Aerial LiDAR can be used for the mapping of land, property, utilities, infrastructure and geology. It's an airborne version of terrestrial laser scanning and because the scanner is in the air it’s able to rapidly scan large or complex areas.
Aerial LiDAR can collect 700,000 points per second with an average surface density of >700 points per square meter.
Examples of how aerial LiDAR can be used on projects:
- Aerial LiDAR can be combined with terrestrial LiDAR to create a complete 3D model of a structure. Terrestrial LiDAR on its own can’t capture all sections of a structure at high elevations.
- Aerial LiDAR is ideal for continuous mapping of long corridors for motorways, railways, powerlines, pipelines and other major infrastructure projects.
- Aerial LiDAR can produce detailed digital terrain models and 3D point clouds that cannot always be achieved using traditional surveying techniques or photogrammetry so when surveys are required for terrain covered in vegetation this system is ideal.
All of our aerial LiDAR outputs are compatible with BIM and CAD software.
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