the country’s residents demand from nature,” according to the...

Lidar Survey in Cloudy Conditions in Cameroon

Lidar Survey in Cloudy Conditions in Cameroon

In Lidar surveys, minimizing flight time is the key to minimizing costs. Operators therefore carefully optimize parameters such as flight altitude, field of view and pulse repetition frequency to cove...

Creating a 3D Model of the Famous Budapest Chain Bridge

Creating a 3D Model of the Famous Budapest Chain Bridge

Two Hungarian companies designed a three-step data collection workflow to overcome the challenges in this urban surveying project, which included the use of UAVs and remote-controlled boats for Lidar ...

Towards Valuable Data that Works in an Autonomous Way

Towards Valuable Data that Works in an Autonomous Way

In this interview, Thomas Harring, president of Hexagon’s Geosystems division and CEO of Leica Geosystems, shares his thoughts on the present and future of the geospatial industry, including his vie...