Tag: LiDAR

The Many Benefits of Elevation-derived Hydrography

By Tyler Kaebisch Hydrography data is crucial to a wide range of essential applications, from infrastructure management to flood mitigation. State agencies, soil and water conservation districts, engineering departments, and more all rely on stream and river data. About the Expert: Tyler Kaebisch is a project manager in the aerial mapping group at Ayres, He’s… Read More »

Drones Can Handle Cost-effective Volume Estimates

By Paul Crocker If you have ever had to order topsoil or mulch for a yard improvement project, you understand the difficulty of accurately estimating the volume of an irregularly shaped pile of material. Counties and municipalities often need to estimate the volume of their stockpiles of sand, salt, or gravel. About the Expert: Paul… Read More »

Latest UAS Lidar Technology Delivers Quality Data More Efficiently

By Paul Crocker Lidar isn’t just for airplanes anymore. With the advent of large, extremely stable unmanned aerial systems matched with quality lidar sensors, it’s possible to gather dense and feature-rich data over a 50-acre area in a single flight. About the Expert: Paul Crocker, an FAA certified UAS pilot with 20-plus years of GIS… Read More »