Bluesky Lidar Survey Helps Dublin Airport Reduce Risk of Flooding

Dublin Airport is using data collected by laser scanning aircraft to accurately measure land surface elevation to help reduce the risk of flooding at the international transport hub. Serving more than 31.5 million passengers in 2018, travelling to almost 200 destinations in 43 countries, Dublin Airport is the 11th busiest airport in Europe. The specially commissioned survey by aerial mapping company Bluesky involved the capture of Lidar data for the entire site and surrounding area as part of a Dublin Airport Drainage Masterplan (DMP). “As a busy international airport our airspace is unsurprisingly quite restricted, making it potentially difficult for... (read more)
2019-08-21 11:44:03

Teledyne Optech and LiDAR USA Partner in New Mobile UAV Sensor Integration

Teledyne Optech, a Teledyne Technologies company and global leader in advanced Lidar sensors, has announced that its new compact Lidar sensor, the CL-90, is available for purchase through its first integration partnership with LiDAR USA. “Teledyne Optech is very pleased to partner with LiDAR USA to bring our compact Lidar sensors to market. LiDAR USA is a premier UAV solution provider,” Michel Stanier, Teledyne Optech executive vice president and general manager, commented. For more than 20 years, LiDAR USA has been building innovative sensor systems that meet the demands of a growing number of applications, optimizing their customers' investment to... (read more)
2019-08-21 11:30:59

Velodyne Lidar Sensors Power Kaarta Mobile Mapping Solutions

Velodyne Lidar recently announced that Kaarta has included Velodyne’s smart, powerful Lidar technology in Kaarta’s new Stencil 2-32 ground surface mapping solution. Equipped with Velodyne Lidar, Stencil 2-32 accurately scans ground-level surfaces, mapping items such as kerbs, manholes, signs, poles and other features at a fraction of the cost of traditional mobile mapping systems. The Stencil platform helps enable city planning for infrastructure improvements as well as parking and traffic management. The 3D data generated by Stencil 2-32 can be utilized for a range of applications including BIM modelling, geospatial data analytics, and cataloging tools. For example, Allvision uses Stencil... (read more)
2019-07-29 11:37:27

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

RIEGL Invests in New Office and Production Facilities

RIEGL, a manufacturer of Lidar scanners for surveying applications headquartered in Horn, Austria, is investing heavily in the expansion of production and office space. The continued, worldwide demand for the high-performance sensors has allowed the company to grow and expand further. RIEGL, which celebrated its 40th-anniversary last year, is now meeting the rapidly increasing international demand for RIEGL laser scanners with office and production facilities expansions. In the summer of 2019, a new office and production facility has started construction at the location of the company's headquarters in Horn, Austria. The new building will house the company's printed circuit board... (read more)
2019-07-18 02:31:21

LiDARUSA Announces Long Endurance Multicopter Lidar Solution

LiDARUSA has announced the integration of their UAV-scanning systems with the Harris Aerial H4/H6 Hybrid multicopters. As surveyors and mappers experience growth, they assume larger and larger projects making longer flight times increasingly important. The Harris Hybrid can provide such flights with lidar and industrial-grade cameras allowing for far greater coverage in a single flight. “The beauty of the Harris Hybrid, is that the pilot continues to enjoy the flexibility of a multi-copter, availability of fuel, and relatively compact packaging at an affordable price,” says Jeff Fagerman, CEO of LiDARUSA, “While it is louder than an all-electric system, for particularly... (read more)
2019-07-12 10:47:16

Heliguy Delivers £250,000 of Drone Stock to African Mines

Heliguy has supplied a quarter of a million pounds of drone stock to major mining companies in Africa, who are using this technology to increase safety and obtain fast and accurate data. As one of DJI’s largest and trusted European enterprise channel partners, Heliguy has delivered a suite of DJI equipment to bolster fleets in the Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Namibia and Burkina Faso. These companies – who cannot be named as they are under a non-disclosure agreements (NDA) – chose to work with Heliguy because of their in-depth industry knowledge and experience, on-demand technical and maintenance support (which includes an... (read more)
2019-07-09 04:46:57

GeoCue Introduces Drone Lidar Imagery Fusion Sensor True View

GeoCue Group has unveiled its new True View line of drone sensors at an invitation only industry event on 25 June in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. True View sensors offer surveyors an innovative Lidar + dual oblique mapping camera configuration integrated in a single lightweight payload for use on commercial drone platforms. True View allows for fast, easy automated generation of true 3D colourized point clouds, oblique imagery and orthophotos from a single flight. In addition to a complete system presentation and software demonstrations by GeoCue, guest speakers included: Lori Eversull of Vulcan Material Corporation, presenting an engaging discussion of how drone... (read more)
2019-07-03 10:45:45

DJI M600 Pro Helps Identify Radiation Hotspots at Chernobyl

A team of researchers have used a range of drones, including a DJI M600 Pro supplied by Heliguy, to complete the most comprehensive survey of Chernobyl’s Red Forest – one of the most radioactive locations on Earth. Flying a range of multi-rotor and fixed-wing aircraft, the scientists from the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR) created 3D maps which not only provided up-to-date information on the sites with the greatest contamination, but also revealed previously undetected radiation hotspots. The Red Forest is just 500 metres from the Chernobyl nuclear complex. It was hit by the immediate fallout from the 1986 explosion and fire... (read more)
2019-06-26 01:15:32

Teledyne Lidar Enables Visual Effects on Game of Thrones

Teledyne Technologies has announced that imaging hardware and software from Teledyne Optech helped enable 3D spatial data acquisition and visual effects for HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones. A team utilized Teledyne’s Lidar technology to create a detailed 3D representation of the old city of Dubrovnik, the model for the fictional city of King’s Landing. A promotional video can be found at www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTRqjOR4awU Lidar is becoming increasingly popular for creating realistic computer-generated imagery (CGI) and visual special effects. Traditionally, Lidar has been used for mapping and in construction, civil engineering, mining and transportation. Lidar is now of particular interest to the film industry because... (read more)
2019-06-26 10:37:43
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