LIDAR is a newly developed remote sensing technology that has taken the surveying industry by storm. The acronym “LIDAR” stands for Light Detection and Ranging and describes how the technology uses light in the form of lasers to measure distances.
This technology is able to collect a million points of data per second, one of the fastest methods of surveying in existence. It is so effective that even the largest of scale surveys can be completed within an hour.
The ability to collect highly dense data inside very limited space between points ensures that results are exceptionally accurate and allows for precise reporting.
A LIDAR system can be used in a plethora of ways, from a stationary tripod for smaller scale surveying, to drone-mounted units allowing for larger areas and surfaces.
By utilising remotely operated systems, we are able to survey areas not normally accessible by humans, as well as dangerous areas considered unsafe for physical presence – providing us more control than ever before.
This information allows us to work proactively together with the client in addressing any potential issues which could lead to a catastrophe if left unattended.