Lantmäteriverket in Sweden has awarded Blom Sweden AB, Blom’s subsidiary in Sweden, a NOK 105 million (USD 16 million) LiDAR project framework-agreement over the next 4.5 years. Lantmäteriverket is responsible for production and maintenance of geographic- and real estate information in Sweden. Blom is a pan-European Geographic Information company. The data acquisition and processing involve scanning of all of Sweden, covering an area of app. 450 000 square kilometers, to create a new national height model. The project is due to start immediately after the official complaint period of ten days and will be finalized by the end of 2013.
In addition to the creation of the new national height model, the dataset can be used for a wide range of purposes such as:
• Urban planning
• Road and infrastructure planning
• Defense and safety
• Analysis and risk assessment related to climate and environment
• Forest inventory