Aerial LiDAR Services

Overview

 

Volare Helicopters offers aerial Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) geospatial services for a variety of industries and applications.  We specialize in helicopter-based collection which is the most efficient and cost-effective method for almost all projects.  VH offers flexibility and control to customers by owning and executing the end-to-end process including helicopters, LiDAR equipment, and data processing.  

 

Technology

 

VH uses a fully integrated LiDAR solution featuring a high-performance RIEGL VUX-1LR laser, GPS/GNSS, inertial measurement unit (IMU), and high-resolution 61MP Sony Sony α7R IV digital camera.  The VUX-1LR features 15 mm survey grade accuracy and provides up to 10 returns resulting in pristine digital elevation and terrain models.  Collection is georeferenced using surveyed ground control points for an absolute accuracy of +/- 3 cm and relative accuracy in millimeters.

 

Data Processing

 

VH can deliver georeferenced post-processed LiDAR products to meet any client requirements.  Typical outputs can include a classified point cloud, digital terrain model (DTM), digital elevation model (DEM), contour map, orthomosaic, etc.

 

Applications

 

Corridor Mapping: Power Line, Railway Track, and Pipeline Inspection

Topography in Open-Cast Mining

Terrain and Canyon Mapping

Floodplain Mapping

Surveying of Urban Environments

Archeology and Cultural Heritage Documentation

Agriculture & Forestry

Resource Management

Change Detection

Rapid Response in Small Scale Surveying (Collision Investigation, Risk Prevention)