Lidar News: Joint Government Environmental Project in Texas
Lidar technology is becoming increasingly integrated into real world environmental projects. Earlier this week, the U.S. Geological Survey’s 3D Elevation Program (USGS 3DEP) and Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) program announced a partnership with Dewberry to provide high quality lidar topographic data in support of the government programs. The project will be a joint operation with Dewberry.
The scale and scope of the project shows the high end capabilities of lidar technologies. The project calls for over 49,000 square miles of lidar data to be collected and processed in the state of Texas. This project will help FEMA provide thousands of residents with updated reference data that they can use to keep their families and property safe.”
49,000 square miles is a vast amount of area to cover and produces a tremendous amount of data to process. GreenValley International has multiple products which would be suitable for such a task. Our LiAir UAV system integrates a high accuracy LiDAR sensor with advanced navigation and positioning systems (POS). It has the ability to quickly give an accurate depiction of the topography when processed through our integrated software, LiDAR360.
Lidar software like the LiDAR360 are capable of handling such a high data processing demand.
Future government environmental projects will continue to rely on Lidar technology to quickly and efficiently provide effective solutions to these problems.