Aerial Mapping & LiDAR
You have a choice when it comes to collecting geospatial data. Traditional photogrammetry, LiDAR, and UAS/drone technologies all have their distinct advantages, but the trick is in knowing which is best for your project. As nationally preferred mapping consultants, we’re here to make sure your aerial mapping needs are met.
- Corridor and Access Selection
- Thermal Uprating Studies
- Profile and Catenary Data in TL-Pro & PLS-CADD
- Digital Elevation Models (DEMs)
- Digital Terrain Models (DTMs)
- Contour Maps
- Point Clouds
Georeferenced, highly accurate, and scalable, traditional photogrammetry is best for routing new lines or anticipating potential re-route options. In one flight pass, it can collect imagery covering a much wider swath than LiDAR; plenty of area for designers to assess multiple corridor options, study planned ROW access, and adjust routes while minimizing the need for added flights.
LiDAR is the go-to tool when you have areas of dense vegetation or above-ground obstructions and you need heavy detail of current conditions. The high-density, georeferenced point clouds are excellent for providing teams with in-depth looks at existing features, clearance issues and infringement identification, and vegetation management.
Nimble and cost-effective, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)/drones are a rapid deployment solution for gathering site data, communicating site design, and monitoring construction activities. With the ability to perform commercial drone flights across the country, our FAA Part 107 certified pilots deliver safe operations and quality end results. They are equipped with a hybrid drone for extended flight time and payload capacity, a fixed wing, and various rotary UAS with and without onboard RTK GPS.
Working together, our pilots, certified photogrammetrists, and licensed land surveyors:
- Ensure that the aerial photography is registered to ground coordinates
- Collect GPS-based photo control and check points on the photography
- Post-process to meet client specifications
- Perform boundary surveys
With several offices and professional expertise in nearly all of the US, we have what it takes to support wind, solar, energy storage, and power delivery projects across the country.
Professional services for projects in North Carolina are provided by Westwood Infrastructure, Inc.