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LIDAR Quality Levels- Part 1
July 09, 2015

This article is the first in a series that provides an overview of Quality Levels in LIDAR data.

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Fixing LAS timestamps
June 23, 2015

In some cases hardware manufacturers and/or software are not properly setting the GPS Timestamps in an LAS file according to the LAS specification. To assist users, TerraScan introduced a tool that could be used to "fix" the timestamps associated with LIDAR point data.

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3DEP, LP360 Toolbox and AirGon
June 03, 2015

Our President and CTO, Lewis Graham, discusses the latest company updates as of June 2015 including topics such as 3DEP, LIDAR data, LP360, and our latest drone mapping updates.

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Drones, Metric Mapping and RTK
May 07, 2015

Our President and CTO, Lewis Graham, discusses the latest company updates as of May 2015 including topics such as drones, metric mapping and RTK (Real Time Kinematic).

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Message from the President: April 2015
April 09, 2015

Our President and CTO, Lewis Graham, discusses the latest company updates as of April 2015 including topics such as drone mapping and LP360.

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Testing the LP360 Volumetric Analysis Tool
March 07, 2015

This article explains how we tested the accuracy and reliability of LP360's volumetric analysis tool for LIDAR data.

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Accuracy, Precision and All That
January 25, 2015

In this article I will discuss a topic that is frequently argued about in the data acquisition community: accuracy and precision.

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Volumetrics - Do it Right!
January 15, 2015

In this article I will address the criticality of quality inspecting the DIM and classifying such that features not intended to be included in volumes, aren't.

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Coordinates, Coordinate Systems and LIDAR Data- Part 3
January 15, 2015

This article is the third in a 3-part series about coordinates and the systems to which they reference.

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Coordinates, Coordinate Systems and LIDAR Data- Part 2
December 05, 2014

This article is the second in a 3-part series about coordinates and the systems to which they reference.

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Coordinates, Coordinate Systems and LIDAR Data- Part 1
November 06, 2014

This article is the first in a series about coordinates and the systems to which they reference

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Mid-Pulse Blues
October 24, 2014

We have been doing a lot of experimenting with various airplane and camera configurations for small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS). We are very interested in the effect of camera quality on metric analysis. Our current experiments (see Figure 1) revolve around overall camera speed and synchronization.

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FAA Safety Guidelines On Hold While sUAS Mapping Continues
October 10, 2014

Hiding behind a front of "air safety" and "complex problem", the FAA has chosen to make no decision on sUAS. Meanwhile, most of the world is into the second generation of integrating sUAS into the commerce infrastructure.

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Using GeoCue to Track Productivity For Your Team
September 24, 2014

This article discusses how our GeoCue product family can help make your team more productive.

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Automatic Building Classification
August 19, 2014

This article provides information to classify buildings from LIDAR data in a timely fashion.

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