LiDAR

LiDAR Services

Licensed surveyors and engineering firms across the US are turning to FlyGuys for their LiDAR drone services needs. Our expert services and best in class sensors can save you a significant amount of both time and money.

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500 acres per day

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Riegl sensors

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What We Do

FlyGuys provides remote sensing services, consultation, and rental services to clients nationwide. With an integrated team of geospatial experts, in-house project managers, and a vast network of professional pilots, we are ready to deploy when and where you need us.

Using the best equipment such as the Riegl MiniVux LiDAR sensor, FlyGuys can scan up to 500 acres per day. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality aerial imaging data with a quick turnaround, all with competitive and affordable pricing structures.

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Understanding LiDAR

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a remote sensing method used to detect objects in real space with a high level of precision and accuracy. In the UAV LiDAR process, a drone flies over a specified area sending out laser pulses onto a surface at a rate of 100k-3 million pulses per second. After measuring the time it takes for the signal to return, LiDAR Data is electronically compiled with GPS data and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) data to create a digital representation of the scanned area in a point file format used by professional surveyors to create a great number of deliverables for their clients.

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FlyGuys offered wonderful data and service at a great value point. Easy navigation of their online platform, quick coordination about needs and offerings, and professional collection and sharing of products made for a fantastic resource in developing our projects.

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Diode Ventures
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FlyGuys performed an aerial LiDAR collection that was used to create a topographical map for our client. Their team helped us achieve a fast, accurate result over a large and densely vegetated area.

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BMA Engineers
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We needed a quick turnaround on a substantial LiDAR data collection project. FlyGuys responded and arranged the service quickly. The work was performed professionally and we received high-quality assets. We will be working with FlyGuys for the foreseeable future.

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William Hayes
Owner
Hayes Surveyors

Applications for LiDAR

Professionals use LiDAR across different fields for a variety of applications, such as:

  • Agriculture
  • Archaeology
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Biology and Conservation
  • Geology and Soil Science
  • Law Enforcement
  • Military
  • Mining
  • Solar
  • Professional Surveyors
  • Forestry Management
  • Oil and Gas
  • Professional Engineers
  • Land Development
  • Building Modeling
  • Railway Inspection
Uav Lidar Digital Elevation Model

A digital elevation model rendered from a collected point cloud then uploaded into a GIS system. The model helps in planning for many different project types, including farming, land management, civil engineering and construction.

Uav Lidar Point Cloud

A point cloud collected in one pass of a LiDAR drone. This image shows all the surroundings/environment above ground before filtering into a ground layer.

LiDAR Sample Files

Download representative samples of data produced by our UAV LiDAR services.

Uses for LiDAR

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Density Measurement

LiDAR-equipped drones can reach ground surfaces through small openings in the canopy of foliage and plant life, capturing data difficult to collect by traditional methods – especially useful for industries such as agriculture, forestry, surveying, and land management / development.

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Detailed Detection

LiDAR-equipped drones can fly at low altitudes and reach ground surfaces through heavy vegetation, enabling precise collection of locational data. This is especially valuable for archaeology, forestry, land development, and energy and utilities.

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Right of Way Encroachment (ROW) & Utility Corridor Planning

With the ability to obtain highly-detailed elevation data, LiDAR helps licensed professionals with terrain mapping when planning utilities or construction projects. It can help those professionals in ongoing ROW encroachment monitoring by exposing tree canopies hanging over transmission lines, allowing asset managers to quickly pinpoint and address critical service needs.

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Elevation Modeling

LiDAR data can be used by licensed professionals to create high-precision 3D models that deliver robust information not possible by traditional means, such as finding the low points on farmland for irrigation planning. Useful for many industries, including land management, agriculture, civil engineering, and construction.

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Environmental & Coastal Restoration

LIDAR technology captures critical data that helps licensed professionals protect and restore vulnerable coastlines. Through consistent flights over an area, ongoing patterns of erosion, coastline shifts, and other changes can be detected over time and managed accordingly.

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Volumetrics

LiDAR drone technology can be used to collect data that will enable licensed professionals to measure the volume contained within an area. Helpful for mining, aggregate stockpile measurement, dredging, landfills, industrial sites, or other locations where volume measurement is vital.

Working with FlyGuys

FlyGuys offers a variety of LiDAR systems adaptable to individual needs.

Our LiDAR Sensors

Our LiDAR equipped drones can scan between 400 and 700 acres per day, per team. We currently offer data collection through two types of sensors.

LIDARUSA Riegl MiniVUX Sensor

This system’s specifications include relative accuracy of up to 15 millimeters and precision of 10 millimeters, 200 kHz pulse repetition rate and a scan speed of up to 100,000 scans per second. This option is ideal for licensed professionals who need high accuracy and high precision data collection.

Green Valley LiAir V70

This flexible scanner’s specifications include relative accuracy of 10 centimeters and 240,000 points per second for first return. This lower-cost option may be selected when licensed professionals don’t need the same degree of data collection precision and accuracy.

ROCK Robotic R2A Sensor

The ROCK R2A is a complete aerial mapping solution, integrating the new Livox Avia sensor, with a Novatel GNSS, high-accuracy Inertial Labs IMU and a 24MP Sony camera.

Our Nationwide Pilot Network

We have a nationwide network of licensed, insured pilots available to help capture all types of data including LiDAR, each with a valid FAA Part 107 certification.

Complete Consultation and Project Design

FlyGuys will work with your team to match our capabilities to your needs, providing the highest-quality output possible. When we sit down with you to discuss your project, it’s important we fully understand your needs to get the best results.

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Although FlyGuys is not a licensed professional for engineering or surveying purposes, our company has acquired particular experience in working with licensed engineering and surveying professionals to provide our LiDAR Data Collection services.

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