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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

How can artificial intelligence and deep learning lead to a robust process for 3D city modelling? And what are some of the challenges? Automated classification and object detection in Lidar and imager...

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

As a division of machine learning, deep learning (DL) has been achieving unparalleled success in image processing and recently demonstrated huge potential for point cloud analysis. Precise ground surf...

3D modelling of buildings using TLS technology

3D modelling of buildings using TLS technology

Terrestrial laser scanning is becoming increasingly important as the software and technology-related developments in many spheres of society mean that ever-higher standards are being set in terms of q...

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

A dynamic field of view feature was used to overcome the inability of Lidar laser beams to penetrate persistent cloud cover in this project in Cameroon. In Lidar surveys, minimizing flight time is the...

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 in Hungary, which included the use of UAVs and remote-controlled boats...

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...