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Does Geo-MMS UAV LiDAR Work in Snow Covered Areas?

Photogrammetry vs UAV LiDAR to Capture Snow Covered Areas Approximately, 40-50% of the land surface in the Northern Hemisphere is covered with snow during the winter session.  From a regional scale, an accurate mapping of snow cover plays an important role in...

LiDAR Intensity: What is it and What are it’s applications?

Example Applications of LiDAR Intensity LiDAR intensity is recorded as the return strength of a laser beam. In the Geo-MMS LiDAR systems, it is a bi-product, provided as an integer number between 1-256. This number varies with the composition of the surface object...

How to Increase the Point Density of Your LiDAR System

LiDAR System Ideal for Aerial Mapping The primary reason that surveyors are switching from photogrammetry to LiDAR mapping systems is to obtain point clouds under trees, foliage and high canopies. This brings up the question: how can the point density of the point...

Fiber Optic Gyro: Do I need one for my Geo-MMS System?

High Grade IMU for Mobile Mapping Systems A question that we often get asked from our customers is: “Do I need a Fiber Optic Gyro (FOG) IMU for my Geo-MMS system?”  The question can be restated as do we need a higher-grade IMU than MEMS-grade IMU’s for mobile mapping...

BIM Modeling and Geo-MMS: Smart Building Development

Combining BIM Modeling with Geo-MMS Products Another application of the Geo-MMS products is in Building Information Modeling (BIM). GeoBIM is emerging as a game changing strategy to solve contemporary multi-disciplinary challenges in our urban environments. This new...

Photogrammetry vs LiDAR – Which is Recommended for Quarry Mapping

Geo-MMS Offers Photogrammetry and LiDAR in One Payload The FAA Part 107 pilot license has opened the door to a wide range of new drone-based mapping applications that were previously prohibited by regulation.  New UAV-mapping technologies are rapidly finding their way...

Post-Processing-Kinematic GPS for LiDAR Drone Systems

Post-Processing-Kinematic and GPS Baseline Separation Our Geo-MMS customers using our liDAR mapping drone system often ask, “how far our system can fly from the base station for post-processing-kinematic (PPK) data processing?”. The short answer is about 10 miles...

Geodetics Enhances Their Mobile LiDAR System Products

Geo-MMS ‘Resolutions’ for the New Year Welcome to 2019. All of us at Geodetics hope you had a great holiday season and a happy New Year. We are excited about our 2019 mobile liDAR system product roadmap and our New Years’ resolution to expand the scope of...

Exploring the Latest Drone Technology for Military UAV Defense Use

GPS-MMS UAV Defense The US military is expanding it’s uav defense strategies, turning to logistical purposes by expanding their abilities to defend against their enemies. In recent years, drones have become an integral part to government agencies as they have...

Combining UAV Lidar and Photogrammetry

Geodetics Point&Pixel Geo-MMS LiDAR and Geo-Photomap utilize very different sensors and techniques for UAV mapping. Geo-MMS LiDAR directly geo-references LiDAR data to provide accurate and near real-time 3D point clouds. Geo-Photomap directly geo-references camera...

Enhancing UAV Photogrammetry Efficiencies

Geodetics Provides Images with Attitudes In the world of UAV Photogrammetry, the Aerotriangulation (AT) or the bundle adjustment is defined simultaneously refining the 3D model of captured images, estimating the camera position/attitude, and calibrating the camera. To...

Drone Flight Planning: Geodetics Planning Software Update

Geo-MMS: From Flight Mission to Drone Flight Planning Three basic values must be known to correctly plan a data collection mission when using the Geo-MMS family of products: Appropriate flight altitude (AGL) Appropriate strip separation Appropriate flight speed These...

LiDAR Mapping Accuracy Explained Using Map Coordinates

Geodetics Supports Map Coordinates in LiDAR Mapping Accuracy In drone-based LiDAR mapping accuracy, the drone’s trajectory used in georeferencing the LiDAR mapping point cloud, is typically computed in the WGS84 coordinate datum. This can be further represented in...

LiDAR for Drones: Leveraging Defense Grade Navigation Systems

Turn your GPS/IMU ‘Black Box’ into a ‘White Box’ One of the key-components of a UAV/Drone mobile mapping system is the use and integration of a GPS/IMU module. The purpose of this module is to provide detailed accuracy of the trajectory path including position and...

Drone Training and Geodetics Customer Service

LiDAR Drone Training and Customer Service Geodetics Geo-MMS family of products are in use all over the world. When purchasing a Geodetics mobile mapping system, first class customer service and top-notch drone training are available from Geodetics technical staff....

First Responders and Drone Usage in Emergency Situations

First Responders Quickly Adopt LiDAR Drones for Emergency Situations When it comes to emergency situations, first responders require agile real-time solutions which has led to first responders and drone usage increasing year over year. A real-time 3D map can provide a...

Using a LiDAR 3D Drone for Solar Farm Mapping

Geodetics’ LiDAR 3D Drone for Design, Mapping, & Maintenance of Solar Farms Geodetics’ Geo-MMS LiDAR 3D Drone mobile mapping system, offers a quick and cost-effective tool for all phases of solar system deployment, from solar farm design, to solar farm...

Quarry Mapping Using Geo-MMS LiDAR Drone

Quarry Mapping, Stockpile Surveying and Mine Management Using Mobile LiDAR Scanning Quarry mapping, stockpile surveying, volume extraction, and open-pit mine planning have typically been performed using ground-based survey sensors, an approach that is time-consuming...

Road Mapping Through LiDAR Sensor Technology

Leveraging Geodetics Geo-MMS 3D LiDAR Sensor The traditional management of roads and highway systems is expensive and time consuming for transportation agencies around the world given it involves a full crew equipped with expensive instruments, such as total stations...

A Journey to Cancun, Mexico: Forest Inventory Using 3D LiDAR

Mapping Forests Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Drones  with 3D LiDAR Until now mapping impenetrable, overgrown forests was costly, time demanding and often ineffective. Drone 3D LiDAR technology has changed the way surveyors are able to capture images and data,...