Our drone-based aerial LiDAR systems create detail-rich 3-dimensional models from an ideal vantage point. These models, known as point clouds, are ideal for a variety of industries as they collect critical data points such as geodetic locations, slope identification, point-to-point measurements, volumetrics, and more. It’s simple to create accurate digital elevation models (DEM), display contour lines denoting elevation changes, show predictive flooding and drainage analytics, and more.
BoE Systems entered the mobile mapping industry with the ELV16 Scanner, the most compact aerial-based LiDAR solution on the market. The ELV16 Scanner is equipped with a Velodyne LiDAR sensor and an SBG Systems Ellipse2-D inertial navigation sensor. By leveraging dual GNSS receivers, industry-leading base stations, RTK corrections, and robust communications links, the ELV16 Scanner makes the absolute most out of this emerging tech, at a value-conscious price.
Kissick Construction, a full-service construction company approached BoE Systems to provide aerial LiDAR on an infrastructure project which required identifying and removing thousands of cubic yards of gravel that had washed over and around a river jetty subsequently impeding the jetty’s main functions. The jetty spanned the Kansas River at an angle, turning the usually 750-foot wide river into an over 1000-foot expanse. Working in close coordination with Kissick surveyors, BoE Systems conducted the LiDAR scans using the ELV16 Scanner to capture the jetty and surroundings, as well as the ground control points laid by Kissick surveyors. Due to the harsh area conditions that included ice formations, shifting gravel coupled with the hazardous flowing river we found it was safer to fly the drone versus have the surveyors map the area on foot. Deliverables included registered LAS files, which were delivered in the formats needed by project management. Jarred Sommer from Kissick Construction said the data we provided “is PLENTY good enough for what we are looking for.”
Our customer –centric focus on building capable LiDAR solutions drove us to relentlessly pursue systems with excellent ease of use. The ELV16 can be operated entirely via smartphone, tablet or laptop. The graphic users interfaces are simple and easy to use and work with Android, MAC, iOS, and Windows devices. Data files are stored in the capture system until ready to download to a computer, ensuring your data is never lost due to communications drop out. When you’re ready to download, capture files can be offloaded from the capture system via a hardline connection via Ethernet, removable Micro SD card, or even a Wi-Fi connection. Once downloaded, the file is converted to an industry-standard. For a small fee, BoE Systems can extract key data points for customers, allowing a great alternative to investing tens of hundreds of thousands of dollars into post-processing operations software and analysts. These capabilities and offerings have proven to be a versatile, economic and smart solution for LiDAR data acquisition and perfectly complement our core goals of providing accuracy, speed, access safety and affordability.