“Metrum” carries out major airborne laser scanning project in Spain

“Metrum” carries out major airborne laser scanning project in Spain

Land surveying and territorial planning company “Metrum” has begun a project in Spain, during which data will be obtained by performing airborne laser scanning, and will then be preprocessed for the needs of the National Geographic Institute of Spain.

 “Metrum’s” specialized airplane Pilatus PC-6 is performing airborne laser scanning of terrain in the autonomous community of Castile and León, covering an area of 29,000 square kilometers. It is planned to obtain and preprocess all necessary data within two months. The laser scanning data are to be used for terrain modeling, as well as for the development of orthophoto maps.

This is already the second project carried out by “Metrum” in Spain. In 2009, the company performed high-resolution aerial photographing of ground surface and terrain airborne laser scanning in the territory of the Canary Islands, covering an area of 9,000 square kilometers. The data collected by “Metrum” were used to develop various cartographic materials.

“During the project in the Canary Islands, we lived up to the clients’ expectations and proved that we are able to carry out work in accordance with the strictest quality requirements. The next contract now gives us a more stable basis for further development of the company’s operations in this region,” says Larisa Reine, “Metrum’s” chair of the board. She adds that “Metrum” is continuing active work to provide its services in other countries and regions, as well – for instance, in Norway.

Since 2007, when “Metrum” began offering aerial photography and airborne laser scanning services in the Baltic and European market, the company has completed projects in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Romania and Spain. By using data obtained from aerial photographing and airborne laser scanning, the company’s experts have created several innovative products, as well – such as maps of air navigation obstacles for airports, assessment of the amount of mineral extraction for quarries, three-dimensional terrain models of cities, and assessment of changes in the volume of landfills.