Historic Preservation LiDAR Scanning Applications
RedTail’s Drone-based LiDAR has changed the way historic preservation is approached by employing the latest aerial scanning technologies.
Marrying technology and history, preservationists, historians, natural resource managers, and archaeologists are adopting the use of drone-based LiDAR to assist with the tasks of resource mapping, development, management, and monitoring.
Designed specifically for small unmanned aerial vehicles, the RedTail LiDAR System combines the agility and operability of a drone with a superior point cloud generation tool. Together, they create high resolution, highly accurate 3D point clouds of your cultural and historical sites.
The power of LiDAR imaging for historic preservation is the ability to create accurately georeferenced point clouds of historically important sites. Data collected can be used to: 1) detect large-scale features, such as mounds, foundations, and spatial patterns, 2) provide precise three-dimensional measurements of structures, 3) safely assess structures in remote and dangerous areas, 4) quickly archive documentation of structures to guide preservation and rehabilitation decisions following a disaster, and 5) when paired with GIS and 3D modeling software, can create an immersive visualization experience.
The RedTail LiDAR System is the optimal solution for cultural and historical imaging. With a pulse repetition rate of up to 400,000 pulses per second, even ground- point distribution, superior ranging capability and optimized scan angles, the RedTail LiDAR System simplifies even the most challenging of cultural and historical landscape 3D mapping missions.
High-Resolution Point Cloud
Flight Specifications: altitude 100’, speed 13mph
The RedTail LiDAR System –
incorporating LiDAR technology licensed from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory – is designed to provide high-resolution imaging from multicopters, hybrid, and fixed-wing UAVs.