Please see the link below for the USGS LiDAR Base specifications V1.0 It is now official and has been published. A link to the specifications will be provided on the specifications menu on the main page. The USGS NGP V13 specifications link will remain for reference.
Brian Bailey has started a new mobile LiDAR blog. Brian has been involved in mobile LiDAR for some time now. He worked at Optech and currently works at SSI. The link is provided below and will be put under the blog links as well for future use.
This is another really cool blog that my friend Jason has. It is worth checking out and has some really cool stuff about LiDAR and GIS and Asset Mapping. etc. I am also creating a link to it under my LiDAR Blogs menu so you can go to it anytime through this site.
Please see Ernest’s new blog on direct Georeferencing. This is a a great site to learn about GPS and IMU technology. please click on the link below to check out this blog. I will also create a link to this blog on my blog menu.
Also see the first video blog about direct georeferencing by clicking this link Video Link
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ASPRS Airborne Topographic Lidar Manual
Michael Renslow, Editor
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The ASPRS Airborne Topographic Lidar Manual is the first comprehensive manual published on lidar technology. Edited by Michael Renslow, an industry leader on the topic, the book pulls chapter material from lidar industry experts worldwide.
Contents included covers:
· Chapter 1 — A brief laser history, as well as terminology and definitions
· Chapter 2 — An overview of ALS Technology, including operating principles, key elements of ALS systems and their major functions, types of steering of a laser beam full waveform lidar, and the first information available on FLASH lidar
· Chapter 3 — Discusses enabling technologies – both spaceborne and ground
· Chapter 4 — Covers Airborne installation and integration of ALS systems including rotary-wing and fixed-wing platforms
· Chapter 5 — Guidelines for lidar data collection describes flight mission planning, planning of ground reference stations, in-flight calibration of ALS systems, flight operation guidelines for pilots, and in-flight quality control
· Chapter 6 — Covers data processing workflow, pre- and post-processing, as well as data accuracy and quality assurance.
· Chapter 7 — Outlines the status of the lidar industry support systems, including fixed-wing and rotary systems, lidar data management, and the LAS data format.
· Chapter 8 — Deals with combining lidar data with complementary technologies.
· Chapter 9 — Gives current accuracy standards and guidelines, including examples of lidar-specific metadata tags
· Chapter 10 — Gives detailed coverage of various applications for lidar use
The book includes an appendix of the GEOID models and vertical datum, quality control processes for data users, an example of lidar metadata, and a glossary.
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Please find the link below to Dave Maune’s report on Elevation data for the United States. Dave works for Dewberry and has been working on this report for Dewberry and the USGS for a bit now. It is very useful and interesting material for everyone involved in LiDAR