Skeena Geomatics

Surveyors & Hydrographers

Airborne Lidar

In an attempt to map shorelines and riparian areas, Skeena Geomatics acquired an airborne lidar system suitable for both fixed wing and helicopter applications. We utilized this lidar system to acquire bare earth models of areas ‘just beyond’ what we could normally capture using a vessel based lidar system. We found that the perspective from the air allowed us to define the area ‘beyond the banks’ allowing our clients to better quantify water flooding patterns and flood forecast models.

Since then, Skeena Geomatics has utilized the lidar system for corridor mapping of highways and powerlines.