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.

Working with the Rock Robotic R3 3D Mapping Scanner, we capture unprecedented, accurate 3D LiDAR and Photogrammetry data which can then be used for a variety of applications such as topographical mapping, land surveying, asset inspection, archaeological investigation, and construction site documentation.

The Rock Robotic R3 utilizes laser technology that captures precise cloud point data, allowing our experienced geomatics professionals to generate detailed 3D models and maps in a rapid manner.

LiDAR services have 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.

All of this means we spend less time on site, resulting in reduced risk to workers, and significantly less costs for our clients.


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 3D LiDAR Surveying 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
  • Any GNSS denied environments

They are cost-effective for clients, efficient for large-scale jobs along transportation corridors and projects that require monitoring earth movements.

3D LiDAR mapping and surveying is 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.

With the addition of the Rock Robotic R3 our team at GeoScan can provide solutions all the way from the planning and scanning stages to the data processing and analysis phases.

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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