Building "Digital Earth"


A new generation of geospatial intelligence helps to answer complex geographic questions Paper maps...

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LIDAR Is Key To Autonomous Vehicles


Technology for autonomous vehicles builds on car navigation systems that have been commonplace for years...

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Automating the Mundane


You don’t have to work for huge organizations, such as the U.S. Air Force or the U.S. Forest Service,...

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Custom, Portable Maps — Via App!


Avenza has evolved its map products into an app that lets people upload their own map—or download a map of their...

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3D Software, Not Really Like CAD at All


Editor’s note: For many firms and practitioners of surveying, photogrammetry, mapping, and remote sensing,...

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A Lidar That Oversamples: Geiger Lidar Imaging


Typical linear lidar systems repeatedly fire a single beam, each time measuring a single location on the ground....

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Robots of the Deep


We have mapped the surface of the Moon at a resolution of 328 feet. We have mapped the surface of Mars....

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