LiDAR Intensity: What is it and What are it’s applications?

Example Applications of LiDAR Intensity LiDAR intensity is recorded as the return strength of a laser beam. In the Geo-MMS LiDAR systems, it is a bi-product, provided as an integer number between 1-256. This number varies with the composition of the surface object...

How to Increase the Point Density of Your LiDAR System

LiDAR System Ideal for Aerial Mapping The primary reason that surveyors are switching from photogrammetry to LiDAR mapping systems is to obtain point clouds under trees, foliage and high canopies. This brings up the question: how can the point density of the point...

Fiber Optic Gyro: Do I need one for my Geo-MMS System?

High Grade IMU for Mobile Mapping Systems A question that we often get asked from our customers is: “Do I need a Fiber Optic Gyro (FOG) IMU for my Geo-MMS system?”  The question can be restated as do we need a higher-grade IMU than MEMS-grade IMU’s for mobile mapping...

BIM Modeling and Geo-MMS: Smart Building Development

Combining BIM Modeling with Geo-MMS Products Another application of the Geo-MMS products is in Building Information Modeling (BIM). GeoBIM is emerging as a game changing strategy to solve contemporary multi-disciplinary challenges in our urban environments. This new...

Photogrammetry vs LiDAR – Which is Recommended for Quarry Mapping

Geo-MMS Offers Photogrammetry and LiDAR in One Payload The FAA Part 107 pilot license has opened the door to a wide range of new drone-based mapping applications that were previously prohibited by regulation.  New UAV-mapping technologies are rapidly finding their way...

Post-Processing-Kinematic GPS for LiDAR Drone Systems

Post-Processing-Kinematic and GPS Baseline Separation Our Geo-MMS customers using our liDAR mapping drone system often ask, “how far our system can fly from the base station for post-processing-kinematic (PPK) data processing?”. The short answer is about 10 miles...