Topographic LiDAR allows the direct measurement of the ground surface and objects above the ground, providing accurate elevation models of all ground types, from bare ground to jungle. The 3D model created by topographic LiDAR provides information on the ground elevation as well as objects on the ground, allowing topography, built structures, and vegetation all to be mapped precisely in three dimensions.
To date, Leading Edge Geomatics has collected over 450,000km² of wide-area topographic LiDAR. Our topographic LiDAR experience spans the continent, from the far north to the far south, and in all types of topography, from plains to mountains. Our Operations team has successfully flown projects of sizes ranging from complete subnational jurisdictions to localized sites. Our ground survey team coordinates with our flight crews to provide active and passive control in all areas, from the most sparsely populated to the most densely populated. Our Geospatial Processing Solutions team has likewise provided the full range of processing steps to the data for projects of all sizes, from raw data processing, to alignment, classification, and derived product generation.
Bathymetric LiDAR extends the reach of topographic LiDAR to cover over water, allowing collection of elevation data from lakes, rivers, and the near shore. Leading Edge Geomatics was an early adopter of bathymetric LiDAR, partnering with the Advanced Geomatics Research Group to use the Chiroptera II, an innovative topo-bathymetric LiDAR system which simultaneously captures topographic and bathymetric LiDAR data as well as high-resolution imagery. Leading Edge has since extended its capacity with the purchase of a Riegl VQ-880GII, equipped with a 4-band camera system. Our Operations team has experience with the demanding requirements and active environment inherent in bathymetric LiDAR collection, successfully collecting bathymetric LiDAR projects throughout the Eastern Seaboard. Our Geospatial Processing Solutions team has been at the forefront of bathymetric data alignment and classification technology and methodology.
Aerial photography is a widely used and accurate technique of remote sensing. It allows us to identify and evaluate patterns at the finest of spatial scales. The imagery can be used to produce comprehensive topographic datasets.
With seven aircraft in our fleet, we deploy the latest camera systems that are individually paired with gyro-stabilized platforms to guarantee quality imagery, high accuracy, and maximum collection efficiency. Individually tailored to our customers’ needs, imagery is transformed by the Leading Edge Geomatics team into a variety of unique products, including;
Leading Edge Geomatics’ data processing cycle consists of taking existing raw data from internal or external sources and feeding it through a process to produce actionable insights for our clients. The experience in quality control and processing skills within our Geospatial Processing Solutions department ensures that accurate and desired datasets are achieved for the end user. This data can be leveraged to make real-time project and resource decisions. A wide variety of output formats can be requested including, but not limited to; .las, .laz, .tif, .xyz and .shp.