Use of LiDAR technology

The use of LiDAR technology is not something new, it has been used for years, however, it is no longer something for exclusive use, on the contrary, it is more present in various areas of the industrial sector and even at a domestic level. Know what it is and some of its applications.

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What is LiDAR technology?

To enter into context and understand the use of LIDAR technology, we must know that its name is mainly due to the acronym Light Detection and Ranging, that is, detection by light and distance. Where the laser system is used in order to measure the distance between two points. One that is the emission site to a second point that would be an object or surface.

In addition to that, it not only serves to measure the distance, but also to calculate the time it takes for that laser to get from its respective starting point to the target and vice versa. This being the result that we commonly observe in a high resolution 3D map to know a certain terrain.

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Usage and applications

It is important to mention that the use of LIDAR technology is currently used in endless applications, especially in those that have to do with geodesy, since it allows studying the shape and magnitude of a surface. Therefore, it is used to design the respective maps that we all know and use, but it can also be used for the following:

1. Topography

LiDAR laser technology is extremely useful and has multiple applications. One of them is topography, since it allows obtaining very detailed topographic models.

2. Cartography

It can be used as a data source for contouring and contour generation processes for digital orthophotos, for example, for cadastre or cartography.

3. Geology

Another application of LiDAR is in geology. Its use has made it possible to detect possible movements of tectonic plates, as well as faults. Also study how earthquakes occur, as well as other phenomena, such as volcanic eruptions or the evolution of glaciers.

4. Architecture

Another sector that obtains great advantages is architecture and engineering. The speed and accuracy of LiDAR data allows scanning buildings or works with complex geometries.

5. Agriculture

Agriculture has a lot to gain from LiDAR. For example, it is used for forest management, measuring tree forest masses, thus estimating the leaf surface and other geometric parameters, carrying out digital mapping of the different vegetation areas. And in precision agriculture it provides all kinds of georeferenced information.

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