LiDAR, AI and Machine Learning

Over the past few months, we have been looking closely at the world of LiDAR scanning teamed with AI and machine learning, to see the uses it can have have in the world of agriculture.

What is LiDAR?

LiDAR has been in use since the 1960, with laser scanners being mounted on aeroplanes to provide aerial mapping. It wasn’t until the late 1980s, with the introduction of of commercially viable GPS systems, that LiDAR became a useful and accurate instrument for providing accurate geospatial data.

LiDAR is a remote sensing technology which uses the pulse from a laser to collect measurements of a specified area which can then be used to create 3D models and maps of both objects and environments. Although it is typically acknowledged that LiDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging, this acronym was actually applied much later. Continue reading “LiDAR, AI and Machine Learning”