Plane flying low over Brantford to complete LiDAR survey

BRANTFORD, ON – The City has initiated a LiDAR Aerial Survey of the City. LiDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging and is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distances) to the ground. These light pulses, combined with other data recorded by the airborne system, generate three-dimension information about the surface of the Earth. The information collected in this survey will improve the model used to plan upgrades and repairs to the City’s stormwater network.

To complete the survey, an airplane carrying the LiDAR equipment will be flying in a row pattern over the entire City at an elevation of approximately 700m. The survey is expected to occur during the period of April 17 to May 17, weather dependent, and will take approximately 2 to 3 days of flight time in total to complete. The aircrew will be using PPE and following physical distancing guidelines from the Province and Federal government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.