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Optimizing Base Station Location for Mobile Mapping

Optimizing Base Station Location for Mobile Mapping

A Quick Guide for your Mobile LiDAR or Photogrammetry Mission Base station placement for aerial or ground based mobile mapping projects is one of the most critical factors to consider for successful PPK-RTK processing. Given the number of variables involved in...

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Geo-MMS Used for Railway Drone Inspection

Geo-MMS Used for Railway Drone Inspection

Railway Drones: UAV-LiDAR Applications There has been a growing consensus globally regarding the importance of public transport, including a revival of rail for both public and freight transport after having long been neglected throughout much of the 20th century....

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Principles of Georeferencing and UAVs

Principles of Georeferencing and UAVs

The Impact of Direct Georeferencing on Mobile Mapping Geodetics’ Geo-MMS product suite has applications in a wide variety of fields, including powerline inspection, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and precision agriculture. This article will provide some clarity...

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Determine UAV Payload Capacity for Geo-MMS

Determine UAV Payload Capacity for Geo-MMS

Geo-MMS UAV Payload Capacity Selection Guide The Geo-MMS suite of products can be mounted on a selection of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). For our concerns, UAVs with a payload capacity sufficient to support the Geo-MMS payload are categorized into three groups:...

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LiDAR Archaeology Discoveries

LiDAR Archaeology Discoveries

Leveraging Geodetics Geo-MMS LiDAR Archaeology Capabilities With the arrival of 2020 and the new decade, we find ourselves looking forward towards the future and the opportunities it holds. However, for some, these bright opportunities may lie deep in the past -...

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How LiDAR Point Cloud Data Can Affect Efficiencies

How LiDAR Point Cloud Data Can Affect Efficiencies

Classification Features LiDAR Point Cloud File The classification of features from the standardized file format for LiDAR point clouds (.las) is based on algorithms which analyze the LiDAR point-cloud data properties. The reflectance characteristics of each detected...

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Dual-Camera Drone Configuration: Design by Application

Dual-Camera Drone Configuration: Design by Application

Does a Dual-Camera Drone Offer Better Coverage? “Give the customer what they need, but not what they want”. This is true for dual-camera drone configurations on UAV-LiDAR and photogrammetry mapping systems. These can be found in such products as Geodetics’...

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Selecting the Right LiDAR Sensors for Your Drone

Selecting the Right LiDAR Sensors for Your Drone

LiDAR Sensors for UAV / Drone Application The Geo-MMS product suite is available with a wide range of LiDAR sensors. We classify LiDAR sensors into three categories: tactical, mid and long-range as illustrated below: When selecting the right LiDAR for your Geo-MMS...

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Do you Need RTK for your Geo-MMS UAV Mapping System?

Do you Need RTK for your Geo-MMS UAV Mapping System?

PPK vs RTK Real-time Kinematic (RTK) and Post-processing Kinematic (PPK) are two related methods for improving GPS positioning accuracy – a technique commonly used in UAV mapping applications.  Both methods make use of differential processing to enhance...

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

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...

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How to Increase the Point Density of Your LiDAR System

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...

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

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...

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BIM Modeling and Geo-MMS: Smart Building Development

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...

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Post-Processing-Kinematic GPS for LiDAR Drone Systems

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...

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Geodetics Enhances Their Mobile LiDAR System Products

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 capabilities...

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Combining UAV Lidar and Photogrammetry

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...

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Enhancing UAV Photogrammetry Efficiencies

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...

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Drone Flight Planning: Geodetics Planning Software Update

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...

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LiDAR Mapping Accuracy Explained Using Map Coordinates

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...

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Drone Training and Geodetics Customer Service

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....

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First Responders and Drone Usage in Emergency Situations

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...

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Geodetics Products for Advanced Precision Agriculture

Geodetics Products for Advanced Precision Agriculture

Utilizing Geo-Photomap Multi-Spectral Sensors in Precision Agriculture Geodetics’ new drone for photogrammetry Geo-Photomap is a new technology offered in the Geo-MMS Drone LiDAR Mobile Mapping System product suite. Geo-PhotoMap tightly integrates GPS/IMU with RGB...

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Using a LiDAR 3D Drone for Solar Farm Mapping

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 mapping and...

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Quarry Mapping Using Geo-MMS LiDAR Drone

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...

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Road Mapping Through LiDAR Sensor Technology

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...

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Geodetics’ Now Offers 3 Mobile Mapping System Products

Geodetics’ Now Offers 3 Mobile Mapping System Products

Bridging the Gap Between Drone Based (UAV) LiDAR Point Clouds and RGB cameras For several years, surveyors, environmentalists, archaeologists and similar industries have been saving time and money by leveraging the capabilities of Geodetics’ Geo-MMS LiDAR drone based...

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