Harris offers Geiger-mode lidar for accurate elevation data

October 11, 2017  - By

After two decades of providing the U.S. government with Geiger-mode lidar data, Harris Corporation offers high-resolution lidar data and its derived products to commercial organizations.

The data can be used for land-use planning and management, transmission-line monitoring, pipeline design and maintenance, transportation engineering and planning, urban modeling, asset management and forestry analytics.

Geiger-mode lidar offers the most accurate elevation data available, according to Harris Corporation, the only provider of Geiger-mode lidar data.

According to the company, the sensor allows for collections on a large scale, while also collecting data up to 10 times faster and at 10 times the resolution of existing linear lidar sensors.

Geiger-mode lidar provides multi-angle illumination that penetrates foliage, removes shadows and and eliminates voids.

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About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.