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The Pitfalls of Working with Lidar
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The Pitfalls of Working with Lidar

The arrival of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or ‘drones’) has democratized the Lidar market forever. Everyday projects can be flown easier and faster, and sensors are getting lighter, more accura...

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Mapping Radiation in Chernobyl
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Mapping Radiation in Chernobyl

The use of UAV-Lidar is being tested in the complex terrain of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. The aim of the University of Bristol team is to demonstrate that, in the event of a nuclear incident, it co...

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Creating a Digital Twin of the Earth
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Creating a Digital Twin of the Earth

An unprecedented scientific effort to Lidar-scan the entire surface of the Earth before it’s too late... that’s how Christopher Fisher, the founder of the Earth Archive, describes his initiative. ...

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JOUAV unveils advanced airborne Lidar sensor

JOUAV unveils advanced airborne Lidar sensor

JOUAV has released the JoLiDAR-1000 Lidar sensor designed specifically for uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs or ‘drones’) as the latest addition to its array of high-performance Lidar sensors for use...

PlanetScope now accessible via Google Cloud Marketplace

PlanetScope now accessible via Google Cloud Marketplace

PlanetScope is now accessible on Google Cloud Marketplace. This availability of Planet's flagship satellite imaging product contributes to the company's mission to democratize access to near-daily sat...

Wingtra debuts pioneering Lidar drone solution

Wingtra debuts pioneering Lidar drone solution

Wingtra has unveiled its innovative Lidar-drone solution. The new Lidar payload is designed to seamlessly integrate the efficiency, ease of operation, and high accuracy of the WingtraOne GEN II drones...

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Remote sensing is a fascinating field that revolves around the acquisition of Earth-related information without direct physical contact. It typically yields either point cloud data or imagery, both of which are subsequently processed within the realm of geographical information systems, playing a pivotal role in the field of cartography.

One of the defining characteristics of remote sensing lies in the differentiation based on the platform and sensor employed. The platforms used for remote sensing can span a wide spectrum, encompassing everything from orbiting satellites to high-flying aircraft, nimble drones, ground-based vehicles like cars, and even seafaring ships. Meanwhile, from a sensor perspective, remote sensing is an expansive domain that includes techniques such as photogrammetry, lidar, and echosounding, each offering unique insights into our planet.

It's worth noting that the transformation of remotely sensed data into comprehensible and valuable products often necessitates a process known as ground truthing, which helps to validate and refine the collected information. This multifaceted field of remote sensing continues to evolve, unlocking new ways to observe and understand our world from a distance.