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YellowScan, a global leader and designer of next generation LiDAR solutions, announces an addition to its global distribution network, Infinity Success Solutions Sdn Bhd (ISS).
YellowScan is pleased to announce that Justin Wyatt will become the new US General Manager of YellowScan Inc.
We were excited to be back for the 5th year in a row as exhibitors! The first two days were extremely busy and rocked by back-to-back meetings ...
The Mapper series and new Surveyor Ultra are now fully compatible with Gremsy’s quick-release solutions.
YellowScan, a global leader and designer of next-generation manned and unmanned LiDAR solutions, is delighted to partner with FIXAR, a European unmanned aerial vehicle developer.
YellowScan has developed a new global release of the CloudStation which focuses on increasing their customers’ productivity.
YellowScan released the Voyager, an entirely new product line integrating the VUX-120 from RIEGL, designed for those who need less than 1 cm precision and the ability to efficiently cover complex and vertical targets with ease. On top of that, its weight of 3.5kg (7.7lbs) without battery makes it really easy to manipulate and use on manned and unmanned aircrafts.
Established in 2003, with more than 19 years of experience, Dat Hop is known as one of the leading companies in supplying products and solutions for Geospatial industry and Hydrographic survey solutions in Vietnam.
YellowScan is happy to announce Applanix as a Gold Sponsor of its Global Community user conference, LiDAR for Drone 2022.
RIEGL has long been one of YellowScan’s OEM suppliers and technology partners and an important part of its Global Community.
YellowScan’s Global Ecosystem Continues to Grow and Improves its Reach Across the US with a new Distributor: Terrestrial Imaging.
YellowScan is proud to welcome Fischer Connectors to its Global Community Event: LiDAR for Drone 2022 on June 13-14, 2022.
YellowScan’s partner FlyThru, one of the UK’s leading providers of unmanned LiDAR surveys, was mandated by their client.
YellowScan’s partner FlyThru, one of the UK’s leading providers of unmanned LiDAR surveys, was mandated by their client.
Established in 1999, JGC offers the Greek market the most technologically advanced Geoinformation Systems and satisfies the highest demands of modern applications in engineering fields.
YellowScan has signed a purchase agreement with Instradone. Instadrone will be the 1st customer in France to receive the YellowScan Explorer.
YellowScan’s partner FlyThru, one of the UK’s leading providers of unmanned LiDAR surveys, was mandated by their client.
This new vertical slicing feature comes with CloudStation Core release 2110.0.0 as an additional tool. It will help you get a better understanding of your generated point cloud.
We were excited to be back in-person at Intergeo 2021 after nearly 2 years of not being able to attend a conference physically!
Commercial drone exhibitors and attendees gathered for Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2021, held September 7-9, 2021 at the Mirage in Las Vegas.
YellowScan, a global leader and designer of next generation of UAV LiDAR solutions, announces an addition to its global distribution network, MOST Robotics.
Building on the recent launch of our Explorer high-end solution, Mapper+ brings more features and options to our successful mid-range solution offering.
Our new flagship offering can be mounted on a light manned aircraft or switched to different types of UAV platforms.
Latest add-on for the YellowScan CloudStation makes it easier than ever to colorize and visualize your LiDAR data in a few clicks.
he YellowScan Mapper and Acecore Zoe combine to offer best-in-class highly accurate point cloud data and flight versatility in one package.
Quantum-Systems introduces the QUBE 240 payload in partnership with YellowScan, a geomatics-grade LiDAR scanner for the Trinity F90+ UAV.
This new add-on for the YellowScan CloudStation suite improves accuracy and ease of use for point cloud rendering.
YellowScan, the UAV LiDAR Solutions leader, announced today the release of its new software named CloudStation.
