3D laser scanning provides a high level of accuracy to any project requiring field measurements or as-builts. A 3D laser scanner uses a concentrated beam of light to digitally map the surface of any object. The laser sweeps the object to create millions of points called a point cloud. It is used to extrapolate the object’s shape, location, and even color.
Laser scans give our engineers and designers a virtually endless number of node points that can be used in the 3D CAD model to dimension to or design against which helps facilitate constructability reviews and allows for higher accuracy in locating new geometry and connecting tie-in points.
Services include but not limited to:
Before using, what are aerial survey sensors exactly?
Basically, an aerial survey is a method of collecting geomatics or other imagery. It is being done by using aerial methods such as:
Typical types of data collected include:
Aerial surveys need a sensor. This is then fixed to the interior or the exterior of the airborne platform. It should have a line-of-sight to the target sensing.
Aerial survey systems are typically operated with the following:
Directs the pilot in flying with the desired pattern for the survey.
Combination of GPS and inertial measurement unit (IMU). This provides the position and orientation information for the data.
This counters the effects of aircraft roll, pitch, and yaw.
Save the data that is being recorded.
LiDAR, or light detection and ranging, uses a pulsed laser to calculate an object’s variable distances from the earth surface. These light pulses are put together with the information collected by the airborne system. They then generate accurate 3D information about the earth’s surface and the target object.
There are three primary components of a LiDAR instrument. The scanner, laser, and GPS receiver. Other elements that play a vital role in the data collection and analysis are the photodetector and optics. Most government and private organizations use helicopters, drones, and airplanes for acquiring LiDAR data.
LiDAR systems are divided into two types based on their functionality:
Airborne LiDAR is installed on a helicopter or drone for collecting data. As soon as it’s activated, Airborne LiDAR emits light towards the ground surface, which returns to the sensor immediately after hitting the object, giving an exact measurement of its distance. Airborne LiDAR is further divided into two types:
Unlike Airborne, Terrestrial LiDAR systems are installed on moving vehicles or tripods on the earth’s surface for collecting accurate data points. These are quite common for observing highways, analyzing infrastructure, or even collecting point clouds from the inside and outside of buildings. Terrestrial LiDAR systems have two types:
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