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There's encouraging news on the UAS front: The FAA recently approved four exemptions allowing
companies to use UASs for a number of mapping apps including construction monitoring and
agriculture. Included are Trimble and Woolpert. The exemption is based in part on a requirement that the
UAS be within sight at all times.
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and a Happy Holidays to everyone. The team at LiDAR News is looking forward to an amazing 2015 as
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Behind the Scenes at PECORA 19:
The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing recently held the PECORA 19
Symposium (November 17-20) themed ?Sustaining Land Imaging?UAS to Satellites.? Established
jointly by the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA) the PECORA symposia series dates back to the early days of Earth observation satellites in
the 1970?s. The 2014 PECORA meeting was held ...
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
The President, in 3D
The bust of President Obama was created by a Smithsonian-led team of 3D-digital-imaging
specialists when they stopped by the White House to take ...
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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
Langan Engineering Takes
Scanning Mobile: Joseph Romano ? Like many of you, back in 2004 it was not
uncommon for me to hear, ?Your team is going to scan that with that laser thing?? around many of
our meetings and offices. Today, Langan has a scanning and modeling team comprised of 7
scanning systems, over 20 modelers and that ?laser thing? is a critical part of ...
Kentucky?s Trees From Above: Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne ? Planners are
increasingly looking at ways to increase tree canopy in order to deal with a myriad of issues
from reducing the urban heat island effect to improving wildlife habitat. In early 2014 the
Northern Kentucky Urban & Community Forestry Council (NKUCFC) commissioned an assessment of ...
Road Map to
Success: Greg Lawes ?
You had to sign up early if you wanted to catch a glimpse of the Reality Capture segment of
Autodesk University. The interest in laser scanning has skyrocketed in the last few years with
more and more people venturing into the technological waters. The ROI is proven but the path has
many hurdles and making the correct decisions along the way is ...
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