Velodyne LiDAR

Velodyne LiDAR Announces New “Velarray” LiDAR Sensor

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Velodyne LiDAR Inc., the world leader in 3D real-time perception systems for autonomous vehicles, today announced its … read more →

Comparison result between airborne telemetry and vehicle-mounted cruising. Particulate pollution layer was detected at 0.7km~1.3km (Image by FAN Guangqiang)

AIOFM’s Rapid Online Monitoring LiDAR System Steps into Its Industrialization

With support from special project of national major scientific apparatus “R&D and Application of LIDAR System for Spatial-Temporal Detection of … read more →

Non infected trees shown on the left and infected trees shown on the right.

Bluesky LiDAR Maps Used to Monitor the Spread of Deadly Tree Disease

Laser maps collected by airborne mounted sensors have, for the first time, been used to successfully segment individual trees affected … read more →

3D at Depth

3D at Depth and iXblue Develop Inertial Navigation System Aided LiDAR Data Collection Technology for Subsea Applications

Initial Deep water Trial Demonstrates Time Saving for High-Resolution Subsea Mapping and Metrologies BOULDER, CO–(Marketwired – April 05, 2017) – … read more →

The Teledyne Optech to showcase its newest and most advanced TLS at SPAR 3D

March 22, 2017 — Teledyne Optech is pleased to announce the release of its Polaris Terrestrial Laser Scanner at the SPAR 3D Conference and Expo, April 3-5, in Houston, Texas. This versatile, productive and user-friendly scanner will be on display in booth #400 along with the Optech Maverick, Eclipse, and award-winning Galaxy.

Bridging the gap between indoor and outdoor scanners, the Polaris can survey targets up to 1600 m away in long-range mode or collect up to 500,000 measurements per second in short-range mode. Its 360°×120° field of view (FOV) captures indoor panoramas from a single site, while its rugged design, light weight, and swappable batteries let it travel deep into the field.

The Polaris automatically detects its location with a built-in GNSS receiver and selects the planned survey parameters for the site — even untrained operators can execute a survey. Alternatively, operators can set up surveys in the field and resection/backsight the system using the menu-driven GUI on its touchscreen. Visitors to SPAR 3D will be able to see the Polaris’ streamlined user interface in action.

In other exciting news, the Galaxy airborne lidar just won the MAPPS Grand Award for Innovation, and Teledyne Optech staff will be on hand to explain the SwathTRAK™ technology that earned it the prize. By dynamically adjusting the Galaxy’s scanner FOV in response to changes in the ground’s elevation, SwathTRAK keeps the swath width and point density on the ground consistent, even in hilly terrain. This technology saves clients time and money by reducing the number of flightlines required and ensuring homogeneous point density. 

Finally, visitors to the Teledyne Optech booth can also get hands-on time with the Maverick, our first backpack-mountable mobile mapping system, or see the autonomous Eclipse airborne data collection system and learn how a pilot can operate it alone, saving the cost of a dedicated operator. 

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About Teledyne Optech
Teledyne Optech is the world leader in high-accuracy lidar 3D survey systems, integrated cameras, and productivity-enhancing workflows. With operations and staff worldwide, Teledyne Optech offers both standalone and fully integrated lidar and camera solutions for airborne mapping, airborne lidar bathymetry, mobile mapping, terrestrial laser scanning, mine cavity monitoring, and industrial process control, as well as space-proven sensors. Teledyne Optech supports its clients with an around-the-clock team, on-site service, and regular efficiency enhancements to the workflow of its integrated systems. Accuracy and productivity matter!

Introducing Polaris – Next-Generation Terrestrial Laser Scanner

Teledyne Optech to showcase its newest and most advanced TLS at SPAR 3D March 22, 2017 — Teledyne Optech is … read more →

Snoopy Interoperability

Orbit GT and LiDAR USA Upgrade ScanLook and Snoopy Interoperability

Orbit GT and LiDAR USA have significantly upgraded their Scanlook and Snoopy interoperability. “Interoperability is key to any user of … read more →

Aerial LiDAR Survey: Composing the team were senior science research specialist Pearl Mars, research associates For. Regina Felismino, Jonalyn Gonzales, and Engr. Brylle de Castro, and airborne security TSgt. Lee Jay Punzalan. Image Credit:  Catandunganon Tribune

Aerial LiDAR Survey to Produce 3D Flood and Hazard Maps for River System in Philippines

Catandunganon, Philippines – Recently a team from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the University of the Philippines Training … read more →


LizardTech Releases MrSID Generation 4 Decode SDK Version 9.5.4

Developers can add support for MG4 files created with LizardTech’s GeoExpress Version 9.5.3 LizardTech®, a division of Celartem Inc. and … read more →

The percentages of a compressed LAZ file used to encode different point attributes for two example LAS 1.4 files.

Prototype for “native LAS 1.4 extension” of LASzip LiDAR Compressor Released

Just in time for ILMF 2017 in Denver, the makers of the popular LiDAR processing software LAStools announce that the … read more →

aerial survey of rail corridor

Aerial LiDAR Survey of Rail Corridor Between Mumbai and Ahmedabad

According to recent news reported by TOI, The railways will use LiDAR technology -aerial survey using a chopper -to speed … read more →

Sam Young, a GIS specialist with Blaine County, said lidar also will be used to perform more accurate analysis for land use planning and public safety projects. “Having access to such high quality and timely data is a great asset for our community,” he said. “It enables our decision makers to move forward with the best possible information.”

FEMA Grant Allows for Hazard Mapping Across Idaho

Idaho, USA – Boise State University recently received a $954,000 award from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to collect … read more →

Airborne LiDAR

Airborne LiDAR to Throw Light on Rajgir Hill’s History

Kolkata,Nov 7, 2016- IANS – Indian archaeologists plan to deploy high-end scanning lasers on airborne platforms to survey the archaeological … read more →


NOAA Offers LiDAR Coastal Mapping Training

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has launched a self-paced, 80-minute online training introducing several fundamental concepts of LiDAR to help you … read more →


Trimble Expands 3D Laser Scanning Portfolio with Addition of New TX6 and Improved TX8

Offering Geospatial Professionals a Versatile Combination of Speed, Range and Accuracy to Support a Wide Variety of Surveying Applications HAMBURG, Germany, … read more →

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