Shore's topography solutions are used to collect height and location data above water. For projects that require integrated mapping or analysis of both under- and above water areas, Shore's topography solutions can be coupled with Shore's bathymetric solutions.
The familiar LiDAR technology known from deployment under airplanes is now available in combination with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
Much higher resolution, accuracy and quality data, and at a reduced mobilisation time and costs enabling applicability in relatively small areas. Ranging from a few hectares to hundreds of hectares per day.
LiDAR provides significant advantage compared to photogrammetry in areas with a lot of vegetation or low contrast or when the area or object to be measured cannot be entered.
Shore's LiDAR sensor can be equipped with a high resolution (24-42 MP) colour camera for simultaneous collection of height data and colour images for orthophoto’s, coloured pointclouds, meshes and 3D models
Photogrammetry in combination with an UAV is an ideal solution for surveying highly three-dimensional areas and areas that are difficult to reach or map with RTK-GNSS. Pointclouds and orthophoto’s are stunning and can be used for mapping of habitats. However, photogrammetry is less suitable for the determination of heights (volumes) in areas with a lot of vegetation or low contrast (e.g. dunes, salt marshes or mud-flats). In those type of areas the LiDAR sensor is advised.
At Shore we believe in the added value of high resolution topographic data collected by flying platforms. Flying platforms are faster and provide much more detail in the strongly varying, 3D landscapes we survey. Therefore, our RTK-GNS services are restricted to point/transect measurements for validation of LiDAR/Photogrammetry projects and the connection of topography and bathymetry in area’s that cannot be surveyed by the other solutions. In some shallow areas, this is still the way to get the data in!