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Infinity Success Solutions Sdn Bhd has been appointed as the New Distributor in Malaysia
Infinity Success Solutions Sdn Bhd has been appointed as the New Distributor in Malaysia Montpellier, France and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – March 1st, 2023 – YellowScan, a global leader and designer of next generation LiDAR solutions, announces an addition to its global distribution network, Infinity Success Solutions Sdn Bhd (ISS. ISS provides end-to-end geospatial solutions […]
28 March 2023
Tracing the steps of pirates: unveiling their presence in the Indian Ocean
Business challenge As part of a project directed by the archeologist Jean Soulat and the association “Archéologie de la Piraterie du XVII et XVIIIème siècle”, two excavation campaigns were organized to find traces of pirates in Mauritius Island and Sainte-Marie island (Madagascar). There were two parts to this project: one with divers and an underwater […]
23 March 2023
Using UAV LiDAR for a reforestation project in Indonesia
Masarang Foundation, a 20-year-old ecological organization founded by world-renowned forester Dr. Willie Smits and based in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, has reforested 35 million trees to date. As forests are an essential source of clean water, air, and food for the surrounding communities, Masarang Foundation’s reforestation efforts have had a significant impact on the region’s well-being. […]
10 March 2023
The true story of the pirates
https://vimeo.com/773322048 The true story of the pirates [French video] “Popular figures in literature and cinema, pirates scoured the seas in the 17th and 18th centuries. In the wake of two excavation campaigns directed by the archaeologist Jean Soulat, Stéphane Bégoin leads us on their trail in Mauritius and Madagascar. He also attempts to discover, on […]
9 January 2023
YellowScan Announces New General Manager in the USA
Justin Wyatt is the newest face for YellowScan in the United States. YellowScan is pleased to announce that Justin Wyatt will become the new US General Manager of YellowScan Inc., the US subsidiary of YellowScan, effective January 16th, 2023. Justin started his career in 2012 and now has over 10 years of experience in the […]
6 January 2023
Risk assessment of rockfall hazards on road networks.
What was the challenge? L’Avion Jaune and Ginger CEBTP, a geotechnical study office, were mandated by the Departmental Council to conduct a risk assessment study of rockfall hazards on their road networks. The end goal was to implement the most suitable prevention measures to protect road users. The natural degradation of limestone cliffs generates landslides […]
7 December 2022
How do drone LiDAR surveys compare to traditional methods in railway corridor mapping projects?
What was the challenge? The first project CDGI worked on, and for which they equipped themselves with a YellowScan LiDAR, was the Charles de Gaulle Express. The SNCF, plus the companies contracted for the works, wanted to compare LiDAR surveys with those done with traditional methods, in a real work situation. The problem CDGI had […]
2 December 2022
3D pointcloud acquisition using UAV LiDAR for a Chilean mining project
What was the challenge? The goal of this project was to generate a model of the Huasco Pellet Plant, in Chile, property of the state-owned company CAP Mining. This site pelletizes iron ore from Los Colorados mines by reducing impurities of the mineral. The Huasco Pellet Plant, having begun operations in 1978, has come across […]
11 November 2022
What happened at Intergeo 2022 in Essen, Germany
The Intergeo 2022 Conference was held on October 18th to 20th in Essen, Germany. We were excited to be back for the 5th year in a row as exhibitors! The first two days were extremely busy and rocked by back-to-back meetings, going from potential customers, to UAV manufacturers, to press meetings, coupled with a steady […]
26 October 2022
Building the digital twin of the Chain Bridge in Budapest
How did data captured by drones help create a digital twin of the Széchenyi Chain Bridge? This project, led by our customer Ventus-Tech in Hungary, aimed to establish a baseline and record the status of the bridge before its restoration started. The scan of the present state of the bridge will help to compare its […]
12 October 2022
YellowScan Announces Gremsy Compability with Three YellowScan Products
The Mapper series and new Surveyor Ultra are now fully compatible with Gremsy’s quick-release solutions. Montpellier, France and Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam – September 06th, 2022 – YellowScan, a global leader and designer of manned and unmanned LiDAR solutions, is pleased to announce that its LiDAR Mapper-series and Surveyor Ultra are now fully […]
6 September 2022
YellowScan Announces Collaboration with UAV Developer FIXAR for a Fully Integrated LiDAR and Drone Solution
