Is LiDAR a new technology?
LiDAR technology is not new. In fact, LiDAR has been around since the 1960s, when laser scanners were mounted to planes.
It wasn’t until the late 1980s, with the introduction of commercially viable GPS systems, that LiDAR data became a useful tool for providing accurate geospatial measurements.
In modern times, LiDAR sensors range from handheld and portable units to drone mounted and aerial LiDAR scanners.
This answer was generated from information sourced from the following pages:
- LiDAR Sensors - www.heliguy.com/collections/lidar-sensors
- heliguy™ Blog - www.heliguy.com/blogs/posts/
- Drone Tutorials - www.heliguy.com/pages/help/