Understanding The Benefits Of Aerial Drone Mapping Using LiDAR technology
As technological advances are constantly being made in the aerial drone mapping arena, it is essential to keep updated to ensure that the most efficient and cost-effective methods are being used.
One of the best methods to date is using drone LiDAR services which can quickly and accurately survey large, complex and vegetated sites. Read on to learn more about how LiDAR works and how you can use aerial drone mapping to your advantage.
LiDAR is short for Light Detection and Ranging. LiDAR technology uses laser light sent from a source transmitter, which then reflects off objects and surfaces back to the system receiver. The time taken for the light to return to the receiver is measured and can be used to extrapolate data about the terrain being surveyed and translate it into a site map of the area.
Even in places with dense vegetation, the system can collect enough data from the ground to accurately survey the underlying terrain.
Other applications include seawall and coastal mapping and the location and mapping of archaeological sites, even when hidden by vegetation.
One of the main benefits of LiDAR technology is its usefulness under challenging conditions that are not easy to map on the surface. Using LiDAR aerial drone mapping, areas that are inaccessible, unsafe or covered with dense vegetation can be captured and mapped with great accuracy.
Contact Recon today for all your aerial drone mapping needs. We have the expert skills and equipment to use LiDAR and other techniques to assist with your surveying and mapping requirements.