The YellowScan Mapper+ OEM LiDAR mapping solution will be integrated into the FIXAR 007 Montpellier, France and Riga, Latvia – August 29th, 2022 – YellowScan, a global leader and designer of next-generation manned and unmanned LiDAR solutions, is delighted to partner with FIXAR, a European unmanned aerial vehicle developer. FIXAR provides a range of solutions […]
29 August 2022
Mapping Penguin Colonies in Antarctica
This penguin mapping project is part of an interdisciplinary expedition to Antarctica. This multimonth research expedition on a sailboat covered several themes: climatology, sociology of science, chemistry of microplastics, microbiology, biogeochemistry and ecology of penguins. This last theme aims to map the breeding sites of the penguins. Lana Lenourry, a student researcher from Juste 2C, […]
27 July 2022
YellowScan Releases the Latest Upgrade to its Software Solution for Managing Point Cloud Data, CloudStation
The update increases your productivity and simplifies multiflight data processing YellowScan has developed a new global release of the CloudStation which focuses on increasing their customers’ productivity. CloudStation provides a complete software solution to create and manipulate point cloud data. It allows you to extract, process and display data immediately after the acquisition flight in […]
26 July 2022
YellowScan launches the Voyager to address customers’ needs to reach a high level of precision and point density
Voyager is the most precise multi-mission LiDAR platform from YellowScan YellowScan released the Voyager, an entirely new product line integrating the VUX-120 from RIEGL, designed for those who need less than 1 cm precision and the ability to efficiently cover complex and vertical targets with ease. On top of that, its weight of 3.5kg (7.7lbs) […]
11 July 2022
Roadway Inspection: Old Mill Road, Cheshire for Eurovia Infrastructure
YellowScan’s partner FlyThru, one of the UK’s leading providers of unmanned LiDAR surveys, was mandated by their client, the digital construction team at Eurovia Infrastructure to survey an area for a project. As one of the global leaders in transport infrastructure and urban development, Eurovia builds and maintains roads, motorways, railways, airports and tramways, and […]
5 July 2022
Entertainment & Media – 3D Modeling for Video Games using LiDAR (MotoGP 22)
As entertainment in general, particularly video games be it traditional console games or virtual reality, strive to be as accurate as possible in their depiction of real-world locations. The industry is turning to LiDAR technology to help it build 3D models in order to give players the best experience possible. YellowScan Vx15 on a DJI […]
28 June 2022
Success story: Parc Astérix, France
Drone Expertise Centre’s client, the Parc Asterix*, in France, had an objective to produce very precise and complete topographic data on the whole of the amusement park and its surroundings. This mission was done as part of an impact study for a future project where it was essential to have highly resolution and accurate data […]
31 May 2022
YellowScan Announces a New Partner in Vietnam, Dat Hop
Growing the YellowScan Global Support Network in South Asia is a Priority Montpellier, France and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – May 24th, 2022 – YellowScan, a global leader and designer of next generation manned and unmanned LiDAR solutions, announces the newest addition to its ever-growing YellowScan Global Partners Network, Dat Hop Co. Ltd. Established […]
24 May 2022
Applanix Joins YellowScan’s LiDAR for Drone 2022 User Conference as Gold Sponsor
Long-time collaboration partner Applanix helps YellowScan produce best-in-class products Montpellier, France and Richmond Hill, Canada – May 5th, 2022 – YellowScan, a global leader and designer of next generation manned and unmanned LiDAR solutions, is happy to announce Applanix as a Gold Sponsor of its Global Community user conference, LiDAR for Drone 2022. This year’s […]
5 May 2022
YellowScan Announces RIEGL as a Sponsor for its LiDAR for Drone 2022 Event
RIEGL has long been one of YellowScan’s OEM suppliers and technology partners and an important part of its Global Community Montpellier, France and Horn, Austria – May 3rd, 2022 – YellowScan, a global leader and designer of next generation manned and unmanned LiDAR solutions, is happy to announce RIEGL as a sponsor to join its […]
3 May 2022
YellowScan Welcomes a New Distributor in the USA, Terrestrial Imaging
YellowScan’s Global Ecosystem Continues to Grow and Improves its Reach Across the US Montpellier, France and Brick Township, New Jersey, USA – April 14th, 2022 – YellowScan, a global leader and designer of next generation manned and unmanned LiDAR solutions, announces a new organization to join its YellowScan Global Partners Network, Terrestrial Imaging. Terrestrial Imaging […]
14 April 2022
YellowScan Announces the Addition of Fischer Connectors as One of Its Sponsors for LiDAR for Drone 2022
