Archive for lidar

Penn State’s New Remote Sensing Program Teaches Drone Data Analysis

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UAO Staff on Mar 03, 2016

Citing a rise in popularity for drone-collected data, Penn State University is adding an online graduate certificate program dedicated to remote sensing and earth observation. Offered by the college of earth and mineral sciences through Penn State World Campus (the [Read More]

YellowScan Introduces New LiDAR Surveying Solution for Unmanned Aircraft

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UAO Staff on Feb 26, 2016

YellowScan has announced the global launch of its new LiDAR unmanned aircraft system (UAS) surveying solution, suited for surveying, forestry, environmental research, archeology, corridor mapping, civil engineering and mining. The company says research and development for the YellowScan Surveyor started [Read More]

Velodyne LiDAR Unveils 590-Gram Puck LITE for UAVs

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UAO Staff on Feb 22, 2016

Aiming at the burgeoning market for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Velodyne LiDAR, a technology company based in California’s Silicon Valley, has unveiled its 16-channel Puck LITE, a LiDAR sensor weighing in at 590 g (approximately 1.3 lbs.). With a 30-degree [Read More]

Phoenix Aerial Rolls out the Scout UAV LiDAR System

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UAO Staff on Sep 10, 2015

Phoenix Aerial Systems has introduced the Scout, a real-time kinematic (RTK) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) LiDAR system featuring the Velodyne VLP-16 puck. The new Phoenix Aerial Scout is an ideal solution for both new entrants and experienced firms looking to [Read More]

Drone, LiDAR Provide Analysis of Nebraska Tornado Wreckage

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UAO Staff on Jun 16, 2015

Using a laser scanner and a drone, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) civil engineering professor and his graduate students analyzed the wreckage of a tornado that ripped through the town of Pilger, Neb., nearly one year ago and are soon [Read More]

DroneDeploy Exec to Deliver Keynote at International LiDAR Mapping Forum

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UAO Staff on Feb 12, 2015

The 15th annual International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), taking place Feb. 23-25 in Denver, will feature keynote addresses from former astronaut Dr. Ronald M. Sega from Colorado State University and Gretchen West of DroneDeploy. West’s keynote, ‘UAS and the Internet [Read More]

Archaeologists Use UAV, LiDAR to Explore Underground Town in Italy

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UAO Staff on Jan 21, 2015

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is being flown in Italy to explore the underground town of Cerreto Vecchia. Through a sponsorship from the country's Ministry of Education, archaeologists are using LiDAR to first map out the town, which has been [Read More]

UAS to be Featured at International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2015

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UAO Staff on Nov 19, 2014

The upcoming International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) 2015 Conference in Denver will include a new focus on unmanned aerial systems (UAS), according to SPAR Point Group, the event's organizer. The 15th annual conference, taking place Feb. 23-25, 2015, at the [Read More]

AutonomouStuff Becomes Distributor of YellowScan LIDAR

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UAO Staff on Oct 30, 2014

AutonomouStuff, a Morton, Ill.-headquartered provider of components and services for autonomous systems, has entered into a sales, distribution and support contract with YellowScan L'Avion Jaune. The partnership allows AutonomouStuff to provide its customers with the YellowScan unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) [Read More]

Velodyne’s LiDAR Sensors Featured at International GIS Conference

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UAO Staff on Oct 20, 2014

Conference trade fair InterGEO – in full swing on Oct. 7-9 in Berlin, Germany – featured several unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies equipped with Velodyne's LiDAR sensors. Velodyne says its real-time HDL-32E 3D LiDAR sensors were out, as well as [Read More]