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A Basic Overview of LIDAR Surveying Technology for Vital Infrastructure Needs

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LIDAR is an acronym for Light Detection and Ranging, according to United States Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This technology, which is a method of remote sensing, utilizes a pulsed laser in order to measure variable distances. In addition to the data obtained from these light pulses, other data is collected and utilized in order to produce 3-dimensional information regarding the Earth’s precise shape and surface characteristics.

The NOAA explains that the instrument itself consists of the following parts:

  • Laser
  • Scanner
  • Specialized GPS receiver

Since LIDAR surveying and photogrammetry is conducted while airborne, helicopters and airplanes are usually used in order to obtain data from large geog

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