Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS): The Peoples’ Technology

Varied Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) user communities are forming at a rapid pace. Many UAS users and prospects are bound by their geographies of responsibilities, geographies of interest (see Figure 1) or geographies of observation. UAS, as a Peoples’ technology, provides user communities with an emancipating opportunity to control and apply geospatial collection technology without third party dependencies and in ways never before available. We’re now free to roam in our personal…

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SANI-ITA is Hosting Two Technology Seminars in Ontario

Good news LizardTech users in Ontario! SANI-International Technology Advisors is hosting two technology seminars spotlighting the latest from LizardTech. The first event will take place at the Les Suites Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario on October 24, 2016. The second will be on October 25, 2016 in Markham, Ontario – location to be announced. At the seminars, you’ll dive deep into: The lesser known features of GeoExpress An introduction to command line Metadata editing Batch processing LiDAR Publishing…

See LizardTech in Denver and Reno

Two important conference are coming up in the next couple weeks, and LizardTech will be exhibiting at both of them. This week in Denver, we’ll be sharing a space (booths #117-120) with our business partner, CompassTools, at GIS in the Rockies. Together, we will be demonstrating the latest version of GeoExpress, our software solution for compressing and manipulating a variety of remote sensing data sets, including LiDAR. CompassTools is a…

A Floating Bridge’s Retirement

A few of us from LizardTech had the opportunity to tour the SR 520 bridge replacement project organized by our local chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). We were able to get an up-close and personal view of what’s involved in replacing a four-lane highway that floats on water. The original SR 520 bridge, Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, opened in 1963 and carries SR 520…

GeoExpress 9.5 Unveils LiDAR Compression at the Esri UC

The LizardTech booth is sure to be a hopping place at the Esri User Conference this month. We’ll be unveiling the latest version of GeoExpress, conducting a ‘Pain Points’ survey and hosting a Guess-the-Lizards contest. So put booth #2310 on your official agenda for what promises to be a busy show in San Diego.   The big news for GeoExpress 9.5 is that you can now use it to compress…

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OpenStreetMap 10th Anniversary Event

On Saturday, August 9th, several dozen cities around the world celebrated the 10 year anniversary of OpenStreetMap! For those of you not familiar with OpenStreetMap, it is an ongoing project to create a free, global map entirely from user contributed data. The data is available for download, modification, and even commercial use with few restrictions. Some well-known companies that are currently using OpenStreetMap include Craigslist, MapQuest, and Foursquare. Some of us here…

LizardTech Workshop at GeCo in the Rockies

GeCo in the Rockies is just around the corner, and the conference workshops are filling up fast. The workshops span topics as varied as using LP360 for LiDAR processing, programming Python scripts for ArcGIS, collecting data with Trimble software, and how to integrate LizardTech’s MrSID format into your geospatial workflow. LizardTech’s workshop will cover how to use MrSID imagery in major GIS applications and provide a hands-on introduction to LizardTech’s…