Airborne Lidar

Since the first commercial airborne Lidar systems appeared on the market in the mid-1990s, it has become one of the main geodata technologies for capturing dense point clouds. GIM International made a selection of the most exciting articles we have published on this topic over the past couple of years, ranging from bathymetric Lidar and photon Lidar to applications like forestry, heritage mapping and wildlife management.

 

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Lidar’s Next Geospatial Frontier

Lidar’s Next Geospatial Frontier

Over the past two decades, airborne Lidar has evolved from a developmental technology into a well-established mapping solution, and in the process has revolutionised the surveying...

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Airborne Lidar

Airborne Lidar in Rainforest

Airborne Lidar in Rainforest

At the experimental forest site Paracou in French Guiana, a range of data is being collected to enable the short-term dynamics within the tropical rainforest canopy to be better un...

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Bringing Colour to Point Clouds

Bringing Colour to Point Clouds

Until now, most commercially available airborne Lidar systems have operated on one single wavelength, reflecting energy from a pulse which is then used for classification or visual...

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Airborne Lidar

Lidar Survey over Ancient Maya City

Lidar Survey over Ancient Maya City

The ancient Maya site of Copan, Honduras, was captured during an airborne Lidar survey in May 2013. The resulting products are accessible through 2D and 3D WebGIS tools and enable...

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Technology in Focus: Bathymetric Lidar

Technology in Focus: Bathymetric Lidar

With sea-level rise and increases in the severity of extreme natural events, there has been a renewed push to further our understanding of the coastal zone. Fundamental to understa...

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