Aerial LiDAR


For over 25 years, Meridian Associates, Inc. has provided high-quality land surveying and laser scanning services to our clients. In our ongoing efforts to remain at the forefront of surveying and mapping technology, we have added aerial LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) scanning to our impressive list of surveying capabilities.


Our state-of-the-art UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) combines lightweight, on-board survey grade GPS, a FOG inertial measurement unit, and a 32-laser Velodyne LiDAR scanner to ensure highly accurate data at unparalleled collection rates. This simultaneously provides:


    •  Large, detailed datasets collected at 700,000 points per second capturing millions of 3D data points.
    •   Non-invasive practices that enhance work site safety.
    • Optional high resolution aerial photography and infrared thermal imaging.
    • Efficient workflows that aggressively meet the demands of time-intensive projects.

Field operations are supported by our expertly staffed survey and Laser Scanning departments that utilize a collection of post-processing software to assure our data meets all applicable spatial data standards.


Meridian’s Professional Land Surveyors, Professional Engineers, Licensed UAS Pilots, and data acquisition specialists each contribute a unique skillset and unparalleled experience that makes Meridian the singular choice for virtually any surveying, mapping, or laser scanning application.