YellowScan is Proud to Welcome Fischer Connectors to its Global Community Event Montpellier, France and Saint-Prex, Switzerland – April 12th, 2022 – YellowScan, a global leader and designer of next generation manned and unmanned LiDAR solutions, announces the addition of Fischer Connectors to its list of sponsors for YellowScan’s Global Community conference LiDAR for Drone […]
12 April 2022
YellowScan is Proud to Announce New Partner in Mexico, GeoEarth
YellowScan Global Support Community is growing in Latin America Montpellier, France and Mexico City, Mexico – April 5th, 2022 – YellowScan, a global leader and designer of next generation manned and unmanned LiDAR solutions, announces a new organization to join its YellowScan Global Partners Network, GeoEarth. As one of the leading Mexican suppliers of geospatial […]
5 April 2022
Avalanche Risk Detection: Norwegian Public Roads Administration and Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (NTNU)
The Norwegian Public Roads administration Statens vegvesen and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) organized a proof-of-concept event in October of 2021 to bring together various government agencies to evaluate use of the latest LiDAR and drone technology to help with avalanche risk monitoring. They’d chosen the areas surrounding the iconic road called […]
29 March 2022
UNESCO World Heritage Site: Association Mission Patrimoine Mondial
The Association Mission Patrimoine Mondial (AMPM) is an organization created to manage the process for the city of Carcassonne (South of France) and its Sentinel mountain castles better known as “Les Châteaux Cathares”, to successfully obtain UNESCO World Heritage certification. Built in the 13th century, the combined site is an exceptional example of military architecture […]
9 March 2022
YellowScan Announces a Partner in Australia, Sphere Drones
YellowScan Global Support Community adds first Aussie Organization to Growing List Montpellier, France and Sydney, Australia – March 9th, 2022 – YellowScan, a global leader and designer of next generation manned and unmanned LiDAR solutions, announces the latest addition to its long list of YellowScan Global Partners Network, Sphere Drones. Founded in 2012 by Paris […]
Powerline Management & Smart Grid Security – Portuguese DSO, E-REDES
What is the Challenge? Hepta Airborne, YellowScan’s Estonian based customer, won a contract with the Portuguese DSO (Distribution Service Operator) E-REDES, to launch a project with the objective of proving that drones can collect aerial inspection data just as well as manned helicopters missions. The plan was to compare data collected by drone to a […]
22 February 2022
JGC has been appointed as the New Distributor of YellowScan in Greece
Discover our new partner in Greece Montpellier, France and Maroussi, Greece – January 20th, 2022 – YellowScan, a global leader and designer of next generation of LiDAR solutions, announces an addition to its global distribution network, JGC. Established in 1999, JGC offers the Greek market the most technologically advanced Geoinformation Systems and satisfies the highest […]
11 February 2022
The 1st Explorer in France is acquired by instadrone
Explorer, the versatile LiDAR that can do it all YellowScan has signed a purchase agreement with Instradone. Instadrone will be the 1st customer in France to receive the YellowScan Explorer. Instadrone’s purchase is the latest endorserment for the Explorer and reaffirms the strong market of versatile LiDAR that can be mounted on a drone or […]
27 January 2022
YellowScan is Proud to Announce a New Partner in China, EcoTech
YellowScan Global Support Community adds China to growing list countries covered Montpellier, France and Beijing, China January 13th, 2022 – YellowScan, a global leader and designer of next generation manned and unmanned LiDAR solutions, announces the latest addition to its long list of YellowScan Global Partners Network, EcoTech Ltd. Established in 2002, EcoTech is an […]
13 January 2022
Lasers: classification and properties
Did you know – Lasers classification For safety reasons, Lasers are classified depending on their potential risk of injuries to humans’ eye and skin. By law, all lasers products must have a label mentioning the class level. This number can be written either in Arabic numeral or in Roman numeral. In the case of European […]
13 December 2021
Archaeology – Remote Surveying: Holy Island, Ireland, Monastery project
GeoAerospace, an Irish geospatial Data-as-a-Service provider, was contracted to provide high density LiDAR and high resolution orthophotography maps of Holy Island, a historic monastery on an island in Lough Derg, Ireland. The final data would become part of an archaeological assessment of the monastery. Digital Replica of Holy Island mission,© GeoAerospace 2021 What is the […]
24 November 2021
New CloudStation Vertical Slicing Feature.
