LIDAR – if you were ever afraid to ask about it!!!
First there was the world. Then the dinosaurs came. From there, somehow we meandered into film cameras. Then on to digital cameras. And then came LIDAR. And today LIDAR itself – with breakthrough innovations in Geiger, Single Photon, Bathymetric and such technologies – is poised for another technological revolution.
Valerie King, the Managing Editor of POB (Point of Beginning) has done an excellent job of explaining LIDAR and its potential in this article. The article is remarkable in its depth and breadth without making it too detailed or too surface skimming.
You can read it for yourself here: The Latest in LIDAR
P.S. I am part of the same team as the Mr. Meade quoted here extensively and in our trips to customers and partners together, he often tries to explain all these innovations to me. And I usually retaliate by asking him a lot of inconsequential trivia 🙂
Definitely need to read up on this one before I show up in court to challenge my traffic ticket which said the speed was detected using LIDAR. Thank you for pointing to this article. Or is it better that I show up in court totally ignorant of this technology and have the cop /judge explain it to me….