Perhaps one of the most powerful modeling tools on the market, LiDAR has been in use for decades as a proven technology to record precise 3D modeling data. Technological evolution has seen usage in the commercial industry increase in recent years, as LiDAR systems have become smaller and more affordable while continuing to provide increased quality and quantities of data. LiDAR refers to the process of using laser light reflection to collect massive quantities of data to create a 3D representation of a real-world object or location.
The quantity and quality of data LiDAR produce make it the best choice where there is a need to capture a large volume of data with a high amount of detail. For example, where there is a need to capture data where buildings or vegetation should be excluded since the number of pulses fired allow closer data groupings than other modeling technologies – allowing LiDAR to see around surface structures to the bare earth below.
While the large quantities and quality of data provide useful insights, LiDAR does have a high cost of implementation. Additionally, while LiDAR provides truth through height volume, each individual data point provides a level of uncertainty – meaning an inexperienced operator may select the wrong set of data points crucial to determining the size, shape, or height of a structure or asset.
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From remote sensing to assess biodiversity, to monitoring habitat structure, studying forest ecology, undertaking coastal surveys, and conducting vulnerability assessments – LiDAR is a frequently used tool to provide in depth data, with an incredibly high amount of detail.
Whether managing forests as a whole, measuring forest canopy, identifying deforestation risk, or monitoring the growth of forest inventory; LiDAR provides accurate and cost-effective methods for large scale surveys due to its ability to measure both the forest canopy structure as well as the ground underneath in a single pass.
From initial site investigations, to mapping, monitoring and managing natural hazards and resources, to soil profiling – LiDAR has proven to be an essential tool for providing time-dependent data, over large and sometimes inaccessible or hazardous areas.
Particularly in the area of disaster management and response, LiDAR and the visualization of point cloud data have allowsed emergency responders to easily identify areas most affected by an event. from generating detail topographic maps ahead of an event, to acquiring highly accurate data as a support for relief work, more knowledge means better preparedness and response.
Mining & Exploration
Blending key elements of mapping, modelling and asset inspections, drone-based photogrammetry in cultural heritage can help to capture, catalog, share information about sites around the world enabling experts to view true to life renderings and visualizations of historic sites, as well as the locations and artifacts within them. There are many potential applications for aerial photogrammetry in cultural heritage projects. Perhaps the most readily apparent is its use as a tool to survey, model, and preserve cultural sites and artifacts.
Blending key elements of mapping, modelling and asset inspections, drone-based photogrammetry in cultural heritage can help to capture, catalog, share information about sites around the world enabling experts to view true to life renderings and visualizations of historic sites, as well as the locations and artifacts within them.
Due to LiDAR’s large data volumes and increased accuracy, it’s possible to capture the tiny details in building facades with great accuracy. This allows generation of accurate records of a buildings present condition, including the identification of potential structural deformations or other faults.
THE QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF DATA LIDAR PRODUCES MAKES IT THE BEST CHOICE WHERE THERE IS A NEED TO CAPTURE A LARGE VOLUME OF DATA WITH A HIGH AMOUNT OF DETAIL.
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