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What software should I use to process LiDAR data?
September 23, 2022

Learn why industry experts turn to LP360 to process, analyze, and maximize their survey data.

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Find the Complete Solution for LiDAR and Mapping Hardware and Software - An Interview with CEO of mdGroup about the Aerial LiDAR Surveying Industry
September 13, 2022

At the 2022 Commercial UAV Expo, Richard Fischer, Publisher of Inside Unmanned Systems and Inside GNSS, interviewed Vivien Heriard Dubreuil, CEO of mdGroup, to discuss company news, LP360 software updates, and other updates. Learn how together, Microdrones and GeoCue fully serve the aerial LiDAR surveying market by meeting the needs of professional surveyors for all of their drone-enabled data collection and processing. Watch the interview in the player below.

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The Path to Leading Technology in Drone Surveying, Software, and Digitalization
August 26, 2022

Learn about our past and future in this informative video that reviews the history of our company and the path to becoming a leader in the world of drone surveying, software and digitalization.

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What are the Benefits and Misconceptions of Drone LiDAR?
July 11, 2022

As the drone LiDAR market continues to grow and evolve, more surveying, mapping, and geospatial companies are looking to add this technology to their business. This decision generates a number of questions in selecting the right LiDAR tool for the trade. Here to answer some of those questions and unpack the benefits and misconceptions relating to LiDAR data capture is Matt Rosenbalm, who was a guest of Randall Warnas on Unmanned Underground. Follow the link to listen to the podcast.

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Importing Multiple Cycles into LP360
July 07, 2022

This new LP360 feature allows users to import multiple cycles from TrueView or a guest sensor, simplifying project set-up.

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GeoCue Can Help You Select the RIGHT LiDAR Product for the RIGHT Application
May 20, 2022

GeoCue is a leader in the world of LiDAR and can answer your questions about collecting data from airborne LiDAR, choosing the right system for your line of work, and evaluating the LiDAR sensor best suited for your needs.

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Making Use of Extra Bytes
February 28, 2022

Officially introduced in the LAS v1.4 specification, Extra Bytes is a mechanism which allows a developer to define extra data fields of various types. They are a means to extend the LAS format to add additional information to each point, literally adding extra bytes of data on a per point basis. Each point stored in a LAS file has a prescribed size per point based on the standard attributes that are included with each point according to its point data record format (PDRF).

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Explaining the Terrasolid Modules
February 28, 2022

GeoCue Group is a designated North American reseller and support center for Terrasolid software, a relationship we have valued for over 15 years. In this role we offer sales, support, and training services to Terrasolid users in the US, Canada, and Mexico. This has allowed us to develop on-going relationships with many of the top lidar data producers in North America, many of whom have been using Terrasolid products for even longer than we have been working with them, some for more than 20 years. However, lately we have noticed an increasing number of new Terrasolid users emerging in the UAV/drone lidar space who aren’t just new to Terrasolid, but new to lidar in general.

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Basic LIDAR Breaklines in True View EVO
September 01, 2021

We find that traditional surveyors who transition to drone-based LIDAR systems are often concerned with how breaklines can be added to models in our EVO post-processing software. The good news is that True View EVO contains extensive tools for both adding and enforcing breaklines in topographical modeling

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Engineering vs. Cartographic Contours
August 26, 2021

For most workflows that involve generating vector contours to feed a downstream application, EVO's automatic contour smoothing will sufficiently thin the contours to allow ingestion into products.

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What is Point Cloud Classification?
August 18, 2021

For many customers who do engineering surveying and are new to LIDAR as a raw data source, the concept of data classification is novel. I thought I would use this week's Bulletin to provide an overview of this important concept.

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LIDAR Data Smoothing, Redux
August 11, 2021

Safely use the EVO Point Cloud smoothing tool to reduce the noise in a LAS data set without a negative impact on network accuracy or point cloud conformance!

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High Accuracy Drone Mapping - Project Control Strategies
August 05, 2021

Guidelines on strategic use and placements of ground control points to conduct high accuracy drone mapping.

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How to Choose a UAV Mapping System
July 30, 2021

Some clients are very experienced in aerial mapping and know just what they want, others aren't sure where to start. This article will guide you on how to choose a UAV Mapping System for your needs.

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True View EVO to CAD
July 29, 2021

Turn rich, dense point clouds into vectors and gridded point representations akin to traditional surveying drawings that can be ingested into CAD.

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