Recent Trends in Four Lidar Technologies

Recent Trends in Four Lidar Technologies

Lidar technology is synonymous with 3D point clouds. To get the most out of 3D point cloud data, it is necessary to step back and continually consider the newest trends in Lidar te...

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Using Lidar North of the Arctic Circle

Using Lidar North of the Arctic Circle

This aerial acquisition mission in Greenland was made all the more challenging by the unique Arctic location. Precise geodata is considered vital to support almost all aspects of c...

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Downtown Dublin as a Lidar Point Cloud

Downtown Dublin as a Lidar Point Cloud

The advance of Lidar data acquisition technologies is substantially increasing the amount of spatial data obtained and it is becoming cost-prohibitive to process it manually. Artif...

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Monitoring 3D Urban Growth

Monitoring 3D Urban Growth

This innovative approach to measuring 3D urban growth integrates Lidar processing with machine learning. It takes account of the specific needs of urban planners, is less complicat...

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Sensor Fusion for Precision Agriculture

Sensor Fusion for Precision Agriculture

Precision agriculture has considerably benefited from the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, often combined with active ranging sensors like Lidar to gather information from undernea...

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3D City Modelling of Istanbul

3D City Modelling of Istanbul

The Turkish city of Istanbul is developing a 3D city model mainly aimed at urban planning. The data sources used so far include airborne Lidar, aerial images and 2D maps containing...

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Recent Developments in Airborne Lidar

Recent Developments in Airborne Lidar

The arrival of airborne Lidar, also referred to as airborne laser scanning (ALS), has revolutionized area-wide 3D data acquisition of topography, bathymetry, vegetation, buildings...

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The Multispectral Journey of Lidar

The Multispectral Journey of Lidar

Optech Titan-3 has ushered in the era of multispectral airborne laser scanning, but multispectral terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) is still only available via research instruments,...

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3D City Modelling of Istanbul

3D City Modelling of Istanbul

The Turkish city of Istanbul is developing a 3D city model mainly aimed at urban planning. The data sources used so far include airborne Lidar, aerial images and 2D maps containing...

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Pioneers in Capturing Public Space

Pioneers in Capturing Public Space

CycloMedia is a renowned mapping company specialised in large-scale and systematic visualisations of environments. Its headquarters are situated in The Netherlands, a country that...

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The Evolution of Lidar

The Evolution of Lidar

Ron Roth of Leica Geosystems and Marcos Sirota of Sigma Space Corp explain how this technology will bring benefits through faster pulse rates and denser point clouds. Current airbo...

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Lidar Data Capture: Where Are We Now?

Lidar Data Capture: Where Are We Now?

Lidar provides an excellent way for mapping applications such as distribution utility services, as-built surveys of mines and roads, vegetation risk management and forestry service...

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Paving the Way for Self-driving Cars

Paving the Way for Self-driving Cars

Since Karl Benz was granted a patent for his first internal combustion engine in 1879, the automotive industry has changed substantially. Or has it? The main principle remains the...

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The Evolution of Lidar

The Evolution of Lidar

Current airborne Lidar systems, such as the Leica ALS series, capture one million points per second. Increasing the pulse repetition rate is the best way to achieve dense point clo...

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Pushing Lidar to the Limits

Pushing Lidar to the Limits

Airborne bathymetric Lidar is an ideal tool to study underwater features in the usually rather clear waters along the coast of Australia. Due to the remoteness of many of the conti...

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The Fierce Rise of Airborne Lidar

The Fierce Rise of Airborne Lidar

Today, automatic matching of overlapping aerial imagery and airborne Lidar are the main geodata technologies for capturing dense point clouds of the Earth’s surface. The samp...

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