The RIEGL LiDAR 2015 conference in Hong Kong in early May began with an announcement about upgrades to the company's VUX1 line of scanners. About 300 people from 40 different countries attended the two-day event, with another two-day conference in Guangzhou, China immediately after the first.
The point of a water well is, of course, to produce water, so the objective is always to place it in a spot where the aquifer is plentiful. With that in mind, an aquifer mapping project is being worked out in Sioux Falls, S.D., to paint a comprehensive picture of what lies below in the Big Sioux Aquifer. Over the course of four days in October, a cylindrical sensor was flown about 30 meters above the section of the aquifer that Sioux Falls has water rights to. It collected raw data about the physical characteristics of the subsurface, which will be handed over to USGS to process further into a comprehensive groundwater model for the city to refer to.
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The RIEGL VMQ-450 is a compact single scanner mapping system that works for a variety of mobile mapping applications.
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Performing preliminary surveying for mining operations in any type of rough and remote terrain involves getting into the area and performing the survey work with accuracy, as well as facilitating the safety of surveyors who otherwise would have to undertake these risky and unpredictable tasks in extremely difficult conditions.
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Searching for new ways to apply existing geospatial technology is an important component in the continued growth of mature companies. By considering the universal benefits sought by every business, such as reducing operating costs while improving production, performance and profitability, applications in many new markets can be identified.
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Revolutionary seemed to be the theme for this year’s SPAR International, which took place in Houston the first week of April.
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While the FAA has released the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that provides some direction for commercial small UAS operations in the US, the regulatory environment remains challenging. Organizations wanting to prepare for commercial operations are faced with many gray areas as they attempt to build and manage UAS programs that comply with the requirements.
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Fisheye lenses produce a panoramic image, useful for viewing wide areas in one picture. Due to the non-uniform resolution around the edges, fisheye imagery is not typically used for traditional mapping applications; however, as the quest for small light-weight payloads for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) continues, even cameras equipped with fisheye lenses are being considered.