Drone-based LiDAR is making a serious impact for specialists across many professions, both in terms of efficiency of data collection and generation of geospatial deliverables.
“The Microdrones mdLiDAR1000, flying 2 flight lines over 600 meters of a segment of German autobahn were accurate along the lines of 6 centimeters. This confirmed prior analysis that was also done over Griffiss International airport in the United States. We’ve repeatedly seen the same accuracy that confirms the mdLiDAR1000 system is consistently delivering the same quality no matter where it flies.”
User inputs the point density or flying height and drone speed
Fully automated mission execution and realtime mission monitoring using mdCockpit
Thorough georeferencing data processing using the Applanix APX-15 UAV DG and POSPac UAV DG
Automated final point cloud processing using mdLiDAR processing software
Final point cloud in standard ASPRS LAS format usable in any GIS or CAD software environment
From surveying to mining and construction, professionals are using the power of the mdLiDAR1000 to streamline their workflow. This new technology is helping them to complete more surveys, optimize mining volume analysis and maximize construction monitoring.
“Flying LiDAR to create a 3-D pointcloud model before beginning a construction project provides advantages. It can tell workers how much dirt needs to be moved on a site before they get started, for example, enabling them to bring the right amount of resources to the job.”
5 Reasons Why Professionals are Making the mdLiDAR1000 part of their geomatics workflow:
Drones can Lead to Better Worker Safety
Easily tackle projects in areas that are difficult, dirty or dangerous to access – such as challenging terrain, crumbling structures, high elevations, and areas impacted by natural disasters.
Save Time, Money and Hassle by Deploying a Drone
Collecting data previously required extensive groundwork or very expensive manned aircraft. Using a drone allows quick and affordable data collection; that’s one of the most important benefits for geospatial professionals.
Integrated Drones = Interruption-Free Data Collection
Survey live construction or mining sites without interrupting people, plans or machinery. You’ll no longer have to stop work and equipment to collect the data you need, making you more valuable to your customers.
Technology Thought Leadership and Practical Field Leadership
Customers are curious about UAV surveying technology – so providing it demonstrates that a business is an industry leader at the helm. Faster, more efficient data collection differentiates you from competitors and positions you as a subject matter expert in an emerging technology.
Microdrones Offers Unmatched Training, Education and Support
Our professional UAV pilots offer complete onsite Microdrones UAV training to both dealers and end-user customers to ensure they are fully capable of deploying their drone packages in the field, ready to achieve immediate results.
The Perfect Integration Of Drone, Sensor And Software
mdLiDAR1000 TECHNICAL SPECS
LiDAR Sensor: SICK LD-MRS4
Camera: FLIR 5MP Global Shutter
Georeferencing: APX-15 UAV
POSPac UAV DG
mdLiDAR Processing Software
Solution Take off Weight (TOW):
System Operation Temperature:
-10 °C up to 50 °C
LiDAR Point Cloud:
Horizontal: 6 cm
Vertical: 6 cm
Horizontal: 1 – 2 pixels
Vertical: 3 – 4 pixels
Flight Altitude AGL (1) (m/ft)
Point Density (pts/m2)(2)
Swath width (m)
Flight Time (minutes)(3)
Number of Laser Returns
(1) Flight Altitude Above Ground Level (AGL) (2) Average Point density. Note that calculation does not factor target remission (reflectivity %). (3) Flight time is calculated under standard flight conditions (using new Microdrones batteries)