AERIAL DATA TO MAKE BETTER DECISIONS
AirBorn Insight combines technical expertise with high-performance systems to deliver first-class aerial LiDAR services. Our engineers provide comprehensive project management to deliver results faster, empowering our clients to make critical decisions sooner. LiDAR technology plays a significant role in our aerial survey and mapping services. For cost-effective mapping of very large areas, we also utilise manned aircraft.
ADVANCED LASER MAPPING
LiDAR (light detection and ranging) refers to a technology for aerial survey and mapping where a laser emits pulses towards the ground, precisely measures the time taken for the pulses to return and calculates distances. These data points create a 3D point cloud representing terrain and objects.
Although existing for decades, aerial LiDAR technology has only recently become compact enough to be carried by powerful drones. The benefit of LiDAR is its ability to map the ground in areas where there is dense vegetation. This makes it a particularly powerful tool for environmental mapping, monitoring and analysis. Many other industries also benefit from this technology.
AirBorn Insight are our go-to provider for aerial survey and imagery. They fully understand our needs and are excellent at what they do. I am always impressed with the quality and accuracy of their work, especially for repeat survey. I frequently recommend AirBorn Insight to my clients and stakeholders.Dr Micheal Cheetham, Principal Scientist
Riley Dejong, Civil and Water Engineer
AirBorn Insight are a trusted collaborator of Bligh Tanner for survey and data collection on unique and often remote projects. We appreciate their professionalism and active involvement in projects to ensure that the data capture is reliable and will best achieve the project objectives
AirBorn Insight seamlessly merges technical proficiency with cutting-edge systems to provide top-tier aerial LiDAR services. Our team of engineers excels in holistic project management, accelerating project outcomes and enabling our clients to make pivotal decisions expeditiously. LiDAR technology holds a pivotal position in our aerial survey and mapping services. To efficiently map expansive regions, we also harness manned aircraft, ensuring cost-effective solutions.
Measurements can achieve centimeter-level elevation accuracy, depending on the equipment, techniques, and ground control points (GCPs) utilized. It is more accurate than photogrammetry in certain scenarios, particularly where there is vegetation.
The turnaround time can vary depending on the scope of the project and data processing requirements. It can range from a few days to a couple of weeks.
Classified 3D point clouds, Digital Elevation Models (DEM), Digital Terrain Models (DTM), Digital Surface Models (DSM), Object height-above-ground calculations. Typical formats include LAS, LAZ, XYZ, ASCII grid, DWG, DXF, SHP, GeoTIF, ECW.
Forestry, mining, agriculture, construction, environmental monitoring, archaeology, infrastructure inspection, and disaster response utilize aerial LiDAR for data collection and analysis.
Yes, drone LiDAR can work in challenging environments like dense vegetation, rugged terrains, and low-light conditions, providing accurate data that other methods might struggle to obtain.
Drone LiDAR can be limited by factors like cost, payload capacity of the drone, and the need for skilled operators. It might also struggle with extremely reflective surfaces or harsh weather conditions.
Yes, drone LiDAR technology is adaptable and can be used for projects of various scales, from small surveys to medium-scale mapping and monitoring tasks.
GPS (GNSS) provides accurate positioning data, while an IMU (inertial measurement unit) determines the drone’s orientation in space. Together, they enable precise georeferencing of LiDAR data.