Leaders in LIDAR Surveying
LIDAR (Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging) survey technology is a remote sensing method used to examine and measure ground surface. It measures the distance to a target by illuminating the target with a pulsed laser light and measuring the reflected pulses with a sensor. It is unique in its ability to penetrate thick vegetation, which in many instances was previously inaccessible using traditional survey methods.LIDAR surveying is often collected by air, most commonly using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), however it can be deployed using a range of static and moving techniques.
The Benefits of LIDAR
LIDAR survey technology can significantly increase accuracy, time and return on investment.Benefits include:
Significant reduction in survey cost and time, allowing projects to maintain critical path (and in some instances return projects to schedule)
Data mapping through thick vegetation and unstable and steep terrain
Access to restricted and unsafe land zones
Improved processing times
Ability to capture high degree of detail
Quality assured, spatially accurate and easily comparable databases
LIDAR surveying is ideal for mapping inaccessible areas such as bushland and disaster zones, as well as public areas with high traffic. LIDAR survey technology is particularly applicable to GIS teams as it can provide highly detailed information. For example automated tree, power line and pot hole data extraction, including:
Tree crown diameter
Tree trunk diameter
Tree head clearance
Tree/power line overhang of property boundaries
Power line / tree clearance
Clash with power lines or trees Encroachment
Our LIDAR platform can be attached to the Following.
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Motor Vehicle/Mobile Mapper
- Wearable Mobile Mapping.