There is an increasing demand for 3D mapping across a whole range of industries due to the speed at which data can be collected, processed and analysed plus the cost-effectiveness of LiDAR technology, which is much more affordable than previous methods of 3D mapping.
For example, 3D mapping can be used for large scale topographic surveys; city planning and management; academic research; utilities and energy management such as powerline inspections; scoping, planning and management of mines; forestry design, management and operation.
Routescene LidarPod® – a complete turnkey system
New to the market, the Routescene LidarPod is a complete turnkey 3D mobile mapping system, which can be used on both Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and on road vehicles.
Our compact, self contained, lightweight system is at the cutting edge of technology. Survey industry expertise is behind the Routscene LidarPod. We understand the problems you need to solve in 3D mapping and have combined intelligent thinking with experience to design a reliable, practical and cost-effective solution. As a result the Routscene LidarPod is robustly engineered, is simple to operate and enables rapid deployment in the field. The turnkey solution includes LidarViewer, specially developed software to handle your resulting data.
With rapid, remote sensing data collection combined with quick and easy data analysis, the Routescene LidarPod and LidarViewer enable you to undertake surveys and get results faster than ever before. Due to fast and detailed data collection it significantly reduces your survey time in the field, enabling all the data you need to be collected in a single pass. Data processing and analysis no longer needs to be undertaken on site, allowing specialists to interpret the data back in the office.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of the Routescene LidarPod are many and varied including:
- saves time, generating more detailed and faster results
- avoids exposure of personnel to awkward, dangerous and hostile environments
- reduces time in the field and collects significantly more data compared to conventional survey techniques
- collates accurate, detailed measurements from the air, which are more difficult to achieve with conventional surveying
- achieves quicker results by collecting all the data needed in a single pass – much quicker than traditional methods
- the higher density of data collected provides a much more detailed 3D view
- collects data from different angles to minimise shadows
- enables increased visibility in difficult to penetrate terrains such as forests
- it is portable, lightweight and compact, suitable as flight hand luggage
Trends in the industry
We see an ever increasing sophistication and variety of applications from customers. We anticipate
- increased demand for 3D data versus 2D maps, which will accelerate in the next few years
- 3D will be an intrinsic part of the core geospatial data
- more complex and realistic 3D models, particularly of cities, to enable effective planning and management and to optimise resources
- the influence coming from 3D software and developments in the gaming industry offering insights and possibilities that 2D ‘maps’ cannot provide
- a continuing move towards photogrammetry and LiDAR on vehicles
- increased use of Building Information Management systems (BIM) – these need 3D data which LiDAR can supply
increasing demand to update maps frequently. The only way to achieve this is by rapid data collection and automated processing – LiDAR is the ideal tool for this