LizardTech software architect and occasional Zoom blogger Mike Rosen and I put together an article for GeoWorld about LiDAR data — why LiDAR is so big (both in file size and in popularity), the havoc that its size has caused in efforts to harness its impressive imaging power, and the various ways the geospatial industry has attempted to bring this leviathan to its knees.
Among other things, Mike is lead developer on our LiDAR Compressor project, so his insight into the challenges that LiDAR presents the industry with is keen, and since he’s been with LizardTech since MrSID was very young, there are ways, he notes, in which this is a familiar story.
The article is called “The Inaccessible Plenty: Trying to Tame LiDAR’s Largeness.” Read it here.
And if whopping LiDAR point clouds are your cup of tea (or your cross to bear, or even a horror that you just can’t pull your eyes away from), GeoWorld’s editor, Todd Danielson, will be joining us Thursday, January 24, for a webinar with our own geo-jockey, Robert Parker*, to hear the good news and follow up in a practical way on the lessons learned in the article.
We won’t run out of virtual chairs, so sign up and then drop in to pick up some LiDAR Compressor best practices. Webinar details are here.
*Actually, Robert is our sales engineer, but his renown as a calm, reassuring webinista who can put you at ease with LizardTech’s powerful suite of geospatial software products through the simple medium of a shared desktop has led him to consider a second career as a high-tech spiritual guru.