SPH Engineering and GreenValley International are partnering to combine their expertise and deliver drone software technologies for LiDAR data collection and processing.
The companies align UgCS mission planning software and LiDAR360 data processing software to optimize the workflow with LiDAR data collected using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
The partnership aims to provide a full end-to-end software toolchain for airborne LiDAR applications. It includes flight planning and data collection (done with UgCS) and data processing (using LiDAR360), which are necessary for delivering meaningful results such as elevation models, terrain mapping and modeling, forestry scanning, and power line inspection.
“Manual drone flight planning does not guarantee a stable flight. Moreover, during large-scale projects, you cannot see the drone at all times,” said Alvin QIU at GreenValley International. “Automated mission planning using UgCS allows users to plan LiDAR surveys with adjustable corner radius and calibration segments, overcoming these issues and guaranteeing the results to be more accurate.”
“We decided to test LiDAR360 upon the recommendation of one of our partners,” said Alexey Dobrovolskiy, CTO at SPH Engineering. “We have evaluated multiple software packages for LiDAR data processing and found that LiDAR360 is the most universal and provides a good balance between user friendliness and professional results.”
Article originally published on www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com as New Drone Technologies Partnership for LiDAR Data Collection & Processing
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