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When every second counts, our cutting-edge aerial surveying technology becomes your most valuable ally. It’s not just about managing emergencies; it’s about staying one step ahead of them.


Post-Disaster Damage Assessment: After a disaster, fast aerial lidar and imagery acquisitions can be used to rapidly assess the extent of damage to buildings, infrastructure, and transportation networks, facilitating faster response and recovery efforts.

Natural Disaster Prediction and Mitigation: Lidar can be used to monitor environmental factors like land subsidence, river flow, and vegetation changes to predict and mitigate natural disasters, such as landslides and floods. It can also assist in evaluating the structural integrity of infrastructure, like dams and bridges, to assess their vulnerability to seismic events or flooding.

Flood Modelling: Lidar data can help create high-resolution digital elevation models (DEMs) that enable accurate flood modelling and prediction, aiding in the development of floodplain management and early warning systems.

Forest Fire Management: Lidar-equipped aircraft can be used to create 3D maps of forests and assess fuel loads, helping to plan controlled burns and manage forest fire risks. After a forest fire, lidar can be used to assess the extent of the damage and track post-fire recovery.

Landslide Risk Assessment: Lidar analysis can detect changes in terrain and topography that might indicate an increased risk of landslides. This information can be used to evacuate vulnerable areas and implement mitigation strategies.

Urban Planning and Infrastructure Resilience: Lidar data can assist in urban planning, helping cities design infrastructure that is more resilient to disasters, such as floods or earthquakes.

Overall, lidar technology and analysis tools can play a crucial role in emergency management by providing accurate and timely data for decision-making, response planning, and disaster mitigation. It enables responders to better understand the disaster’s impact and make more informed decisions, ultimately improving the effectiveness of emergency response efforts.

Common Applications

  • Natural Disaster Response
  • Flood Mapping
  • Wildfire Management
  • Post-Fire Damage Assessment
  • Earthquake Impact Assessment
  • Landslide and Debris Flow Monitoring
  • Emergency Evacuation Planning
  • Coastal and Tsunami Risk Assessment
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection

Benefits of Aerial Lidar for Emergencies and Risk Management

Precision Data Collection

In emergencies, precision can make the difference between life and death. Our Lidar captures highly accurate 3D data, allowing you to assess damage, identify hazards, and plan effective response strategies with utmost precision.

Swift Disaster Mapping

In times of disaster, speed is essential. Our Lidar technology enables rapid mapping of affected areas, providing critical data for emergency response teams and helping them reach affected locations faster

Real-time Monitoring

Emergencies are dynamic. Our Lidar technology supports real-time monitoring of disaster conditions, helping you track changes, anticipate risks, and adapt your response accordingly

Risk Mitigation and Preparedness

Emergencies are unpredictable, but preparedness is key. Our Lidar services can identify vulnerable areas and assess disaster risks in advance, helping you plan mitigation strategies and enhance community preparedness

Improved Search and Rescue

Saving lives is a top priority. Our Lidar technology enhances search and rescue efforts by providing detailed terrain models, which can be crucial in locating and reaching survivors in remote or challenging terrain

Environmental Impact Assessment

Emergencies often come with environmental consequences. Our Lidar data assists in assessing environmental impact, facilitating the planning of cleanup and recovery operations that are both efficient and ecologically responsible.

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