LiDAR Services

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

  • 500 acres per day
  • Riegl sensors
  • Ask about volume discounts

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.

William Hayes
Owner, Hayes Surveyors

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What We Do

We provide remote sensing services, consultation, and rental services to clients nationwide. With our geospatial experts, our in-house project managers, in-house pilots, and our vast network of professional pilots, we are ready to deploy when and where you need us.

We use best in class equipment, including the Riegl MiniVux LiDAR sensor and can scan up to 500 acres per day. We pride ourselves on providing high quality, fast turnaround, and best in class pricing structures.

Understanding LiDAR

LiDAR (light detection and ranging) is a remote sensing method that can detect objects in real space with relatively high precision and accuracy, depending on the LiDAR unit’s specifications. UAV LiDAR involves a drone flying over a set area while a sensor sends out laser pulses at a rate of 100k-3million pulses per second onto a surface and measuring the time it takes for the signal to return. LiDAR Data is electronically compiled with GPS data and data from the inertial measurement unit (IMU) to create a digital representation of the scanned area in a point file format, which professional surveyors can then use to build a great number of deliverables for their clients.


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

Jeff Collins, P.S.
BMA Engineers

Applications for LiDAR

What is LiDAR used for? Many different fields and professionals use LiDAR for a variety of applications, below is a list of some of these:

UAV LiDAR - FlyGuys turnkey UAV LiDAR services create digital elevation models rendered from a collected point cloud

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 - a point cloud collected in one pass of a FlyGuys LiDAR drone

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

Representative samples of the data produced by our UAV LiDAR services.

Uses for LiDAR include:

  • Density Measurement. LiDAR-equipped drones can reach the ground surface through small openings in the canopy, foliage and plant-life, capturing depth data that’s hard to collect by traditional methods – useful for industries such as Agriculture, Forestry, Surveying, and Land Management/ Development.
  • Detailed Detection. LiDAR equipped drones can fly at low altitudes and reach ground through heavy vegetation, enabling precise collection of locational data. This is especially valuable for Archaeology, Forestry, Land Development, and Energy & Utilities.
  • Volumetrics. LiDAR drone technology can be used to collect data that will enable licensed professionals to measure the volume contained within an area. Good for mining and aggregates stockpiles, dredging, landfills and industrial sites, or any location where volume measurement is vital.
  • Elevation Modeling. LiDAR data can be used by licensed professionals to create high-precision 3D models that deliver robust information not possible with traditional means, like finding the low points on farmland for irrigation planning. Useful for many industries, including Land Management, Agriculture, Civil Engineering, and Construction.
  • Environmental & Coastal Restoration. LIDAR technology captures critical data that helps licensed professionals protect and restore vulnerable coastlines and by flying an area multiple times ongoing patterns of erosion, coastline shifts, and other changes can be detected over time and managed accordingly.
  • 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.

Working with FlyGuys

LiDAR systems vary greatly, some systems are more accurate than others. Some provide a higher density of points than others.

Our LiDAR Sensors

Our LiDAR equipped drones can scan between 400 and 700 acres per day, per team, and we can tackle any size project. 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 when licensed professionals need high accuracy and high precision data collected.

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.

Our Nationwide Pilot Network

We have a nationwide network of licensed, insured pilots available to help capture all types of data including LiDAR. Each pilot utilized by FlyGuys has their FAA Part 107 Certification.

Discussing Your Project

When we sit down with you to discuss your project, to get the best results, it’s important we understand your needs.

Schedule a Free Consultation for LiDAR Services

Contact us now for a free consultation or quote by calling us at 1-888-376-6965 or fill out the form below to get your LiDAR project started.

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