Latest feature in the YellowScan CloudStation helps users get a better understanding of generated point clouds. Check out this new feature in our CloudStation: Vertical Slicing! This new vertical slicing feature comes with CloudStation Core release 2110.0.0 as an additional tool. Vertical slices will help you get a better understanding of your generated point cloud. […]
10 November 2021
Using LiDAR to quantify effects of Climate Change in Vermont Forests – Documenting Caterpillar Damage
What is the challenge? The gypsy moth is an invasive species that can devastate forest canopies. In Vermont the gypsy moth is normally kept in check by a fungus, but abnormally dry conditions prevented the fungus from thriving resulting in an explosion of gypsy moth caterpillars. By June, the region was suffering the largest infestation […]
2 November 2021
What happened at Intergeo 2021 Hannover
The Intergeo 2021 Conference was held on September 21-23 in Hannover, Germany. https://youtu.be/DnhsuUv9q50 We were excited to be back in-person at Intergeo 2021 after nearly 2 years of not being able to attend a conference physically! Over 3 days we were busy chatting away at our booth with a steady flow of conference attendees stopping […]
4 October 2021
What happened at Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2021
Commercial drone exhibitors and attendees gathered for Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2021, held September 7-9, 2021 at the Mirage in Las Vegas. Day 1 Today was a hot beginning to the UAV Expo event. Most of the day was taken up by live demonstrations at a testing site located outside Las Vegas (It was 43C […]
29 September 2021
YellowScan Announces New Distribution Partner in Germany, MOST Robotics
Newest member of YellowScan’s global community strengthens an already impressive European presence Montpellier, France and Duderstadt, Germany – September 29th, 2021 – YellowScan, a global leader and designer of next generation of UAV LiDAR solutions, announces an addition to its global distribution network, MOST Robotics. As an innovative German manufacturer of drone systems, MOST Robotics […]
YellowScan Announces a New Addition to the Mapper Product Line, the Mapper+
Building on the recent launch of our Explorer high-end solution, Mapper+ brings more features and options to our successful mid-range solution offering. Montpellier, France – September 21st, 2021 – YellowScan, a global leader and designer of next generation of UAV LiDAR solutions, is proud to announce today the launch of newest LiDAR addition to our […]
21 September 2021
YellowScan Announces our New Long-Range, Multi-Platform LiDAR Solution, the Explorer
Our new flagship offering can be mounted on a light manned aircraft or switched to different types of UAV platforms Montpellier, France – September 7th, 2021 – YellowScan, a global leader and designer of next generation of UAV LiDAR solutions, is proud to announce the launch of our latest technological innovation, the YellowScan Explorer. The Explorer […]
8 September 2021
Colorization, the new software module by YellowScan
Latest add-on for the YellowScan CloudStation makes it easier than ever to colorize and visualize your data in a few clicks Montpellier, France – June 24rd, 2021 – YellowScan, a global leader and designer of UAV LIDAR solutions, announces the immediate availability of its new software add-on module: Colorization. This third software module enhances the […]
15 July 2021
YellowScan Announces Collaboration with Acecore for a Fully Integrated LiDAR Drone Solution
The YellowScan Mapper and Acecore Zoe combine to offer best-in-class highly accurate point cloud data and flight versatility in one package. Montpellier, France and Uden, Netherlands – June 2nd, 2021 – YellowScan, a global leader and designer of next generation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) LiDAR solutions, announces a new product collaboration with Acecore Technologies […]
2 June 2021
Quantum-Systems introduces geomatics grade, high-speed scanning LiDAR – powered by YellowScan
The Qube 240 payload is a geomatics grade LiDAR Scanner for the Trinity F90+ UAV and it is up to 60 min of flight time in this combination. It is offered as a complete solution, rounded up with YellowScan CloudStation Software pack, and license. Gilching, Germany, February 22nd, 2021 Light Ranging and Detection (LiDAR) sensors, […]
13 March 2021
YellowScan launches its new Terrain module
Add-on for the YellowScan CloudStation suite improves accuracy and ease of use for point cloud rendering YellowScan, a global leader and designer of next generation of UAV LIDAR solutions, announces the immediate availability of its new software add-on module: Terrain. This new module enhances the processing power of CloudStation, YellowScan’s powerful data processing tool […]
16 February 2021
What are the different scan patterns of LiDAR systems?
