Mobile LiDAR

You have a need for speed. At one million survey-quality points per second, Mobile LiDAR accelerates project delivery.

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April 2010 article in POB Magazine

Mobile LiDAR is a noninvasive, state-of-the-art laser scanning solution that is ideal for civil engineering firms, transportation or utility entities, or government agencies managing route projects. Project applications include 3-D asset inventory/mapping, GIS mapping, as-built surveys, engineering design, digital terrain models, planimetrics, 3-D modeling, engineering/route selection, vegetation surveys, crossing surveys, 3-D corridor mapping for preliminary engineering, and obstruction surveys.

SAM was an early adopter of Mobile LiDAR, an innovative mapping solution that incorporates the most advanced LiDAR sensors, cameras and position/navigation to collect survey-quality point data quickly and accurately. Our Mobile LiDAR vehicles utilize two 360-degree LiDAR sensors, high-resolution cameras, GPS receivers, and an Inertial Measuring Unit (IMU) to provide data density spacing from 0.01 foot with efficient acquisition of millions of 3-D design points per minute, far exceeding the efficiency of traditional survey methods.

This non-invasive, state-of-the-art mobile mapping solution is ideal for civil engineering firms or government agencies managing route projects. Other applications include: Positive Train Control (PTC) mapping; corridor project work, including roadway and rail transportation, pipelines and electric transmission lines; construction management for design-build; FAA airport design and layout plans; harbor and shoreline mapping; and streetscape design.

Cost Savings
Mobile LiDAR can gather all required data point measurements in one setting, eliminating the need for additional mobilization costs.

Time Savings
Our mobile mapping solution gives us the ability to collect up to 1,000,000 points per second, compared to one point every few seconds with traditional survey technologies.

Enhanced Accuracy
The system provides designers with a more complete picture of the project with highly accurate point density measurements and the ability to locate features that are inaccessible with current technology.

Increased Safety
Data can be collected remotely, day or night, removing the need for traffic diversion caused by traditional surveying activities and increasing safety for project personnel and the general public.