Case studies

Improve powerline vegetation management using UAV LiDAR

Posted on October 4, 2021 in Forestry, Research, Survey & mapping, and Vegetation management

This is the sixth in our series of forestry related case studies to demonstrate the superior capabilities of the Routescene UAV LiDAR system for forestry management use. This powerline vegetation... Read more

How UAV LiDAR technology is transforming operational forest management

Posted on August 17, 2021 in Forestry, Hazardous environments, and Research

UAV LiDAR use in forestry Point cloud data captured using UAV LiDAR continue to demonstrate their value in this forestry case study. The Digital Terrain Models (DTMs) created illustrated how... Read more

LiDAR forestry surveys to assist carbon reduction policies

Posted on July 14, 2021 in Forestry and Research

Forest canopy structure characterization using Routescene LiDAR drone system This LiDAR forestry case study with the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), employed an Unoccupied Aerial System (UAS/ drone) with a LiDAR... Read more

LiDAR mobile mapping system used to plan upgrade of powerlines

Posted on June 14, 2021 in Road asset management and Survey & mapping

Powerline mapping to improve supply efficiencies Electricity distribution company Fortis wished to upgrade out-of-date copper distribution lines in a neighborhood within the small, rural town of Oliver, British Columbia, Canada.... Read more

Assessing vegetation to establish forest fire severity

Posted on May 21, 2021 in Forestry and Research

Using LiDAR UAV to understand the characteristics of forest fires Forest fires are becoming more common due to climate change and bring considerable ecological and economic loss. Understanding the characteristics... Read more

Mapping the Arctic tundra watershed using UAS LiDAR

Posted on November 25, 2020 in Forestry, Hazardous environments, and Research

  As permafrost warms in the Arctic, the landscape is undergoing rapid change, evidenced by vegetation shifts and the release of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere, gases previously... Read more

FlyThru discuss their experiences with Routescene

Posted on July 1, 2020 in Hazardous environments and Survey & mapping

  We interviewed Michael May and Ben Bishop, Directors of FlyThru, a drone survey solutions provider based in the UK. Flythru invested in a Routescene LiDAR drone mapping system over... Read more

Drone based LiDAR forest mapping protects Scottish woodland

Posted on July 1, 2020 in Forestry, Hazardous environments, and Survey & mapping

  The Routescene team have recently assisted Innovair, a Scottish based survey and inspection service company, to carry out forest mapping of an area managed by Forestry and Land Scotland.... Read more

UAV LiDAR monitoring landslides safely

Posted on April 28, 2020 in Hazardous environments and Survey & mapping

Landslide: Ystalyfera, South Wales, UK Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) LiDAR offers unparalleled capability where accurate mapping is essential but difficult to achieve. In particular hard to reach, hazardous environments where... Read more

LiDAR helps reveal radiation hotspots at Chernobyl

Posted on April 26, 2020 in Forestry, Hazardous environments, and Research

Routescene UAV LiDAR mapping technology helps create map of Chernobyl forest Over thirty years since the explosion at Chernobyl, a team of researchers have used the Routescene UAV LiDAR mapping... Read more

Using LiDAR UAV mapping system to locate, identify and preserve old trees

Posted on April 25, 2020 in Hazardous environments, Survey & mapping, and Vegetation management

A LiDAR UAV mapping system has many different applications – this one was specifically to protect the next generation of ancient trees. Using the Routescene UAV LiDAR system the FlyThru... Read more

LiDAR drone system locates WWII prison camp

Posted on November 15, 2019 in Archaeology

UAV LiDAR survey on Island of Alderney The Routescene UAV LiDAR system and software was a key component in a LiDAR drone survey on Alderney in the Channel Islands, UK.... Read more

Transmission line LiDAR UAV survey

Posted on September 16, 2019 in Hazardous environments and Vegetation management

LiDAR for Drones – Rekon Solutions Watch the video of Routescene customer Rekon Solutions Inc, set up and fly with the LiDAR for drones system. The team collected 3D laser... Read more

LiDAR Archaeology – Identifying 750 year old structures

Posted on August 6, 2019 in Archaeology and Forestry

Mapping the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Crow Canyon Archaeology Center and the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument looked to map Sand Canyon an ancestral Pueblo site. They... Read more

UAV LiDAR mapping technology point cloud is truly beautiful

Posted on July 26, 2019 in Archaeology

The art of the LiDAR point cloud The Glasgow School of Art has published a book to celebrate some of the most beautiful and striking LiDAR point cloud datasets from... Read more