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Airborne LiDAR

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is a proven approach to creating terrain models in today’s industries


With the largest, privately owned LiDAR data library in North America, Airborne has acquired data sets for both Canada and the USA.


Airborne is proud of its working relationships with other companies in the remote sensing and data acquisition fields.

Airborne LiDAR

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is a proven approach to creating fast and accurate terrain models for applications in many types of industries. The technology is based on a scanning laser combined with both GPS and inertial technology to create a three dimensional set of points (point cloud).

From a robust LiDAR data set, Airborne lasers can create a number of mapping products for its clients:

  • Digital Elevation Models (DEM)
  • Digital Terrain Models (DTM)
  • Contours of varying intervals
  • Slope maps
  • Planimetric Mapping
  • Tree height analysis
  • Cut and Fill modeling
  • Ortho-rectification in combination with imagery

About Airborne Imaging’s LiDAR technology

Airborne Imaging has been a leading provider of airborne LiDAR since its inception in 2004. The company made it a priority from the outset to use only commercial, off the shelf LiDAR systems from the best manufacturers in the world.

Today, Airborne owns two Reigl LMS-Q1560, two Leica ALS 70-HP, and one ALS 50-II.

All of the systems are fixed wing mounted and the Leica ALS-50 has an additional approved mount for helicopter platforms, for corridor or high density applications.

To date, Airborne has acquired hundreds of thousands of square miles of Airborne LiDAR data throughout North America.

Regardless of point density or accuracy, Airborne has the experience and knowledge to flight plan, field execute, post process and deliver a final map standard LiDAR terrain product to our clients.

All processing of data is handled by our senior in-house processing team, and quality control and assurance is some of the most stringent in the LiDAR acquisition industry today.