If 2020 has taught us anything it’s that we all can get a little antsy when we are forced to stay in one place. As we move forward, it is important to look at our transportation infrastructure and its ability to adapt when we need it to. When the pandemic hit, transportation as an industry took a hit, and so did the people who relied on it. With the help of LiDAR mapping companies in the USA, such as ACI Corporation, transportation is just one area that can be a trailblazer for the future.
LiDAR stands for light detection and ranging, and is a technology that uses light, via a laser, to measure variable distances or ranges. It builds on our knowledge of the speed of light to calculate mathematically the distance between two variable points, and it can sense potential obstacles. As a company that does LiDAR surveying in Florida, we can create high-resolution maps that are more predictable and easier to navigate. That user-friendly technology paves the way for a future when the need for a “user” even diminishes. LiDAR technology lends itself to determining more than distance, but also absorption and reflectivity, allowing for material data about objects in the path in addition to their distance.
LiDAR technology isn’t brand new. As early as the 1960s and ’70s it has helped with topographical data, and properly measuring things like terrain and elevation, which may affect future ground, air, and water transportation for individuals, companies, and even mass transit systems. It can also give us a stronger window into the past, as archeologists have used LiDAR in order to scope out areas and buildings that had not been properly recorded previously. By using LiDAR for more efficient mapping of places like the Amazon Rainforest, there is potential to better combat climate change for future generations.
At ACI we are committed to engineering projects that can help make the world a better place. We have used LiDAR technology to help with the Rehabilitation of Agricola Corridor Section V as well as doing LiDAR surveying in New York State, and these are just examples. We have the resources and capabilities to work with engineers to build better transportation infrastructures, stronger and more reliable energy systems, as well as surveying and photogrammetry for air and land areas.
To learn more about our work and how we can move yours forward, contact us at our Florida location or one of our Latin America locations.