Emerging Uses for LiDAR

This is the first in a two-part series exploring advances in LiDAR. This week, we look at geologic and recreational exploration and identifying natural hazards with the 3DEP initiative.

Melanie Krouse 07 August 2014

Geospatial Highlights: Drones as Party Photographers

This week, national media are all over the latest trend: Drones as wedding photographers. Also a tourist crashes a drone at Yellowstone National Park, and more.

Benita Mehta 07 August 2014

Geospatial Highlights: Drone No-Fly Zone Maps, 3D Selfies

This week's most fascinating find is "Don't Fly Drones Here," an interactive map by open-source mapping tool MapBox that highlights off-limit zones for UAV owners in the United States and Canada based on local regulations — including areas with airports, military bases and national parks

Benita Mehta 31 July 2014

PhD Student Using GIS, LiDAR Focuses on Coastal Geology

Christopher Maike is working towards his PhD with a focus on coastal geology and engineering at the University of Delaware. Maike discusses the technology he uses in his research, including GIS, LiDAR, mapping and aerial photography.

Melanie Krouse 31 July 2014

LiDAR Expanding Role in Industrial Automation, Tracking

The LiDAR market is projected to grow to $551.26 million by 2018, with heavy penetration in industrial and commercial sectors. This is broad-based expansion for a technology that began in the early 1960s, when its use was strictly limited to government and military applications.

Mary Shacklett 24 July 2014

Geospatial Highlights: FAA OKs Drones to Monitor Wildfires

This week, we begin with a return to drones and wildfires as the Federal Aviation Administration for the first time approves the use of drones to monitor Washington wildfires. Also of interest: the best drone photography of the year; MIT researchers create LiDAR system for photographers; 3D app for iPad; Obama unveils 3D mapping initiative; and more.

Benita Mehta 17 July 2014