Tag: lidar

Lidar (also written LIDAR, LiDAR or LADAR) is a remote sensing technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser and analyzing the reflected light. Although thought by some to be an acronym of Light Detection And Ranging,[1] the term lidar was actually created as a portmanteau of “light” and “radar”. Lidar is popularly used as a technology to make high-resolution maps, with applications in geomatics, archaeology, geography, geology, geomorphology, seismology, forestry, remote sensing, atmospheric physics,[4] airborne laser swath mapping (ALSM), laser altimetry, and contour mapping.

Estimating Earthwork Volumes

Estimating Earthwork Volumes

Formulas and methods for determining the volumes and areas of regular shapes and surfaces go back at least as far as ancient Greece. Pythagoras and other mathematicians determined those formulas that are still used to calculate the volumes of spheres and pyramids, as well as the areas of curve conic

Reader Profile: Leonard Berry

Reader Profile: Leonard Berry

Some people’s eyes “glaze over” in long-view discussions of climate change and sea level rise impacts, points out Leonard Berry, Ph.D. But talk about its impact on an individual’s property during a 30-year mortgage cycle and people start paying heed, he adds.

Measuring Earthwork Volumes

Formulas and methods for determining the volumes and areas of regular shapes and surfaces go back at least as far as ancient Greece. Pythagoras and other mathematicians determined the formulas that are still used to calculate the volumes of spheres and pyramids, as well as the areas of curve conic

Skyfront  Sets World Record for Drones with 4 hour and 34 minute flight

Skyfront Sets World Record for Drones with 4 hour and 34 minute flight

Skyfront invents hybrid-electric drone technologies to enable monitoring of large, remote assets in challenging terrain for the Utility, Agriculture and Energy industries.

Skyfront, creator of the world’s longest endurance multirotor drones for the agriculture, energy and utility industries, has announced that its flagship drone has just set a world record

Measuring Earthwork Volumes

Formulas and methods for determining the volumes and areas of regular shapes and surfaces go back at least as far as ancient Greece. Pythagoras and other mathematicians determined those formulas that are still used to calculate the volumes of spheres and pyramids, as well as the areas of curve conic

Construction Drone Buyer’s Guide

Construction Drone Buyer’s Guide

If you’ve had a freelancer flying drones over your construction projects, you know the advantages of regular aerial photography. As you increase the frequency of your drone flights, purchasing your own drone and having a licensed pilot on staff will make the most financial sense.

While you might think the best

The Robot Garbage Collectors Are Coming

The Robot Garbage Collectors Are Coming

The Volvo Group released a video of a fun little experiment late last week: an effort to destroy the livelihoods of garbage collectors as we know them.

Well, not quite. According to the students who worked on the Robot-based Autonomous Refuse handling (or ROAR) project, their self-driving, garbage-collecting prototype is just

Why Solar, Why Now?

Why Solar, Why Now?

It became undeniable last year that renewable energy in general, and solar energy in particular, had reached its tipping point. After decades of promise and struggle through adverse market conditions, while incrementally improving its tech­nological performance, solar energy was poised to take off. And take off it did.

It is no longer

LiDAR Use for Site Selection

LiDAR Use for Site Selection

In this case, a city needed to locate a site for a new 6-million-gallon water tank. Criteria included a parcel size of at least 3.7 acres to accommodate construction without excessive cut/fill or shoring requirements; preferably undeveloped land to avoid conflicts with constructed properties; elevation between 4,700 and 4,720 feet to

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