TopoMatters – Colorado Drone Mapping and LiDAR

Bring existing conditions to your architecture and engineering workflows

existing conditions

High fidelity local base map data

Using industrial UAS equipment, photogrammetry data is captured with a ground sampling distance (GSD) as low as 1 cm per pixel resolution. Each image is processed with survey industry tools to ensure the camera’s centimeter-level ‘fix’ position in the sky. This can lead to remarkable outcomes when it comes to processing your data. Final, deliverables can be projected to match your GIS system, such as a State Plane or UTM projection with orthometric height.
LiDAR data

LIDAR Scan to Colorized Point Cloud

Fashionably called a “digital twin,” the point cloud offers a current perspective view of your project site and its surroundings. A point cloud contains millions of pixels, each 3D geo-referenced and contains RGB color, intensity and laser return data. Point cloud models are CAD and GIS friendly, delivered as an .las or Autodesk-compatible .rcp file  that’s ready to be incorporated into your project design workflow.

bare earth contour

Ground-based contour lines

Whether mapping ponderosa pines or a sea of sage, 5-return LIDAR data can penetrate through vegetation to capture very fine detail in the terrain, including small gullies, ridges, and depressions. This means that LIDAR-based contour lines can show more of the variability of the terrain than traditional contour lines.  This package includes both detailed and smoothed contours in the shapefile format.

Planimetric Linework

CAD linework that you can pull into your existing GIS software such as ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Civil3D and others.

Stamped Deliverables, When Required

At TopoMatters, we understand the importance of having reliable and accurate survey data. That’s why we partner with licensed professional land surveyors to set control, verify and stamp final deliverables with their seal, as required.  We also have a licensed surveyor on our extended team that can verify topo and augment with boundary surveys within the State of Colorado!

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