Laser Scanning in the World of Geomatics
No one single tool has affected "Geomatics" aka "Land Surveying" more than terrestrial laser scanning (LiDAR). The fact is, LiDAR has been around for over 50 years. Airborne LiDAR, that is. But it was not disruptive to the conventional Land Surveyor. The use of airborne LiDAR was typically confined to large tracks of land and mostly used to produce topography.
With the introduction of terrestrial (land-based) LiDAR and the labeling "Geomatics," this combination became disruptive. Disruptive in the fact that surveyors no longer looked at the practice of surveying as just addressing land boundaries, occupation or routes.
Terrestrial LiDAR scanning has in fact opened a world of possibilities for those qualified to measure and accurately represent geospatial information. Areas like Building Information Modeling, Historic Preservation and Archeological digs are now commonly embracing the use of conventional survey techniques coupled with LiDAR.
This webinar will discuss how the combination of terrestrial LiDAR and Geomatics has been disruptive and the opportunities available for those willing to embrace the technology.