LiDAR

What does LiDar mean?

✓ LiDAR stands for “Light Detection and Ranging”
✓ LiDAR can be Terrestrial (Ground) or Aerial Based (Air)

What is LiDar?

✓ LiDAR is a high speed laser scanning sensor that creates GPS points (called a point cloud) and then the data is post-processed to create a 3D map or image of the scanned area

What it is used for?

✓ LiDAR is used for surveying land, roadways, railroad tracks, utility right of ways, etc.
✓ It is used to build maps for many clients, such as some government agencies (like the USGS), and some utility companies.