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Discover the Future of Terrain Intelligence & Digital Twins with our Premier LiDAR Drone Services

Whether it's unveiling hidden archaeological marvels beneath dense forests, meticulously mapping urban landscapes for tomorrow's cities, or safeguarding communities by predicting landslides and floods, our state-of-the-art LiDAR imaging captures the world with unparalleled precision.

 

Dive into a realm where every contour, elevation, and structure is revealed with astounding clarity. From forestry to urban planning, coastlines to mountain peaks, revolutionize your insights and decisions with the power of our aerial LiDAR technology.

How does LiDAR work?

LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) mapping utilizes laser pulses to measure distances between the drone and the ground, crafting highly detailed and accurate three-dimensional maps. By emitting thousands of these pulses every second, LIDAR captures unparalleled topographic data, even penetrating dense vegetation.

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Turn millions of data points into actionable information

Our equipment utilizes lasers to collect thousands of points of data per second. We then leverage proprietary software to convert millions of those data points into real world imagery that can be measured, viewed, and utilized for hundreds of industrial applications. 

Our 3 Step Process for Quality

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Data Collection

LiDAR, or Light Detection and Ranging, operates on a fascinating principle of illuminating a target area with laser light and measuring the reflection that returns to the sensor. As the drone traverses the landscape, thousands of laser pulses are emitted every second. Each pulse's time of flight, the duration between emission and reception, is meticulously recorded. Given that the speed of light is constant, by measuring this time interval, we then calculate precise distances between the drone and the ground below to reveal detailed information about the landscape.

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Data Processing

The true marvel lies in processing this raw LiDAR data. We utilize advanced algorithms and software to analyze each laser reflection's time stamp, the drone's precise location and orientation at that moment. Through a sophisticated fusion of these data points, a raw 'point cloud' is generated—a three-dimensional representation of the surveyed area. This point cloud contains millions of points, each representing a laser's reflection off an object on the ground creating a 3D model of the world.

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Data Quality

Once we've collected the raw point cloud data, our expert team begins to refine the data. We meticulously filter out noise, which might include reflections from birds or atmospheric disturbances. Leveraging our advanced geospatial techniques, we transform the point cloud into high-resolution digital elevation models, contours, and other valuable map formats that are immediately available to our customers.

 

At Back Forty Aerial Solutions, we pride ourselves on our precision and attention to detail. Through our rigorous processes and state-of-the-art technology, we consistently deliver maps with an accuracy down to an impressive 3 centimeters, ensuring our clients can make decisions rooted in unparalleled clarity and confidence.

Quality Data Solutions

Density Measurement

Drone-collected LiDAR data can accurately gauge the density of forests or urban areas by measuring the frequency and distribution of laser reflections. This data is invaluable for forestry management, assessing urban sprawl, and understanding habitat distributions.

3D Modeling

LiDAR drones produce high-resolution maps, capturing intricate details of natural and man-made features, often inaccessible to traditional methods. Archaeologists and land developers benefit from these detailed maps to uncover hidden artifacts or to plan infrastructure projects.

Volumetrics

With LiDAR-equipped drones, precise volume calculations of stockpiles, excavations, or water bodies can be made, supporting industries like mining, construction, and hydrology. Mining companies and land developers, in particular, use volumetric analysis to assess ore reserves and track excavation progress.

Elevation Mapping

Using LiDAR-equipped drones, accurate 3D models of terrains and landscapes can be constructed, highlighting elevation changes and gradients. Construction industries and land surveyors rely on this data for site selection, design, drainage considerations and project management.

Public Utility Inspections

Drones equipped with LiDAR can identify overgrown vegetation near power lines or assess the structural integrity of utility infrastructure from a safe distance. Utility companies leverage this capability to ensure the safety and efficiency of power transmission and distribution systems.

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