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What is LIDAR?

It is an acronym for Light Detection and Ranging. It is a remote sensing technology that uses the energy from scanner which emits light to collect information on the Earth’s surface. This light will hit any objects on the earth’s surface and return back to the sensor. Basically, it measures the distances and time taken to travel to the earth’s surface. 


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Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, built by cloud points (overlayed with Aerial image) taken by LIDAR sensor

In addition to the x, y, and z (3-D) data, the LiDAR point cloud also carries information on the type of surfaces that reflects the laser pulse. By classifying the signature of the reflected laser pulse various objects can be identified, example vegetation, bare earth, concrete, water etc.

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For areas of Brunei within our coverage, we have the capability and expertise to create custom LiDAR data applications. 

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Case study - Cloud points on Powerline towers