Harness the Power of Terrestrial LiDAR
Improve Decision-Making, Efficiency and Employee Safety
LiDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, is an optical remote sensing technique that uses a laser to measure the surface of an object or environment.
By leveraging terrestrial LiDAR, projects are informed by data with centimeter-level accuracy, which improves the quality and efficiency of design, operations and maintenance programs, while providing clients with a resource that can be used throughout the lifetime of a facility or asset.
We have yet to find a limit to the applications and outputs from the point cloud as the technology and use cases continue to evolve.
About the author:
Patrick Crawford is a team leader of geospatial systems for Enterprise Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc. Working closely with engineering technicians, Crawford oversees the collection and analysis of geographic and spatial data to create deliverables that inform engineering and design projects. Crawford also works in the field using the LiDAR scanner as needed. He processes the point cloud data in Leica Cyclone and is experienced using the scan clouds for modeling purposes inside CADWorx. Crawford has presented at national conferences on leveraging LiDAR effectively, and recently earned his FAA certification as a Remote Pilot in Command.