The versatility of LiDAR surveying technology
LIDAR, short for laser detection and ranging, is a surveying technology which combines 3D scanning and laser scanning. It is a versatile tool that measures the distance to a target by illuminating the target with laser light and then measuring the reflected light with a sensor. Its applications range from pollution monitoring, agriculture and archaeology, to digital mapping of building interiors, wind farm optimisation and guiding autonomous vehicles.
One leading player in the development and use of LIDAR technology is the greek company, Raymetrics. Business of Weather spoke to the company’s founder, CEO and chairman, Nikos Kontos, about the company about pollution monitoring and other applications for LIDAR technology.