At LiDAR Scotland, we deploy industry leading technology to ensure that we capture data and produce deliverables as agreed. Our unique in house planning and post processing procedures have been designed to maximise the benefits of LiDAR technology. We are able to turn around data in as little as 24 hours with our dedicated 128GB RAM workstations with industry leading threadripper NVIDIA graphics cards. We have over 80TB of dedicated disc space to manage the huge file sizes that we process and store.
Our flagships drones for data capture are 2 two DJI M300 RTK enterprise drones. The M300 are industry leading drones that can operate in the toughest environments. Built with safety in mind, they boast multiple redundancy systems which makes them amongst the safest drones on the market. With the option to interchange sensors as well as mount upto 3 sensors, the M300 is a truly diverse piece of kit. Added to this is it’s inbuilt cm level accuracy RTK (real time kinematics) systems as well as the option for precise PPK (post processing kinematics). Using either helps ensure that your data has both high local and global accuracy.
Our LiDAR sensor of choice is the DJI Zenmuse L1. The L1 sensors works seamlessly with the onboard RTK precision. This allows us to cover large areas of land with accuracy of to within 100mm on the x&y axis and 50mm on the z axis. Both accuracies are more precise than the RICS banding categories for soft standing terrain. What’s more is that the L1 sensor also enables us to simultaneously captured photogrammetry datasets. Using in house post production processes, we can use photogrammetry to further align the LiDAR data and improve the accuracy to within an RMSE of 50mm.
Our office team have access to high powered workstations equipped with AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 32-Core processors, 128GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards. In other words powerful hardware that can quickly crunch large and complex datasets. We use a range of industry specific softwares to turn the raw data into the agreed deliverables with an average turnaround of 48hours after data acquisition.