Drone mounted LiDAR surveys refer to the use of a drone equipped with a Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) system to collect data and create 3D models of landscapes and structures.

With this technology, we use laser beams to measure distances and capture high-resolution images, which are then used for a variety of applications such as topographical mapping, asset inspection, archaeological investigation, and environmental monitoring.

These systems bring with them several advantages. They capture tremendous amounts of point data, they cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time, and they allow access to difficult terrain without having to physically walk entire sites.


Applications & Benefits

A traditional topographical survey may be preferred for heavily forested grounds or areas with restricted flying access but LiDAR technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated and capable of handling a wider range of applications .

Some examples of projects where Drone LiDAR is optimal include:

  • Major transportation projects where significant topographic data is required covering long road corridors
  • Rail projects where great detail is required over large areas but there are small windows of access due to train traffic
  • Unsafe areas where it is not feasible for persons to access to measure directly (unstable or steep slopes, critical or elevated structures)
  • Large excavation or earth moving that require volume calculations
  • Vast areas where topographic surveys are required

Drone mounted LiDAR surveys are safe, versatile, highly accurate and extremely detailed. The geospatial data collected from a LiDAR survey can be seamlessly imported into GIS software or autocad for a fully customisable, digestible deliverable.

Clients who can make use of this new service with us include:

  • Municipalities
  • Cities
  • Civil, structural, and geotechnical consultants
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Earth moving companies
  • Transportation related firms

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