• LiDAR is an active remote sensing  technology that employs a LASER  as a source of illumination to  measure the distance between the  sensor and the area of interest
  • The final product is a three-dimensional (3D) data product of the area of interest
  • Data is manipulated inherently in 3D to fully  understand the attributes of the scene
  • Measurements that describe the scene can  be done quick and with high precision
  • Additional products like a map of the  bare earth (including below the jungle)  are easily derivable from the 3D data
  • LASER is “Eye Safe”, does not adversely affect people or animals on  the ground