Did you know? There are different scan patterns of LiDAR systems depending on the scanning method used. You may know how a LiDAR system works – measuring the travel time between the emission of a laser pulse and the reception of the signal that is reflected by a target. But have you ever wondered what […]
5 February 2021
Is LiDAR compatible with rainy or foggy weather?
Did you know? It is not recommended to use LiDAR in rainy or foggy weather. In contact with water, light deviates and so does the laser of a LiDAR system, thus impacting data quality. The main optical process occurring with fog is diffusion as for rain it is dispersion. In the first case, the light […]
26 January 2021
Three ways to determine distance using LiDAR
Did you know? There are three different ways to determine distances using LiDAR. LiDAR sensors are based on the use of one or multiple laser beams to perform distance measurements. They are active sensors, emitting radiation at a set wavelength and receiving the return signal. There are three main techniques for determining a distance measurement […]
24 November 2020
VTOL fixed-wing UAV mounted-LiDAR maps 2200km for Trans-Sumatra highway construction in Indonesia
eVTOL and UAV LiDAR solutions used for a large-scale survey in Sumatra One of the biggest challenges of LiDAR surveys is productivity. In what follows, you will realize how efficient can be LiDAR mapping when you use and combine the right tools: UAV and LiDAR system. Indonesia has a big development program ending in 2024. […]
DJI Drones for LiDAR mapping
Which DJI drone for LiDAR mapping? DA Jiang Innovation, more known under DJI name is the number 1 drones manufacturer in the world. DJI drones are drones you must consider for professional applications, using photogrammetry or LiDAR. DJI M600 The DJI Matrice 600 is definitely the most widespread UAV on the professional market. This 9kg […]
1 October 2020
Detecting shrub encroachment in seminatural grasslands using UAS LiDAR
Interview: Hi Bjarke, thank you for accepting this interview! We know you have used YellowScan Surveyor for your biodiversity research work. Can you tell us a bit more about you and your research work? I am Bjarke Madsen from Aarhus University in Denmark. I have been a PHD Student for 3,5 years at Ecoinformatics and […]
28 September 2020
How Diodrone overcame geotechnical engineering challenges in Australia for a 170km long rural road monitoring
The differentiator for Diodrone is the high quality of the data they can collect thanks to YellowScan solutions. What is the challenge? Diodrone’s client is responsible for managing geotechnical risks along a 170km long rural road which travels through remote and rugged terrain in Australia that is prone to landslides. Diodrone conducts routine inspection and […]
21 September 2020
Reaching centimeter-level accuracy with LiDAR
YellowScan has more than one way to reach centimeter-level accuracy. YellowScan LiDAR solutions use Applanix GNSS-aided INS boards allowing for multiple post-processing methods to reach centimeter-level accuracy. Using a dual-frequency GNSS receiver, like the one used in YellowScan LiDAR systems, can locate itself at a meter-level accuracy. However, most of today’s survey jobs require centimeter-level […]
25 August 2020
Why does LiDAR have a specific wavelength? Part.2
Another specificity of LiDAR wavelength: atmospheric absorption. A sun beam emits up to 150K lux. It is like receiving light from 15,000 candles at the same time. One that is direct or reflected, can be misinterpreted by the LiDAR and be considered as a laser return. The water molecules in the atmosphere absorb a good […]
21 July 2020
Why does LiDAR have a specific wavelength? Part.1
LiDAR wavelength is in the infrared range due to detector efficiency. Among all the existing wavelengths, why would one use infrared instead of other ones (UV, visible)? Most LiDARs wavelengths are in the infrared range as is the case for YellowScan systems: 903 or 905 nm. One of the objectives of the LiDAR system is […]
6 things to consider for a great UAV LiDAR integration
What should you consider for a successful UAV LiDAR integration? UAV LiDAR integration is key to start a mapping business for safety reasons but not only (productivity, quality of deliverables…). Here are 6 main things to consider: 1. UAV system endurance: 20+ minutes with a minimum 2kg payload is required. If not possible then you […]
7 July 2020
Digging into D-DAY: how UAS laser scanning helps to find WW2 buried structures
How UAS laser scanning helps archaeology On D-Day, Normandy was the theater of a massive firefight. 75 years later, we still have not found all buried structures from that period. In a field, not far away from Omaha beach, Josh Gates, presenter of the US TV show “Expedition Unknown”, is seeking new World War 2 […]
1 July 2020
Thank you Albert Einstein for making our GPS work!
