Agronomy & Forestry
Laser technology applied to unmanned aircraft opens the door to fast and accurate measurement of 3D topography even in challenging terrains and structures. Lasers that use multiple returns greatly increase the possibility of measuring points on the ground versus points on vegetation, which makes LIDAR particularly useful in congested terrain.
The forest environment has traditionally been slow to navigate and measure. With direct Measurement LIDAR on drones, dense forests can be measured from tree top to floor with centimeter level accuracy. Using the point cloud outputs, tree diameters and quantities can easily be measured and reported, giving the stockholder the ability to make informed decisions.