LiDAR Applications in Quebec and Canada in Brief

Very popular data acquisition technique in Quebec and Canada, LiDAR opens the door to a variety of project sand uses. Whether airborne or terrestrial, LiDAR makes it possible to collect avery wide variety of data over an equally varied territory. Here are some examples of what can be done with LiDAR:

Civil engineering:

Civil engineering applications in Quebec are very varied thanks to LiDAR. For example, LiDAR surveys can be very interesting in the field of construction and infrastructure. Thanks to LiDAR, it is possible to make a 3D mapping of a building, a defined area or even a road network. It is also possible to use it to take inventory of a rail networkor an electrical network. In Quebec, we have a good number of viaducts and bridges, so it is quite possible to use an airborne solution such as a drone combined with a LiDAR to inspect them. In this way, it is possible, for example, to identify defects in the structure of a bridge or to detect signs of aging and deterioration in the surveys acquired.


Canada is rich in forest land and it is interesting to see what can be done with LiDAR in this area. The first thing to know is that with LiDAR technology it is possible to collect a very wide range of data. For example, it is possible to take data reaching even under the canopy of trees or to draw a portrait of the tree population in the region studied, which can be very interesting in many cases depending on the type of data that we need to collect. It is also possible to make an inventory of the stand of trees, to calculate their density and the height as well as the volumeof the trunks. The use of LiDAR makes it possible to collect data inexpensivelyeven in remote areas in this type of industry.


The erosion of banks and soils is also an important aspect of the Quebec landscape. Whether it is caused by humans or even natural phenomena, it is important to keep an eye on it. Once again, the use of LiDAR is an interesting solution.

Natural resources :

Quarry, snow dump, sand pit and gravel pit, LiDAR can, for example, make it possible to define the volume, cartography or topography of a specific area. It is possible to extract a variety of deliverables in this area, depending on the type of data you want to produce. LiDAR can also be used to assess the mining potential of the area, providing golden information on what can be done. LiDAR offers a wide variety of data both during and after a project.

There are several other applications in Quebec and Canada with LiDAR. For example, there is the vectorization of waterlines, the identification of forest roads, in short, dozens of other options! Combined with our expertise, the possibilities are numerous.

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