“We are extremely pleased to offer such a capability to our clients,” says Michael Sitar, Optech’s Airborne Survey Products Manager. “Optimizing lidar data accuracies by minimizing flight-line to flight-line variations is a standard workflow process. By incorporating our proprietary lidar optical models, we are able to offer a workflow that enables raw lidar point files to be exported directly to value-added software without further refinement. This can pay dividends in maximizing the efficiency of the lidar production environment.”
Optech LMS also includes pre- and post-rectification results, as well as relative and absolute accuracy comparisons. Results are available as a project deliverable in the form of reports, plots and graphic comparisons. Coupled with robust underlying algorithms that have been field-proven for more than two years, it largely eliminates the need for independent calibration flight regimes.