New Riegl VQ-1560 II-S LiDAR Scanner for RPS in Australia
13 October 2021 | 2 min read
RPS now has the most advanced aerial LiDAR scanning technology in the Australian market, taking delivery of a new Riegl VQ-1560 II-S Dual LiDAR Waveform Processing Scanning System this week.
Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is method of mapping that allows high levels of detail to be recorded about environmental features such as topography, vegetation, buildings and infrastructure.
Fixed to a light aircraft, aerial LiDAR scanners shoot laser light pulses at the ground and measure their return to develop a detailed model of built and natural features.
Using aerial LiDAR capture and processing, RPS’ Australian-based aerial mapping team supports clients to record detailed spatial datasets that inform decision-making about development and environmental resource management.
The new Riegl scanner provides a significant leap forward for LiDAR capture efficiency and data density with the capability to achieve more than 2.66 million measurements per second on the ground, and ultra-high point densities of up to 60 points per square metre.
Investing in the equipment gives RPS the flexibility to complete ultra-wide area mapping at high altitudes–a key benefit when mapping large land areas for forestry and agricultural land uses.
“The Riegl VQ-1560 II-S is the most advanced scanning system in the Australian market, not just in terms of the amount of detail that can be captured (point density), but also the flexibility it offers,” says RPS Australian Mapping and GIS Manager, Ivan Salhus.
“We can now offer higher point density datasets when our clients need–for example in forestry where land managers will be able to assess overall canopy and tree growth in more detail than has ever been possible before.
Founded in 1970, RPS, A Tetra Tech Company (RPS) is a leading global professional services firm of 5,000 consultants and service providers. Operating in 125 countries, working across six continents we define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.
RPS delivers a broad range of services in six sectors: property, energy, transport, water, defence and government services and resources. Services provided across RPS' six sectors cover twelve service clusters: project and program management, design and development, water services, environment, advisory and management consulting, exploration and development, planning and approvals, health, safety and risk, oceans and coastal, laboratories, training and communications, creative and digital services.
RPS stands out for its clients by using its deep expertise to solve problems that matter, making them easy to understand. Making complex easy.
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