What is Lidar?
Lidar, short for Light Detection and Ranging, is a remote sensing technology that uses laser beams to map the surface of the earth. It works by emitting a laser beam towards the ground, and then measuring the time it takes for the laser pulse to bounce back. By measuring the time it takes for the laser pulse to return, lidar is able to determine the distance between the sensor and the ground. This distance information can be used to create 3D maps of the earth’s surface.
Lidar has a wide range of applications, including mapping, land surveying, archaeology, and environmental studies. In the field of mapping, lidar is used to create highly detailed and accurate maps of the earth’s surface, including topography, vegetation, and man-made structures. This is particularly useful for construction survey companies, municipalities, and other organizations that need to understand the topography of an area for planning and design purposes.
Lidar is also used for land surveying and archaeology, where it can be used to map and survey large areas quickly and efficiently. Lidar can penetrate through vegetation, which allows construction survey companies and municipalities to map and survey areas that are difficult to access. Lidar can also be integrated with other technologies, such as photogrammetry and GIS, which allows for a more comprehensive view of an area.
In the field of environmental studies, lidar is used to monitor and manage natural resources such as forests, wetlands, and coastal areas. By providing detailed information about the topography and vegetation of an area, lidar can help scientists and resource managers understand the impact of human activities on the environment.
In summary, Lidar is a remote sensing technology that uses laser beams to map the surface of the earth. It provides high-resolution and accurate data collection, which can be used for multiple purposes such as mapping, land surveying, archaeology, and environmental studies. Lidar can penetrate through vegetation, work in all weather conditions, survey large areas and even be integrated with other technologies. This makes it a valuable tool for construction survey companies, municipalities, scientists and resource managers.
About Drone LiDAR
To put it simply, LiDAR scans the area with a laser to create an accurate 3D model of the vegetation infrastructure and terrain .The laser is shooting over 700,000 times per second so this means we can get a clear view of everything transmission lines, vines and the smallest of branches.
Why choose us?
We have been flying UAVs and Models for many years and some of our UAV pilots are full scale pilots. Aerial Laser scanning has more recently become available and this amounts to huge potential in getting a real world representation of your target areas.