LIDAR technology is miniaturising in size and weight, and increasing in speed and performance. Drones are becoming ever more efficient, autonomous and effective at carrying different payloads. These converging technologies are presenting an incredible opportunity for surveying and mapping firms to improve their data capture workflows and offer a level of data richness to the market, especially in vegetated areas, which was simply not possible just a few years ago.
Surveying firms are quite often associated with cadastral work, boundary pegging, BIM, ascons and set-outs. When we think about LIDAR, often thought shifts away from surveyors and moves to traditional airborne mapping companies operating high altitude LIDAR sensors. However, if an area of land that requires airborne LIDAR is relatively small, mapping companies cannot offer their services at a rate that the client can afford due to high mobilisation and operational costs; even if the client is asking for repeat surveys monthly or even weekly. What we have is a clear gap in the market, one that RIEGL has closed with the provision of LIDAR sensors that are small and light, but still accurate and fast enough to provide LIDAR to these clients from remote piloted aircraft systems (RPAS). Glenne Blyth, Managing Director of RIEGL Australia, will discuss this growing segment of aerial mapping, the opportunities that exist, as well as how the technology has evolved in recent times to cover the spectrum of needs that are present in this niche market. The presentation will include case studies from various projects both locally and internationally.
Time & room
2.00 pm–2.30 pm in City Room 1
Mr Glenne Blyth
Date & venue
Friday, 25 October 2019 at the Adelaide Convention Centre