Historic Preservation LiDAR Scanning Applications

Flight Specifications: altitude 200’, speed 20mph
Flight Specifications: altitude 200’, speed 20mph

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.

Infrastructure

RedTail UAV LiDAR Infrastructure Mapping Application

Designed specifically for small unmanned aerial vehicles, the RedTail LiDAR System is a superior point cloud generation tool that can help you survey, map, analyze and monitor all of your infrastructure projects.

​The RedTail LiDAR System quickly creates high resolution point clouds which can be imported directly into mapping, design, and engineering software solutions, allowing you to assess and complete your infrastructure projects more effectively.

​From power lines and pipelines, to railways and roadways, data collected with the RedTail LiDAR System can be used to:

  • create detailed topographic maps
  • perform boundary surveys
  • inspect and monitor conditions of existing infrastructure
  • collect accurate position information of wires, structures, vegetation and terrain
  • improve maintenance planning and scheduling for screws and equipment
  • monitor vegetation and terrain changes around power lines and pipelines
  • monitor environmental conditions before and after an infrastructure development project
  • evaluate how new structures will integrate into an existing landscape

The RedTail LiDAR System is the optimal solution for your infrastructure surveying, mapping, inspecting, analyzing, and monitoring needs.

Construction

RedTail drone liDAR Construction Application

Designed specifically for small unmanned aerial vehicles, the RedTail LiDAR System is a superior point cloud generation tool that can help you manage all stages of the construction process.

​With no interference to operations or construction activities, the RedTail LiDAR System quickly creates high resolution point clouds which can be imported directly into construction and architectural software solutions.

​From roadways and waterways, to airports and commercial development projects, data collected with the RedTail LiDAR System can be used to:

  • ​conceptualize designs
  • evaluate sightlines and distances
  • complete topographic maps and boundary surveys
  • confirm as-bid conditions
  • determine flood elevations
  • map vegetation and wetlands to support environmental assessment studies
  • monitor construction impacts
  • survey projects in hazardous areas without endangering the crew or the public
  • document as-built plan

The RedTail LiDAR System is the optimal solution for construction project planning, mapping, and monitoring.