LiDAR technology creates a map of the ground profile, capturing measurements and ranges of large areas very quickly, with precision accuracy and without disturbing the environment.
What is LiDAR?
LiDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging. It’s a remote sensing method that uses rapid light pulses from a near-infrared laser to collect measurements. The data is then transformed into a 3D model or map (referred to as a point cloud) of the terrain and its characteristics.
By attaching a LiDAR laser-based scanner to a drone, we can survey any environment and produce a highly precise 3D map. It’s ideal for forestry, mining, construction, archaeology and infrastructure projects.
LiDAR is taking the surveying industry by storm as it has many advantages including:
Speed – LiDAR collects a million points of data per second, making it one of the fastest methods of surveying available. With the ability to produce highly detailed maps of entire cities or large expanses of land in a matter of days, it enables large-scale projects to be tackled with ease and efficiency.
Accuracy – In industries where precision is key, LiDAR provides the competitive advantage. Because it collects so many points of data, its 3D maps are highly precise, giving professionals absolute confidence in the data and detail provided.
Access – Because the LiDAR hardware is operated remotely it’s the perfect technology for environments which are difficult or dangerous to access by foot, or where the environment would be impacted and harmed using traditional survey methods.
Additionally, the reduced need for manual labour makes LiDAR surveys a more sustainable solution, reducing the impact on the environment and minimising the carbon footprint of surveying projects.
Highly versatile, incredibly cost-effective, LiDAR technology enables you to plan projects effectively, safely and with absolute confidence.
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