Lidar

Atlantic’s lidar systems are used in our mission-ready remote sensing aircraft and will soon be able to generate up to 2 million pulses of energy per second. And with our duel sled configuration, we can actually double that, allowing us to use proven technology and offer the same pulse density being marketed from emerging lidar technologies.  

One of our key principles is to be purposefully different—to refuse to do things as they always have been done and seek better solutions to best serve our clients. Because of this drive for innovation, we’ve made significant investments in technology. We have purchased 3 Galaxy Prime sensors, the most advanced sensors on the market. The new sensors have twice the laser power as previous models, allowing a higher pulse density collection, and feature two revolutionary technologies: SwathTRAK™ and PulseTRAK™.    

Technological advancements have grown lidar from a supportive technology to a foundational tool for developing robust remote sensing datasets. Enhancements in lidar hardware and post-processing techniques make lidar a valuable tool for applications beyond simple topographic data development. Lidar is frequently used for developing datasets such as bare earth elevation models, forest canopy models, engineering design, airfield obstructions, vegetation mapping, and utility management.

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Atlantic Purchases First Phase One Industrial Large-Format Camera in the USA

Huntsville, Ala. (July 8, 2020) – Atlantic recently purchased a new Phase One Industrial 280MP large-format Aerial Solution to better serve its clients. The upgrade substantially increases Atlantic’s ability to efficiently capture a large area with...

Building Footprints

Many parts of the United States are receiving new lidar data for the first time through the USGS 3DEP (3D Elevation Program). For many end-users in the GIS community, their excitement shifts quickly from excitement to contemplation. Understanding the benefits and limitations of lidar is essential to getting the most value from the information. At Atlantic, we have developed several algorithmic approaches to efficiently create additional data products from new lidar at a very reasonable cost. This blog entry will cover our approach to creating contours from lidar data.

Contour Derivatives

"Ok, I have USGS 3DEP lidar data… now, what can I do with it?" Many parts of the United States are receiving new lidar data for the first time through the USGS 3DEP (3D Elevation Program).  For many end-users in the GIS community, their...

Lidar Quality Levels

https://youtu.be/_uYSHBMdsuc Lidar Quality Levels One of the most common questions we receive regarding lidar data is “what is the difference between the Quality Level 0, 1 and 2”?  In this video, our President and CEO, Brian Mayfield breaks...

Cost Impact of Flight Restrictions: Capture Time Requirements

https://youtu.be/o_90G1qzids One of the most common misunderstandings we encounter is the assumption that all project costs are equal regardless of the time of day or season.  One thing we would like our clients to understand is that the more...

Cost Impact of Flight Restrictions: Terrain & Topography

https://youtu.be/7MdGAxNyIbg In this video series, we are aiming to explain how various geographic or client-driven requirements affect the cost of your project. Terrain and topography are obviously something we cannot change to reduce cost, but we...

Cost Impact of Flight Restrictions: Tidal Requirements

One of our goals is to help clients understand why projects vary in cost. Many factors are considered during project planning so we can best meet your needs and offer you the most competitive price. In this video, Nate Litter, CP, PMP, Associate...

Cost Impact of Flight Restrictions: Location

Ever wondered why all lidar and/or photogrammetric projects vary in cost from location to location? We have some answers for you. While most of our clients understand that the basic distance of mobilization from Atlantic’s home base is a primary...

Meet the Expert: Scott Jones

https://youtu.be/UQIbOtg-MTs With a focus on innovation and a promise to our clients to offer the best solutions at a better price, Atlantic places a heavy emphasis on investing in technologies that help us reach those goals. In our world today, we...

Atlantic’s Thoughts on the ILMF (International Lidar Mapping Forum) Conference

By: Brian Mayfield, CP, GISP, SP, GIS, President & CEO Earlier this year, Sean Higgins (SPAR 3D Editor) published his interview with RIEGL’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Dr. Andrews Ulrich, which focused on the future of aerial Lidar. The...

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