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Drone based LiDAR services extended with DJI Zenmuse

1 September 2021

2021 continues to be a leap forward in drone-based UAV LiDAR at Interpine. To complement their two Emesent Hovermap LiDAR units they have also recently purchased the DJI Zenmuse L1 LiDAR + RGB solution for the DJI Matrice 300 RTK. Simultaneous collection of high-resolution 20MP 1-inch CMOS RGB camera with Livox LiDAR module and high accuracy IMU provides a solution to better serve their clients.

This unit enhances their forest inventory, drone UAV and LiDAR services providing a glimpse that the future is now as we continue to shape the forests of today with the technology of tomorrow.

From the air, this unit provides high-efficiency LiDAR collection covering 100-200 ha in a single 30-minute flight with 50% to 20% overlap respectively depending on the requirements based on its 70-degree field of view. Supporting up to 3 returns and detection ranges up to 450m, it is able to extract terrain under the tree canopy while extracting forest resource measurement when combined with Interpine’s innovative LiDAR processing solutions.

Combined with their RTK GPS precision from the DJI Matrice 300RTK this provides a complete solution that provides real-time 3D data throughout the day, efficiently capturing the details of complex structures and delivering highly accurate reconstructed models.

“We’ve been capturing and using LiDAR since 2008 from manned aircraft, pioneering the adoption of LiDAR across the forestry and land management sectors. With the recent purchase of two Emesent Hovermap LiDAR and now the DJI Zenmuse L1 LiDAR, Interpine has a comprehensive suite of LiDAR sensors for ground, vehicle and drone-based data capture” said David Herries, Director and GM of Interpine.

“From below the canopy or above, the system integration of both the Emesent Hovermap and Zenmuse L1 sensors with the DJI drone ecosystem was a key choice in developing our LiDAR services and is a game-changer for forest resource assessment and drone-based LiDAR operations. Finally, LiDAR at any scale is within economic reach of natural resources, conservation, and the forestry sectors”

Source: Interpine

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