HAKS Offers Clients Mobile LiDAR

Mobile Lidar2Contributed by Ken Stigner, PLS, PP

In October 2012, after being retired from space flight, the Space Shuttle Endeavour made a crosstown journey from the Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center in Exposition Park.  A new technology known as Mobile LiDAR (for light detecting and ranging) was used to identify and map obstructions so that the shuttle could maneuver through city streets and arrive intact.  LiDAR is a remote sensing technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser and analyzing the reflected light to create a detailed map of the landscape.  HAKS has recently added Mobile LiDAR to our land surveying and mapping service portfolio.  Continue Reading…