LiDAR technology has been around since the 1960’s when laser scanners were mounted to planes. It wasn’t until the late 1980’s, with the introduction of commercially viable GPS systems, that LiDAR data became a useful tool for providing accurate geospatial measurements.

Here we take you through the basics of LiDAR – what is it, how does it work and what can it be used for?

LiDAR is a remote sensing technology which uses the pulse from a laser to collect measurements which can then be used to create 3D models and maps of objects and environments.