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Researchers Promote Use Of Mobile LIDAR
2013-03-16 08:05:43

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online What if you could drive down a road a few times and gather more data in an hour about the surrounding landscape than a team of surveyors could gather in a month? Mobile LIDAR is a powerful technology, only a few years old, which has the potential to do exactly that. It promises to change the way we see, study and record the world around us. Mobile LIDAR will have applications in transportation, hydrology, forestry, virtual...

New Program To Expand, Enhance Use Of LIDAR Sensing Technology
2011-10-12 03:03:43

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new system that will enable highway construction engineers in the field to immediately analyze soil movements caused by active landslides and erosion and use the powerful tool of LIDAR to better assess and deal with them. The advance, being outlined this week at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, is just one of the latest innovations with this laser technology, the use of which has mushroomed in recent years in...

Word of the Day
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.