LIDAR

Colorized point clouds and more Simactive’s new features

Canadian mapping platform SimActive has added some significant new capabilities this year, including colorized point clouds and reflective calibration.  CEO Philippe Simard explains what these features are – and how clients are using them. SimActive releases new features regularly. “With our user base growing exponentially, we are constantly monitoring how our …

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Mapping and LiDAR SimActive Integrated with LiDARUSA

Drone-based mapping and LiDAR are a powerful combination. Now, Canada’s SimActive Inc., a leading developer of photogrammetry software that can accommodate aerial imagery from satellite, manned aircraft, or drones, announces the integration of its Correlator3D™ product into LiDAR systems for drones developed by LiDAR USA. LiDARUSA, also known as Fagerman Technologies, …

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SimActive Adds New LiDAR Workflow Functionality

SimActive has just announced some additional functionality removes some of the manual processes currently needed to process softificated imagery.  From their press release below: “Removing the need to manually tag GCPs facilitates the integration of LiDAR data with imagery”, said Dr Philippe Simard, President of SimActive. “Our clients can benefit …

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The Latest Wave of Sensor Tech Could be a Game Changer for L…

Avalanche photodiode sensors.  If you don’t know what they are – you need to. The following is a guest post by talented author and self-described nerd Ryan LaDue. The Latest Wave of Sensor Tech Could be a Game-Changer for LiDAR-Equipped UAVs Avalanche photodiode sensors are semiconductors capable of converting photons …

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DRONELIFE Exclusive: Flying Drones in the Phillipines to Fin…

  image: The History Channel Tonight’s the night for Episode 2 of the History Channel’s fascinating adventure: Lost Gold of World War II.  This episode has an added interest for the drone industry, as a drone pilot and two data scientists from leading drone firm PrecisionHawk used LiDAR-equipped drones to help …

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SETI Institute Drone Maps Iceland Lava Cave in Preparation f…

The SETI Institute is probably best known for its work scanning the stars for signs of extraterrestrial communications. But the organization’s remit is broader than that. Its many research teams work towards a noble goal: to explore, understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe. Exploring …

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Drones At Sea: The Highs & Lows of a Parley SnotBot Expediti…

If you follow how drones are being used in the world of conservation, you will have heard about Ocean Alliance by now. The Massachusetts-based marine conservation organization has pioneered a new way of collecting biological samples from whales in the form of SnotBot. These adapted drones act as flying Petri …

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Surveying with Drones: The Key Differences Between Aerial Li…

By Cargyrak (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0] The following is a guest post from Dustin Price, licensed land surveyor and operations manager at Landpoint: a surveying, aerial data and technical services provider. There has been an influx of new and, in some cases, game-changing surveying technologies that have popped up …

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