Lidar

Lidar, or Light Detection and Ranging surveying, is a measuring system that uses light. It is widely used in archaeology, forestry, geography, geology, seismology, remote sensing and contour mapping and is spreading to many more geomatics applications. The market for laser scanning is growing strongly as more efficient and cost-effective ways of processing Lidar data create new possibilities in a range of different fields, including construction and engineering, industrial facilities, topographical applications and cultural heritage. GIM International is closely monitoring these developments and will continually keep you updated on the innovations in this ever-changing market through this dedicated Lidar page. Whether you are interested in latest articles and news on Lidar in general or in specific topics like Lidar Survey and Mobile Lidar, you will find it here!

Pioneers in Capturing Public Space
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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 is an excellent test...

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The Evolution of Lidar
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 airborne Lidar systems, s...

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Lidar Data Capture: Where Are We Now?
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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 services. In this article T...

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Paving the Way for Self-driving Cars
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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 same: cars still hav...

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The Evolution of Lidar
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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 clouds at lower costs, ...

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Pushing Lidar to the Limits
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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 continent’s coastlines,...

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The Fierce Rise of Airborne Lidar
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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 sampled points are used for ...

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