Drone Aerial Mapping Payloads


Lite 16 Lidar System

This is one of the lightest, most compact lidar systems on the market.  Complete with GPS receivers, base station, and all the software to complete small parcel projects.  

Lite 16 only works with the M200 (series) V1.  Check out the Mini Lidar Package


Do you want to see what Mini can do for your business?  

Lite 8 Compact Lidar System

This system the upgrade to the Lite 16 system.  Mini Plus boasts longer ranges, more returns, higher point density and increased resolution. 

Lite 8 also only works with the M200 (series) V1.  Check out the Mini Lidar Package


Do you want to see what PLUS can do for your business?  

Velodyne VLP 16 Systems

Velodyne VLP16 lidar systems is the entry level system for mobile and drone aerial scanning.  

These systems can be configured to go on a drone, boat, car, ATV, or backpack.  

Pick your configuration and work package to meet your needs.  We support Trimble Business Center and Hexagon workflows.  


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Quanergy M8 Systems

Like the Lite 8 System, the Quanergy M8 System offers some advancements over Velodyne at the same size.  

The added returns assist with vegetation management mapping applications.  The extended range increases field collection efficiency and safety standoffs.  The higher point density further increases data fidelity and object classification.  

This affordable lidar sensor is a must-have for businesses starting out in the topography mapping and reality capture businesses.  

Come discover what you can do with a Quanergy M8 System.

Velodyne HDL32e Systems

The HDL 32e is a scanning workhorse.  While having the same returns and accuracy as the VLP 16 it has 32 LED elements for increased scanning capability.  While widely used in UAS Lidar mapping, many customers like to use this sensor for road and infrastructure scanning due tot he wealth if point cloud information this system can provide.  

Do you want to see what you can scan with an HDL32e Sensor?

Riegl MiniVux (series)

Riegl MiniVux is the first jump into professional grade mapping sensors.  MiniVux provides superior 5 returns, high intensity sensitivity, and modest accuracy.  The miniVux meets most engineering mapping specifications and can be used on most projects.  

The Minivux also offers longer ranges for better field collection rates.  

These solutions can be built to support either Trimble Business Center or other geospatial workflows.  

Want to see what MiniVux systems can do for you?  





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Riegl Vux (series)

The VUX series is a full set of professional aerial laser scanning sensors.  These systems can be integrated in to aircraft, helicopters, mobile units, and large professional drones systems.  These systems have the highest point density and accuracy on the market.  Solutions GPS embedded INS solutions to ensure the highest absolute accuracy.  Perfect for larger engineering firms who have tight accuracy tolerance for dirt work or pre-construction assessments.  

Do you want to see what to see what a VUX system can do for your business?  



Precise Point Positioning (PPP)

Post-Processing Kinematic (PPK)

Real-Time Kinematic (RTK)


Advanced Flight Automation is essential for achieving high accuracy point clouds with lidar systems.  What most people do not understand is lidar is heavily reliant on inertial sensors to determine where they are located and provide the telemetry required.  

Unlike cameras, which can be pointing in any direction at any time, flying with lidar requires smooth flights and some planning.  Further with the cost of a lidar, making sure your system doesn’t crash is paramount.  Flying without awareness of the ground below is almost guaranteed you will have an accident within the first year.  This is why you need software that can increase your data collection performance and reduce your risk of losing your asset.  

Do you want to learn more?  

Stop playing with Toys and start using professional tools.  

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With a Google Earth-like 3D mission planner interface, operators have an easier time navigating the environment and can plan more complex missions that regular software doesn’t allow. Moreover, a 3D mission planning environment gives more control allowing to view the created flight plan from all angles, taking into account any obstacles such as terrain or buildings.


Here we go beyond just generating a point cloud and explore how to turn lidar into basic early stage products and load into over 350 different file types.  This 1-day course was specifically designed for drone pilots looking to expand their business capabilities, companies which are looking to integrate this emergent technology into their traditional workflow, and business executives needing drone-based LiDAR technical training. 

This is our highest reviewed course.  Come find out why.

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LiDAR Accuracy

Accuracy varies depending on several factors.
Relative accuracy is a function of which LiDAR head and how far away from the surface you are scanning, typical relative accuracy is around 1 to 3 cm Velodyne and 5 to 15mm Riegl. 

Absolute Accuracy, which is the error from a known reference point, depending on the method of geodetic correction. 

Precise Post Processing (PPP) – which does not require a base station.  Generally speaking, we find PPP solutions added 4cm of error to lidar relative error horizontally and vertically.    However, results will vary based upon day, environment, and surveying attention to detail.  

Post-Processing Kinematic (PPK) – uses a base station or an NGS OPUS CORS Station.  This compares GPS error between rover (drone) and the base station and filters out common GPS error.  The advantage to this over RTK is that PPK can sample GPS data forward and back over long periods of time to produce better accuracy.  

LiDAR Ground Control Points – for any professional lidar service, control points are a must.  control points not only serve as a way to reference your point cloud to actual elevations but serve as a proof of quality.  When using control points that are 3x more accurate than your desired outcome, the absolute error can be almost reduced to the relative error of the lidar sensor in use. 

Car Mount

Yes, we have car mounting packages. 

Manned aircraft and fixed wing drone options

Yes you can but performance may be degraded depending on the application.  There are a lot of manufactures attaching their LiDAR on drones.  We have found if you are just doing bare earth mapping and need just a few points per meter squared then this option will work for you. However if you need mroe resolution, talk to our sales staff about pre-ordering one of our fixed wing options, designed to fly at slow speeds.

Can LiDAR Map Under Water?

No, mapping underwater is a two wavelength Lidar mapping process and requires different wavelengths to penetrate water.

What cameras can I use with this system ?

If you are buying a DJI Mounted system, you can use any DJI camera supported by the M600.  For other cameras or other drones, we can custom mount it for you.  Talk to our sales staff on custom options.

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