A blue and white map showing changes to a river.

Cartography of an Oregon River

Elizabeth Borneman

Dan Coe used a geospatial technology called LiDAR to map changes in the flow of the Willamette River in Oregon.

Extracting 3D GIS Data


This piece by Anil Narendran Pillai, Vice President of Geomatics at SBL, takes a look at 3D GIS data creation using feature extraction methods.

Mapping rail utilities using LiDAR.

LiDAR and Rail Utility Mapping and Digital Asset Preparation


Venugopalan Nair, Senior Manager, SBL, discussed why LiDAR is an efficient and quick technology for mapping rail utilities.

3D tree scan.

Smart Tree Logging with Remote Sensing

Caitlin Dempsey

Treemetrics is using satellite imagery, UAV, and LiDAR to help forestry managers to map out forests in order to better assess the quality and value of their forests and to cut down on waste.

LiDAR reveals the underlying history of a landscape. Image from Kate Johnson.

LiDAR and the Archaeology Revolution

Rebecca Maxwell

Through the use of LiDAR, archaeologists are now able to uncover more of the ‘lost’ New England of subsistence farming from the 1700s.