Land surveying is used on a daily basis to collect data that will help many industries understand the land that they’re about to develop; however, there are instances where LIDAR surveying would be a better option. LIDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging. This remote sensing method uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure variable distances and ranges to the earth. LIDAR is most commonly collected by air, and it generates data to examine both manmade and natural environments.

So how does LIDAR work? LIDAR has a specialized GPS receiver as well as a laser and scanner. There are two types of LIDAR available, topographic and bathymetric. Topographic LIDAR frequently uses a near-infrared laser to map the earth. Bathymetric LIDAR uses green light that is water-penetrating to measure riverbed elevations and the seafloor.

Why choose LIDAR? LIDAR is one of the most accurate and precise choices that allows for flexibility when collecting data about land. LIDAR is used to make digital elevation models for use in many geographic information systems, as well as to assist in many different emergency response operations. There are many more applications that LIDAR is applicable.

If you’re wanting LIDAR services to provide you with the data you’re in need of, we encourage you to read more about what our team can present to you. Read more information online about the LIDAR services we can provide for you and reach out to us when you’re ready.