Mobile LiDAR – Providing Efficiency in Survey Data Capture
Since it’s inception, LiDAR technology has been used to generate dense, richly-detailed datasets, from which it has become increasingly easy to extract salient features and generate 3D Models. Early versions required modelling, as native CAD design packages couldn’t handle the voluminous point clouds, however most CAD & Mapping software can now accept point cloud data directly, enabling more streamlined workflows. LiDAR is being used more and more to acquire and map data for Engineering applications. ROW & Topographic Mapping and Asset Management are just a few of the applications to which it is being applied. This presentation will explore the various aspects of the LiDAR technology and examine some of the use cases.
Peter Hettstedt was introduced to Surveying while working as a research assistant in the Yukon, and upon completion of his degree from the University of Calgary in 1987, worked as a surveyor and Party Chief for an exploration company in both Africa and the Middle East. Peter transitioned into a sales role promoting new Survey technologies, including GPS, Reflectorless Total Stations and in 2001 the introduction of LiDAR to Canada. He has been involved with various aspects of LiDAR technology ever since. He now works as Business Development Manager for J.D. Barnes Ltd. and its subsidiaries, including First Base Solutions and Onsite Locates Inc., with a focus on the Geospatial Solutions they can offer and deploy on behalf of their clients. He is still a passionate advocate for LiDAR Technology.