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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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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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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Mobile Lidar Systems Today and Tomorrow

Mobile Lidar Systems Today and Tomorrow

Mobile Lidar systems (MLSs) are used with increasing frequency for three-dimensional (3D) mapping applications along various corridors because of their extreme ease in capturing hi...

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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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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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Technology in Focus: Bathymetric Lidar

Technology in Focus: Bathymetric Lidar

With sea level rise and increases in the severity of extreme natural events, there has been a renewed push to further our understanding of the coastal zone. Fundamental to understa...

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Lidar Survey over Ancient Maya City

Lidar Survey over Ancient Maya City

The ancient Maya site of Copan, Honduras, was captured during an airborne Lidar survey in May 2013. The resulting products are accessible through 2D and 3D WebGIS tools and enable...

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Lidar-driven Innovation

Lidar-driven Innovation

The first laser was built in 1960 by Maiman, two years after Miller and LaFlamme introduced the digital terrain model (DTM) in the context of civil engineering purposes in 1958. Pr...

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Lidar Scanning by Helicopter in the USA

Lidar Scanning by Helicopter in the USA

In recent years, use of unmanned aerial systems (UASs) has soared as a means for capturing geodata by images and Lidar. However, this does not mean that proven platforms, such as h...

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Lidar Quality Assurance

Lidar Quality Assurance

Basic tools for processing Lidar point clouds, which can be extended depending on needs, provide a flexible platform for service providers and users alike. Here, the authors demons...

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