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Speed: 20-30 mph
Point density: >2000 points/m²
AGL: Ground level
Acquisition time: 1.5 hrs

SCOUT-16 | Museum Mapping SLAM

Point Density: 50,000+ points per m^2
Height: ~1.5 m AGL
Speed: Walking pace (~3-4 mph)
Data Acquisition Time: 10 minutes

RANGER-XL + 4Band┃Wide Area Mapping

Point Density: 168 points per m^2
Height: 320m AGL 
Speed: 55 knots 
Data Acquisition Time: 26 minutes

Traditional Survey vs LiDAR

Explore the transformative role of LiDAR technology in urban development through EHRA’s use of the Mini-Ranger LiDAR system. This video highlights how EHRA, a leading engineering firm, utilizes drone LiDAR to revolutionize urban planning and project management. 

The Mini-Ranger system, acclaimed for its precision in terrain and vegetation data collection, enables efficient project execution and detailed site analysis, ensuring cost-effective management and enhanced flood prevention strategies.

Join Aaron Kelsey, EHRA’s Senior Survey CAD Tech and Drone Program Manager, as he discusses the system’s capacity to survey extensive areas swiftly, reducing both time and labor costs significantly. 

The reliability and high-quality data collection of the Mini-Ranger system have proven essential in multiple large-scale projects, supported by the excellent customer service from Phoenix LiDAR.

This session also covers the evolution from traditional survey methods to advanced LiDAR technology, underscoring its accuracy and the objective data crucial for drainage studies and boundary surveys. Celebrate Phoenix LiDAR’s decade of innovation and discover how their technology is pivotal in advancing urban engineering practices.

ERHA Engineering Interview on Mini-Ranger LiDAR System
Behind the Success of EHRA’s Urban Projects: The Mini-Ranger LIDAR System

Discover the revolutionary impact of LiDAR technology in urban development with EHRA’s utilization of the Mini-Ranger LiDAR system. In this video, learn how EHRA, a leading engineering firm, leverages drone LiDAR for advanced urban planning and project management. 

The Mini-Ranger system is celebrated for its precision in terrain and vegetation mapping, facilitating rapid and accurate data collection that drives efficient, cost-effective project outcomes.

Join Aaron Kelsey, EHRA’s Senior Survey CAD Tech and Drone Program Manager, as he discusses the system’s transformative effects on large-scale surveying—reducing both time and labor costs significantly. He also highlights its crucial role in flood prevention by providing detailed elevation data for effective drainage and water flow management.

The video also explores the evolution of surveying from traditional methods to cutting-edge GPS and LiDAR technologies, enhancing the reliability of data collection. With Phoenix LiDAR’s support, EHRA continues to push boundaries in urban engineering, making significant strides in project accuracy and efficiency.

Discover the groundbreaking impact of LIDAR technology in urban development with EHRA’s innovative use of the Mini-Ranger LIDAR system. In this insightful video, we delve into how EHRA, a leading engineering firm, leverages the power of Drone LIDAR and the MiniRanger system to revolutionize urban planning and project management.

The LIDAR System Transforming R.A. Smith’s Workflows

This video delves into the transformative impact of the Phoenix Mini Ranger 3 on R.A. Smith’s aerial surveying operations, a leading name in civil engineering and surveying based in Brookfield, Wisconsin. 

Adopted to enhance the efficiency of surveying expansive greenfield sites, the Mini Ranger 3 overcomes challenges posed by dense vegetation like corn, soybeans, and alfalfa, using advanced LIDAR technology. 

This state-of-the-art aerial LIDAR system stands out for its high vertical accuracy, robust point density, and reliable GPS integration, making it ideal for detailed and obstructed terrains.

R.A. Smith’s integration of the Phoenix Mini Ranger 3 has not only streamlined their workflow but also allowed them to tackle labor shortages, diversify into corridor work, and expand scanning services for public utilities. 

Backed by Phoenix’s exceptional technical support, this adoption highlights a significant shift towards more resource-efficient and precise surveying methods. The video underscores the system’s role in pushing the boundaries of civil engineering and surveying, paving the way for future advancements in LIDAR technology.

DOT Drone LiDAR Accuracy Research Cover
DOT Drone LiDAR Accuracy Research

This video features Professor Michael Starek from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, as he discusses the innovative use of drone LiDAR technology by geomatics students to map and protect coastal habitats. 

Through a detailed interview, Professor Sterk explains how they employ Phoenix LiDAR systems, including the high-end Riegl VX-1 LR sensor and the cost-effective Livox Avia, to accurately measure microtopographic changes in sensitive wetland areas. 

These drone-based systems provide crucial data for understanding coastal erosion, vegetation dynamics, and the impacts of sea level rise, with a focus on precision and the ability to capture minute changes in terrain that are vital for environmental monitoring and conservation.

The video highlights the practical applications of LiDAR in geomatics, demonstrating its significance in environmental science and the advantages of using drones over traditional aircraft for detailed and localized data collection. Professor Sterk emphasizes the career opportunities in geomatics, noting the high demand for trained professionals in this growing field.

David Evans & Associates Interview Lidar in Transportation

Explore the transformative impact of Drone LIDAR technology in revolutionizing transportation infrastructure and environmental restoration. This video delves into how high-precision LIDAR mapping is becoming essential in transportation projects, enhancing accuracy in capturing topography and uncovering hidden utilities for better planning and execution. 

Featuring real-world applications from industry leaders like David Evans and Associates, and hydrological projects led by Evan Radford, the video highlights the wide-ranging benefits of this technology.

Discover how Drone LIDAR reduces workload, improves safety for field crews through aerial scanning with drones and helicopters, and accelerates data collection. We also discuss the integration of aerial scanning with ground surveying to ensure unparalleled data accuracy and detail, crucial for comprehensive project success.

Additionally, we examine the role of advanced LIDAR software tools, like strip matching, in ensuring data quality and precision. This exploration is designed to equip professionals across industries with insights into the capabilities and advantages of Drone LIDAR technology in transforming transportation planning and environmental efforts.

Unlocking the Power of Drone LIDAR: Transforming Transportation Projects. The world of transportation infrastructure is undergoing a profound transformation, and at the heart of this revolution is Drone LIDAR technology. This groundbreaking innovation is fundamentally reshaping the way we approach transportation projects, providing unparalleled precision and accuracy in high-precision mapping. In our comprehensive exploration, we delve into the captivating realm of Drone LIDAR. We start by unraveling the core concepts, introducing you to the technology’s essence, and highlighting why it’s becoming an indispensable tool in various industries.

LiDAR Selection Guide

Are you tired of sifting through endless options and specifications to find the right drone lidar sensor for your needs? Look no further! Our comprehensive selection guide takes the guesswork out of the process, helping you make informed decisions about which sensor is best suited for your project.

Our guide offers a detailed overview of the key features and benefits of various drone lidar sensors, including their range, accuracy, and data output capabilities.