The GPS position of LiDAR drones uses the General relativity, a theory of gravitation that was developed by Albert Einstein between 1907 and 1915. In order to understand this sentence, it is important to remember how a Global Positioning System (GPS) works. Satellites orbiting the Earth transmit information about their position and current time at […]
17 June 2020
How was mapping before LiDAR?
Before LiDAR, mapping was done by combining the triangulation and levelling techniques. What is triangulation? Remember your math lessons! The sum of the angles of a triangle equals π radians (180 degrees), the law of sines and the law of cosines, Pythagoras’ theorem, trigonometry… does that mean anything to you? It’s due to these elements […]
29 May 2020
Drone LiDAR mapping for Power grid design and maintenance in Finland
LiDAR for Drone mapping make Powerline network management easy Eltel, a Nordic field service provider for power and communication networks, conducted in 2019 a pilot study with Loiste a Finland-based energy company. The aim of the project was to investigate how drone LiDAR can be used for power grid design, maintenance and issue solving. Loiste, […]
28 May 2020
LiDAR vs. RADAR
The difference between LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) and RADAR (Radio Detection And Ranging) is their wavelength. Although the basic purpose of LiDAR and RADAR is the same – detecting the presence and volume of distant objects – it is essential to understand the difference between these two technologies. Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is […]
20 May 2020
EverScan Flies LiDAR to Map Coal Stockpile in Ukraine
3D point clouds triumph over theodolite method at thermal power station Until acquiring its YellowScan Vx-15 for 3D mapping, Ukraine’s EverScan used classic methodology (GNSS, Total Station, etc.) that took much longer to survey and hindered its engineers from achieving high accuracy. Moreover, the data they were acquiring was extremely redundant in terms of providing […]
14 May 2020
YellowScan Vx-15 Makes European Start-Up a Major Player in Indonesia
Flying LiDAR gives French company a competitive edge for Bali civil engineering and mining surveys Arnaud Denisot is a young IT engineer who decided to change his life. Four years ago, he left his job at La Défense, the Paris-region version of Silicon Valley, and re-established himself with a drone services company headquartered in the […]
13 May 2020
UAV LiDAR mapping under forest to find Iron Age Roman archaeological remains in the South of France
Mapping forested archaeological sites using UAV LiDAR: the example of the site “L’Escalère” in the South of France. Since 2016, the UMR 5608 TRACES Lab Research team uses YellowScan LiDAR (Mapper and then Mapper 2) to scan archaeological sites under forest cover. This time, the Toulouse-based research team flew their Mapper 2 on a DJI […]
7 May 2020
INFACT deploys YellowScan Mapper II at Key European Mining Sites
LiDAR mapping represents a key exploration tool for a future green mining industry Over the past two years, INFACT, an EU research initiative in the field of raw materials, has been busy working on the contribution of mineral exploration to transform Europe into a low-carbon and circular economy—that is, self-sustainable without incurring lasting damage to […]
29 April 2020
Sorrell-Smith Engineering flies LiDAR, Saves Client Resources
3D mapping with millions of point clouds makes mining project more viable Engineer Jim Smith, CAD technician Jerrad Burns and surveyor Charlie Patton at Sorrell-Smith Engineering Consultants LLC (2SEC) focus primarily on mining challenges where data acquisition, in particular mining surveys, require fast and accurate results. 2SEC is a full-service engineering design, planning and construction […]
20 February 2020
Urban Myth: LiDAR and Photogrammetry are Redundant
When it comes to capturing point clouds, it’s not a matter of LiDAR versus photogrammetry, because both have their benefits and drawbacks. It’s really about which method is most suitable for your particular application. YellowScan LiDAR point clouds help archaeologists map dense forest cover. The YellowScan Surveyor LiDAR with integrated RGB camera. LiDAR and photogrammetry […]
18 February 2020
Why Compromise? Top 8 Reasons to Invest in High-End LiDAR
You know what they say: you’ve checked out the rest, now go for the best. After all, why compromise on quality when you want a safe investment and professional results? We’re fortunate that we live in a time when cumbersome airborne LiDAR operations are no longer the only way to get a survey done. Instead […]
5 February 2020
LiDAR remaps Diamond Vista Wind Farm in Tornado Alley : Saves $1M
