Lidar Current Affairs, GK & News

What is LiDAR Technique?

Context in Current Affairs: The Indian Railways is to use LiDAR technique to conduct ground survey for the Delhi Varanasi High Speed Rail corridor. LiDAR is Light Detection and Ranging technique. What is the plan? The Indian Railways is to use the LiDAR technique mounted on a helicopter. This is being done after its success ..

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National Mission for Clean Ganga awarded

The National Mission for Clean Ganga received the ‘Leadership in Rejuvenation and Protection of Fresh Water System in India’ award in December. The award was conferred at the GeoSmart India conference in Hyderabad. This is the 20th edition of the event and is the largest geospatial event in India. The event is to be conducted ..

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World’s Highest Weather Stations installed on Mt Everest

The National Geographic Society (NGS), a US based non-profit scientific and educational organizations announced successful installation of world’s highest operating weather stations on Mount Everest. This installation was part of National Geographic and Rolex’s Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Everest. Key Highlights Climate scientists and the multi-disciplinary team created the history by installing world’s highest ..

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European Space Agency launches wind- sensing satellite “Aeolus” into orbit from French Guyana to track global winds

The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched a wind- sensing satellite “Aeolus” into orbit from French Guyana to track global winds. The satellite will be placed at an altitude of 320 Km above the Earth. The launch is part of the Copernicus project, a joint effort by the European Union and the European Space Agency ..

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Archaeologists plan to use LIDAR to study ancient Rajgir hills

Indian archaeologists are planning to use Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technology to survey the archaeological evidence, flora and fauna in the ancient Rajgir hills in Bihar. The LIDAR devices mounted on drones or on helicopters will be deployed as part of the inter-disciplinary Rajgir Archaeological Survey Project (RASP). RASP is a collaborative project between ..

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