TAG: LiDAR

Garmin acquires lidar company PulsedLight

January 14, 2016By
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Garmin International has acquired PulsedLight Inc., a privately held designer of optical distance measurement technology in Bend, Oregon. PulsedLight makes sensor boards that are highly accurate, small and lightweight. PulsedLight developed and owns the intellectual property that enables this technology, Garmin stated in a news release. PulsedLight is the maker of the LIDAR-Lite, an optical distance measurement sensor for automotive blind-spot... read more

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Survey lasers in on Iron-Age archaeology

January 11, 2016By
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Lasers from the survey aircraft are transmitted to the ground. The time taken for the beam to be bounced back to aircraft-mounted receivers is recorded. Using the known position of the aircraft, the time taken for the return of the laser beam and the known value of the speed of light, the distance between the aircraft and ground is calculated. Readings can also be taken to determine the height of vegetation and other surface structures.

High-tech aerial laser surveying is being employed to reveal the hidden archaeology of an Iron-Age hill settlement in Lancashire, England. Visually, the archaeological features are difficult to see, but a Bluesky laser survey, commissioned by the Morecambe Bay Partnership, is expected to reveal previously undiscovered details of a settlement at Warton Crag. Identified as an important Heritage at Risk site,... read more

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Routescene maiden flight pushes boundaries

November 17, 2015By
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Routescene has jointly developed with Hanseatic Aviation Solutions an integrated fixed-wing UAV and LidarPod solution for surveying. Following in-depth customer research, Routescene identified a gap in the market for an unmanned aerial 3D mapping solution capable of flying long distances, particularly for use in large countries with great expanses of remote land such as Australia, the United States, Canada and... read more

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Bluesky Completes Aerial Mapping Project for UK Utilities

October 8, 2015By
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Bluesky has completed a multi-million pound aerial mapping project to assess the impact of vegetation on the electricity network of East Anglia and the South East of England. Working on behalf of UK Power Networks, Bluesky undertook the largest ever combined laser mapping and aerial photography survey commissioned by an electricity distribution network operator in the UK — some 34,000 square... read more

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SBG, Viametris Present 3D Indoor Scanning System at INTERGEO

September 8, 2015By
The iMS 3D indoor mapping system by Viametris uses an Ellipse-A by SBG for stability.

SBG Systems will join Viametris in presenting a new 3D indoor scanning system at the INTERGEO trade show, which will be held Sept. 15-17 in Stuttgart, Germany. The iMS 3D is a mobile 3D indoor scanner generating continuous point clouds. For this brand-new model of indoor mobile mapping system, or iMMS, Viametris chose SBG Systems’ miniature Attitude and Heading Reference Sensor (AHRS), the Ellipse-A. The iMS... read more

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YellowScan Lidar for UAVs Aided by Inertial Nav, GPS RTK

September 4, 2015By
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SBG Systems joins YellowScan to present a lightweight lidar with inertial and GPS for UAVs. The new product will be presented at the INTERGEO trade show in Stuttgart, held Sept. 15-17. The YellowScan lidar is designed for fixed or rotary-wing UAVs, with an embedded Ellipse-E, a miniature inertial navigation system from SBG Systems, which helps obtaining a clear and accurate point cloud. The... read more

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ENVI Analytics Symposium

August 25, 2015By

The ENVI Analytics Symposium (EAS) will bring together experts in remote sensing science to discuss technology trends and the next generation of solutions for advanced analytics. Geospatial analytics are important because they can be applied to a diverse range of needs in environmental and natural resource monitoring, global food production, security, urbanization, and other fields of research. The need to identify... read more

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ENVI Analytics Symposium Focused on Remote Sensing

July 6, 2015By

The ENVI Analytics Symposium (EAS), scheduled for Aug. 25-26 in Boulder, Colo., will bring together experts in remote sensing science to discuss technology trends and the next generation of solutions for advanced analytics. Geospatial analytics are important because they can be applied to a diverse range of needs in environmental and natural resource monitoring, global food production, security, urbanization, and other... read more

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