As the geospatial requirements of councils continue to grow, it is crucial to have access to detailed data that provides the necessary information to allow councils to deliver the best possible ser-vice to ratepayers. To assist in achieving this more and more councils are turning to LiDAR.
“There are only few specialist organisations available who can maximise your return on investment”
LiDAR (laser scanning from the air or the road) while it may be more expensive than aerial imagery to capture, it can provide accurate 3D survey grade information for less than 10 cents per standard house block. As we will demonstrate, the cost of LiDAR can be easily justified when compared to the time and resource costs of manually collecting data or sending surveyors into the field. LiDAR provides data that is consistent, accurate and covers large areas.
Due to the complex nature of LiDAR data, there are only a few specialist organisations available who can maximise your return on investment across multiple projects and multiple sectors of your council. Anditi is a global leader in extracting many varied datasets for engineering, assets, hydrology, environment and infrastructure from a LiDAR survey.Realising the utility of their comprehensive 2018 LIDAR dataset captured at 8-10 points per m², Lake Macquarie City Council contracted Anditi to ensure they maximise the value for money for their ratepayers
Study using Anditi’s patented algorithms and in-house feature extraction resources, we have provided the following products to Lake Macquarie City Council for the whole LGA from a single LiDAR dataset:
High accuracy DEM and DSMs for flood and drainage modelling, flow hierarchies
Mapped road and shoulder width.
Stratification, vegetation change over time, identify carbon sequestration