AERIAL LiDAR SCANNING

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Rice Associates, Inc. provides airborne LiDAR acquisition and processing services. This technology uses a high-resolution laser, mounted in a helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft to scan ground features. The resulting “point cloud” consists of numerous xyz points that are both horizontally and vertically accurate and can be used to generate topographic datasets.

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The data collected from the LiDAR sensor can be used to generate a Triangulated Irregular Network (TIN) which is then used to develop; DTM datasets, topographic maps, and (bare earth) models. This technology offers one of the most accurate and cost-effective ways to capture elevation information.