United States-based Landair Mapping, Inc. has completed the purchase of the Leica ALS40 and RC30 airborne sensors from Leica Geosystems’ GIS & Mapping Division. With the ALS40, Landair will be able to provide LIDAR data to its customers who require fast and accurate digital terrain models (DTMs).
With the addition of the Leica ALS40 and RC30, more types of customer aerial mapping and surveying projects can be completed, in a more efficient, up to date and accurate manner. Landair already utilizes an RC10 aerial camera from Leica. The Leica RC30 is the most advanced model in the proven RC line of industry-leading Leica aerial cameras. ALS40 has the widest field of view (75°) and highest altitude (6100 m above ground) capability of any LIDAR system available and is the first commercially available LIDAR system whose range and intensity data collection options can be altered mid flight. The maximum pulse rate of the ALS40 has recently been increased to 50 KHz, to provide even closer post spacing in the DTMs.