Accuracies Amaze the Experts
Tough test of lidar sensors and aerial platforms

LiDAR Magazine featured an article written by Kyle King, chief of surveys for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and Mark Meade, senior vice president at NV5 Geospatial, and presented at INTERGEO 2020.  This featured article highlights LiDAR performance and accuracy, utilizing RIEGL sensors.

In 2019, NV5 Geospatial professionals, NV5 transportation and unmanned teams, and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), began discussions that led to groundbreaking research into LiDAR performance and accuracy over a two-mile stretch of rural roadway in Oklahoma.

The intent of this project was to understand the horizontal and vertical accuracy of point clouds generated from three types of lidar sensors that are flown at different altitudes, develop detailed statistics for LiDAR accuracy on hard surfaces and compare the results to those on soft surfaces, and to evaluate the qualitative aspects of the point clouds in terms of applicability to multiple project types.

Click the link below to read the full article and see how RIEGL sensors contributed to this project and the research on the stunning accuracy and performance of LiDAR technology!

Accuracies Amaze the Experts – LIDAR Magazine

About RIEGL:

RIEGL is an international leading provider of cutting-edge technology in airborne, mobile, terrestrial, industrial and unmanned laser scanning solutions.

RIEGL has been producing LiDAR systems commercially for over 40 years and focuses on pulsed time-of-flight laser radar technology in multiple wavelengths.

RIEGL’s core Smart-Waveform technologies provide pure digital LiDAR signal processing, unique methodologies for resolving range ambiguities, multiple targets per laser shots, optimum distribution of measurements, calibrated amplitudes and reflectance estimates, as well as the seamless integration and calibration of systems.

RIEGL’s Ultimate LiDARTM 3D scanners offer a wide array of performance characteristics and serve as a platform for continuing Innovation in 3D for the LiDAR industry.

From the first inquiry, to purchase and integration of the system, as well as training and support, RIEGL maintains an outstanding history of reliability and support to their customers.

Worldwide sales, training, support and services are delivered from RIEGL’s headquarters in Austria; main offices in the USA, Japan, China, Australia, Canada and UK; and a worldwide network of representatives.

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