Image Courtesy: National Geographic

Whilst most of our work is in mining, we came across this interesting infographic and thought to share it to illustrate how LiDAR can be applied in different industries, such as archaeology.

LiDAR is a technology that has been around for a long time now, but it has only recently been applied to the areas of archaeology. It is a non-invasive scanning technique that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to create a three-dimensional rendering of the objects being scanned.

Many of the buildings and artifacts of Mesoamerica’s civilizations have been hidden by lush rainforest vegetation. Now the technology of LiDAR has helped archaeologists to unearth these hidden gems.

Not only can LiDAR technology be used to scan heavy tree canopies; it can also be used in inaccessible locations that are either too high, too deep, too steep, or have blocked access. This is how we use LiDAR through various applications such as drone-mounted, vehicle-mounted, winched, and hand-held. You can find us in industries other than archaeology, such as mining, farming, and agriculture.

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