Michael Schwind is the lead Small UAS (sUAS) coordinator for the New Orleans District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is a co-founder of Osprey Geospatial Solutions LLC. He graduated from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with an MSc in geospatial surveying engineering.


Comparing Lidar and Photogrammetric Point Clouds

Airborne Lidar and photogrammetry are both viable methods for capturing point clouds for 3D modelling of man-made hard structures. Although both methods produce point clouds, the manner of capturing data differs in many ways, resulting in point clouds with differing characteristics. In this article,... (read more)