LiDAR for operations, insight and briefings
Emesent works closely with users to provide decision support and improve workflows across operational planning and rehearsals, survey, damage assessment, search and rescue, disaster relief, CBRNe, EOD, and sensitive site exploitation, supporting better understand the operating environments, enabling faster, and more informed decisions.
Geospatial technology, such as LiDAR scanners, has revolutionised decision-making by providing precise and accurate data which can be used to reconstruct the operational environment. LiDAR, or Light Detection and Ranging, is a remote sensing technology that uses laser beams to measure distances and create detailed 3D models of the environment. These models are called point clouds which are a collection of points in a 3D coordinate system representing the surface of an object, or the environment captured by a LiDAR scanner. Each point in the cloud can be measured and represents a specific location in space and is defined by its X, Y, and Z coordinates, along with additional attributes such as intensity or colour. Point clouds can then be exported to generate additional artefacts such as contour or topographic maps, digital terrain models, digital surface models, 2D floorplans, 3D animated flythroughs, or digital twins. Alternatively, multiple scans over time of the same area can be merged to highlight changes in the environment