Will Fisheye Lenses Work for 3D Mapping?

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.

Linda Duffy
3 months and one week ago

Three New Trends to Watch in Mobile Data

Rapid developments in software and hardware are transforming work processes. Here’s how cost-efficient technologies streamline gathering and using geospatial information.

Alain Samaha
3 months and 2 weeks ago

Geiger-Mode—The Latest and Greatest in LiDAR

The International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), held in Denver in February, is never at a loss for big announcements about groundbreaking technology, and this year was no exception. Four companies— 3DEO, Inc.; Harris Corporation; Princeton Lightwave; and Sigma Space Corporation—presented their research on different variations of Geiger-mode LiDAR systems, and Harris Corporation announced the upcoming availability of high-quality commercial geospatial data from the IntelliEarth Geospatial Solutions Geiger-mode LiDAR sensor.  

Linda Duffy
3 months and 3 weeks ago

SPAR International to Spotlight Current, Emerging 3D Technology

SPAR International is the only platform-neutral conference & exhibition focused on end-to-end 3D technologies and business considerations for industrial facilities, building, architecture, and construction and civil infrastructure.

Sean Higgins
3 months and 4 weeks ago

3D Modeling Improves Design-Build from Start to Finish

In many industries, 3D modeling is playing an increasingly important role in efficiency, reduced costs, safety and quality in design and construction activities. Early adopters have refined their processes and are now recognizing the long term value of realistic, accurate models before, during and after the construction phase, which includes ongoing facilities management and maintenance. By extending the applications to include more derivative products, the initial cost of scanning and modeling is distributed more widely and the return on investment increases.

Linda Duffy
4 months and 5 days ago

FAA Proposes Regulations for Commercial Small UAS Use

The FAA proposed a framework of regulations this week that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining flexibility to accommodate future technological innovations.

Benita Mehta
4 months and one week ago