Survey-grade Lidar Sensor for UAS

RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems has been developing their first survey-grade UAS Lidar sensor, the VUX-1, and the company will be presenting it later this month. The VUX-1 will be presented for the first time at the official launch event, ILMF, which will be held in Denver, USA, from 17 to 19 February. The innovative sensor was designed to meet the challenges of emerging surveying solutions by UAS, gyrocopters, and ultra-light aircraft, both in measurement performance and in system integration. The VUX-1 is an ultra lightweight Lidar sensor with less than 4 kilograms (less than 9 pounds) overall weight, that can... (read more)
2014-02-07 09:17:11

GeoCue Launches Lidar/Imagery Fusion Sensor

GeoCue has unveiled its new True View line of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or 'drone') sensors in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. True View sensors offer surveyors an innovative Lidar and dual oblique mapping camera configuration integrated in a single lightweight payload for use on commercial drone platforms. True View allows for fast and easy automated generation of true 3D colourized point clouds, oblique imagery and orthophotos from a single flight. The first sensor of the product line, the True View 410, was displayed at the reveal along with full workflow processing in the companion True View Evo processing software. The True View... (read more)
2019-07-23 01:45:10

"Sensor Web for IoT" Standards Working Group

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is forming a new OGC Technical Committee Standards Working Group (SWG) to advance the candidate OGC Internet of Things REST API (Sensor Web for IoT) Standard. The OGC members invite the public to comment on the Sensor Web for IoT SWG charter and will consider comments received before 10 August 2012. The OGC's existing Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standards, as well as standards from other groups and proposals submitted by members, will inform the new Sensor Web for IoT working group. OGC SWE standards currently support such complex tasks as controlling Earth imaging satellites, but... (read more)
2012-07-11 10:36:29

Sensor Web Workshop Draws Interdisciplinary Crowd

52°North, the German initiative for geospatial open source software, recently held its annual Sensor Web Workshop at the University of Münster's Insitute for Geoinformatics. Sensor Web enthusiasts and practitioners met with experts at 52°North’s Sensor Web Workshop to share their experience with Sensor Web activities and identify next research and development steps. The 2 day workshop provided an overview of current and planned Sensor Web projects and activities. More than twenty participants from throughout Europe (e.g. EEA, Wupperverband, IRCEL-CELINE, BfG, BSH, Mines ParisTech, British Antarctic Survey, Helmholtz Centres, etc.) met with 52°North staff and discussed motivations, use cases, implementations, issues... (read more)
2014-12-17 11:07:00

Racing Game Benefits from Velodyne Lidar Sensor

Velodyne's HDL-64E LIDAR (Light Distance and Ranging) sensor is being used by Real Time Race to map Formula One race courses for its immersive media technology. The sensor is used on a Real Time Race data collection vehicle in conjunction with a 360 degree video camera to create an accurate 3D digital map of the course, enabling Real Time Race to place its customers directly into a live event and side-by-side with a professional driver.   Before a race, Velodyne's lidar sensor quickly and accurately creates a digital 3D map of each part of the track. A video recording is... (read more)
2009-11-20 12:27:46

New Airborne Lidar Sensor: Orion H300

Optech, the Canadian manufacturer of Lidar survey products, has announced the latest addition to its line of ALTM airborne laser terrain mappers, the Optech Orion H300. Built on the Orion sensor platform, the H300 adds high-altitude capability to a model line that already provides low- and mid-altitude 3D laser scanning solutions for corridor and engineering applications. With a maximum effective ground sampling rate of up to 300kHz, the Orion H300 delivers high-density point cloud data with industry-leading data precision and accuracy. Now even with ground sample rates of over 100kHz at altitudes above 4,000mAGL(>13,000 feetAGL). According toMichael Sitar, Optech's airborne... (read more)
2012-08-29 10:47:40

Optech to Unveil ALTM Sensor at INTERGEO

Optech Incorporated (Canada), a manufacturer of advanced lidar survey instruments, announced today that it will unveil a new ALTM sensor at INTERGEO 2008 in Bremen, Germany. The result of direct input from lidar survey professionals, this highly innovative system represents a new era in lidar design and technology.   See this new sensor at the Optech stand #5.121 on 30th September, at 2 P.M.   (read more)
2008-09-19 11:23:59

Sensor Technology Evolving in Many Directions

5 Questions to…Michel Stanier
As Lidar is a hot topic in the geomatics industry with numerous fields of applications, 'GIM International' decided to ask Michel Stanier, chief operating officer of Teledyne Optech, to answer five questions in the context of airborne Lidar. Lidar has been developing rapidly over the last couple of years. Can you give us an update? Indeed, airborne Lidar is developing rapidly in several directions. The unmanned aerial system (UAS)/remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) platforms are driving a continued reduction in sensor size, weight and power. However, for commercial data providers, the primary focus remains on collection efficiency and lower operating... (read more)
2017-01-04 11:15:52

Multi-sensor Cave Detection in Bulgaria

Meeting the Challenges of Complex Karst Environments
Caves are important in a wide variety of fields, ranging from construction engineering to mineral exploration and archaeology. Despite the scientific importance of caves, geologists believe that only a relatively small number of them have been discovered so far. Exploration is currently mainly conducted by speleologists but this is a time-consuming activity and is limited to exploration based on existing surface openings. A recent project in Bulgaria has shown that the combination of multiple geophysical techniques provides an easier and effective on-surface exploration method that meets the challenges of complex karst environments. (By Tanya Slavova and Atanas Rusev, Bulgaria) Several... (read more)
2016-04-21 10:57:18

Quanergy Announces Sensor Partnership with LiDAR USA

Quanergy Systems, specialised in the design and manufacture of Lidar sensors and smart sensing solutions, has entered into partnership with LiDAR USA, a distinguished provider of GIS, surveying, civil engineering, agriculture, forensics, BIM and heritage mapping solutions. As a result of the partnership, LiDAR USA will integrate Quanergy’s M8 Lidar sensors into its UAV and mobile mapping systems. Quanergy and LiDAR USA’s partnership is the culmination of over three years of collaboration. United by a common goal of using affordable, cutting-edge technology to improve existing systems, Quanergy and LiDAR USA see the integration of Quanergy’s M8 Ultra sensors in LiDAR... (read more)
2018-11-22 09:24:41
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