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3D LiDAR Mapping

Professional 3D LiDAR mapping solutions

3D LiDAR Mapping is a remote sensing mapping technology that uses calibrated laser returns from the earth’s surface which are then reflected back to a GNSS-monitored helicopter or drone that densely samples the surface of the Earth. This sample is incredibly detailed, LiDAR data can determine the precise elevation and geospatial location of each measured point. An accurate 3D topographical aerial
map is created. This method if effective for both surface terrain environments and heavily built -up urban areas. With more than ten years’ experience in 3D LiDAR mapping and extensive knowledge in aerial mapping, Orbital Africa provides an effective method to survey both the natural and man-made environment. The outputs include point clouds, classified LiDAR and Digital Elevation/Terrain and Surface Models.

Unlock the power of 3D aerial LiDAR technology

Provides an accurate method to survey above ground assets. It penetrates tree canopies to deliver ground profiles even in the forested areas. Airborne LiDAR is also rapid and cost effective.
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Why use LiDAR mapping?

Combine the power of GNSS, airborne, remote sensing and LiDAR to hasten geospatial workflows

1. Urban planning & modelling

LiDAR technology allows for periodic updates of the 3D city models, facilitating the monitoring of urban changes and population growth patterns. These insights provide vital data for assessing the effectiveness of previous urban development strategies, renewals and adjusting the future plans accordingly.

2. Infrastructure modelling

LiDAR products can be utilized in corridor mapping, decision-support tools & change detection. Orbital’s airborne LiDAR data and products have been used in highways designs; transportation planning; route network optimization among other GIS applications.

3. Forestry mapping

LiDAR pulses can penetrate tree canopies & vegetation with ease. This makes LiDAR ideal for forestry applications. At Orbital, we provide aerial photography, DTM and DEM data using high resolution mapping.

4. Flood modelling

Aerial LiDAR mapping provides floodplain managers and hydrologists with critical spatial data to prepare and recover. The coastal and river digital elevation models (DEMs) can be created from LiDAR data and be used to model flooding as well as manage the catchments.

5. Utility network projects

From maintaining the existing power utility lines to minimising the outages, LiDAR mapping can provide support in corridor mapping, right-of-way alignments, bespoke GIS and site-selection studies.

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