Category Archives: LiDAR Discussions

Cost Benefit of LiDAR

Please click on the link to Dewberry’s blog site and write up by Dave Maune Cost Benefits of a national LIDAR data set

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New LIDAR Forum

A new LIDAR Forum has been developed by David Christian, Who works in the forestry Profession and lives in British Columbia, Canada. I think this forum is worth a look and contributions to this forum and encouraged and welcome. Please … Continue reading

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Sonoma Veg Map Site

This is a really good site for individuals wanting to do county wide and vegetation LiDAR projects. Sonoma County, California is working on a multi-use LiDAR collection for the county and this site represents the work they are doing to … Continue reading

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LiDAR systems

I was wondering if anyone has comments about the latest LiDAR systems. How they work, if they hold calibration, and if they have issues. I have received missed reviews regarding the ALS-70, Pegasus, Orion and 680. Can anyone provide addition … Continue reading

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Flight line Distances (IMU)

There are several theories about what the proper flight line distance should be based on the IMU drift. IMU’s require movement to find themselves and continuing on a straight flight path causes them to drift and loss accuracy. I have … Continue reading

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Baseline distances for LiDAR

Typically, Several companies approach to base station distances differ. Typically, In Europe PPP is well accepted for collection of LiDAR. A lot of Folks are using Terrapos and some folks just use CORS stations. It has been my experience that … Continue reading

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5 top LiDAR data deliverable issues reported in the industry

1. Corrupt file 2. Wrong coordinate, datum or projection 3. Improper header information 4. Improper classification 5. no metadata If you have others that you would like to add to the list let me know

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Hydro-Flattening versus Hydro-Conditioning

I have been asked the difference between these to terms. My initial understanding that these terms meant the same thing but some folks say they are different. I was looking for people’s opinion on this or if anyone knows if … Continue reading

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Correction: Calibration- MAPPS meeting discussion

I wanted to correct this post because apparently, what I heard was not exactly what was said but it was inferred and some folks in our industry believe that TerrMatch is the only way to effectively calibrate. This post earlier … Continue reading

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NERC

I am going to be posting some information about the NERC regulations and Transmission mapping. Please feel free to comment and I will post information others have as well. Also, look for information on regulations on the side menus as … Continue reading

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