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10 Sources to Download Free LiDAR Data

10 Sources to Download Free LiDAR Data

10 Sources to Download Free LiDAR Data LIDAR, an acronym for Light Detection and Ranging, is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distances) to the Earth. These light pulses measure and give accurate three- dimensional imaging of the earth crust and features. LiDAR is widely used by cartographers ...

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Six best drones for anyone looking to get airborne

Six best drones for anyone looking to get airborne

The era of drones is upon us, but how to you pick the right flyer? For the most part, your options range from tiny, cheap, radio-controlled quadcopters that can buzz around your backyard to full-fledged drones equipped with high-quality cameras and and flight distances measured in miles. Before you get started, you’ll also want to familiarize yourself with the FAA’s ...

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