Survey Instruments for Drones

Diverse surveying needs for aerial 3D mapping
that only lightweight UAV LiDAR solutions can meet.

LiDAR technology has proven its efficiency in providing precise aerial surveying. With laser sensors that can be mounted on UAV’s and other light aircraft, we can now generate 3D mapping data. The technical applications are steadily increasing and diverse. Use case for fields such as environmental, forestry, mining, civil engineering, archeology and corridor mapping abound and we are only scratching the surface for what these solutions can do. However, most LiDAR systems are heavy (20 to 100 kg) and can only be operated from a utility plane or helicopter. Due to high operational costs, these kinds of sensors are not cost effective for small area surveying.

YellowScan advantage

YellowScan is the world’s lightest stand-alone surveying solution for drones and other ultra-light aircraft.

YellowScan’s LiDAR solutions are less cumbersome and easier to use then other LiDAR technology such as Photogrammetry based systems and even works in low-contrast or shadowy situations.

Our aerial approach can cover a zone faster and with a more homogeneous result than traditional ground mapping techniques using terrestrial or mobile technologies. The YellowScan image-processing suite can quickly convert raw data into georeference point cloud resources and technical support enables you to get operational fast.

YellowScan Lidar systems are ideally suited for :

  • Small areas (<10 km2 or 100km linear)
  • Under vegetation
  • Hard-to-access zone (by foot or airplane)
  • Data needed in near real time / frequently / regularly
  • Accuracy range 5-50 cm

It complements well Photogrammetry and/or Aerial Lidar which are recomended for larger projects. For centimetric projects, standard terrestrial survey is recommended.