Nestled within the territory of the indigenous Kansa people, the area around Salina, Kansas happens to be one of the largest wheat-producing regions in the United States. Originally claimed by France as part of Louisiana, it was later acquired by the United States with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. It’s not Salina’s history, however, […]
27 January 2020
Mapping Major Cities with LiDAR: The Future is Here
Drone-mounted and airborne LiDAR are changing the way architects, city planners and construction surveyors map the world’s major cities. Atteyeh Natanzi, PhD at and Iman Zolanvari PhD were post-doctoral researchers at University College Dublin’s School of Civil Engineering when they worked on a major urban LiDAR survey project. In a recently-published GIM International article, they […]
Choosing the perfect drone for LiDAR mapping
One of the first decisions you’ll need to make when choosing a drone [or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), also known as small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)] for LiDAR mapping is the size and rotor/wing configuration. All the other choices to be made will be influenced by this and have a direct impact on the results […]
19 December 2019
Wait : Accuracy vs Precision isn’t Rocket Science
Why with LiDAR do we talk about precision and accuracy, what is the difference? Accuracy is the geographical precision, so it determines how far the point is offset. An accurate point cloud will be close in average to the actual position of the environment it describes. Precision is the repeatability of the measure. In LiDAR […]
16 December 2019
PP-RTX for UAV Mapping without Base Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCHF36qNAaU This presentation explains the PP-RTX technology from Applanix, advantages and limitations in UAV LiDAR applications. To find out more, watch the video above. Discover our UAV LiDAR Solutions Find out more
19 August 2019
Using UAV LiDAR mapping for archeology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfQR8Im4P6Q YellowScan systems enables an increased knowledge of archeological sites by discovering new artifacts under vegetation. This presentation, in the form of a review of several prospecting archaeological sites, evokes topics such as the contribution of 3D modeling, complementarity with photogrammetry, interpretation of results and specific post-processing tracks. To find out more, watch the video […]
13 August 2019
Highway Infrastructure LiDAR mapping survey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI5fHi-bHp0 Ventus-Tech surveyed a 47 km-long highway segment in 2018 and produced survey results for the reconstruction of the highway with minimum interruption of the traffic. The project was conducted by Ventus-Tech using YellowScan Surveyor to collect data along a 47-kilometer segment of the M1 highway (E60, E65, E75) in northwestern Hungary. The data, gathered by 88 UAV flights […]
7 August 2019
VTOL UAV & LiDAR mapping combination
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqoDyT6atg8 Discover a powerful solution for corridor mapping and large surveys. Advantages of combining a vertical take-off and landing with high density LiDAR scanner. To find out more, watch the video above. Discover our UAV LiDAR Solutions Find out more
30 July 2019
Environmental management of wetlands using UAV LiDAR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URjHbrYeGy0 Discover how UAV LiDAR can help to monitor biodiversity in wetlands. This project is about surveying a bog in harsh environments in an insular forest along the Loire river. A combination of LiDAR and multispectral imagery was applied over an area of 13 hectares, using a multirotor Fox-C8 OnyxStar drone coupled with YellowScan’s Surveyor […]
16 July 2019
How LiDAR paves the way for renewable energy savings?
A renewable energy company needed a LiDAR data acquisition to create access roads and pad sites for a wind farm development in Kansas. Brian Soliday from Juniper Unmanned, presents how YellowScan solutions are helping companies to save their client’s money and time. To find out more, watch the video above. Discover our UAV LiDAR Solutions […]
11 July 2019
CloudStation, the new software by YellowScan
YellowScan, the UAV LiDAR Solutions leader, announced today the release of its new software. CloudStation provides a complete solution to create and manipulate point-cloud data. It allows you to extract, process and display data immediately after flight acquisition. The auto-generation of flight lines and the production of LAS files are now done in a few […]
7 June 2019
How does LiDAR work ?
What is this laser technology making mapping possible through vegetation, in low-contrast or shadowy situations? Light Detection and Ranging Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) is a laser-based remote sensing technology. The idea behind LiDAR is quite simple: point a small laser at a surface and measure the time it takes the laser to return to […]
7 August 2018
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