How to use drone lidar system for construction?

Drone LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology has become increasingly popular in the construction industry due to its ability to provide highly detailed and accurate 3D mapping and surveying capabilities. Here's how it's being utilized:

  1. Topographic Mapping: Drones equipped with LiDAR sensors can quickly and accurately map construction sites, providing detailed topographic data. This information helps in planning and designing projects, understanding terrain, and identifying potential challenges.

  2. Site Planning and Monitoring: LiDAR-equipped drones enable construction teams to monitor progress and track changes on-site. Real-time data collection helps in decision-making, detecting deviations from plans, and ensuring project timelines are met.

  3. Volume Calculations: By scanning stockpiles or excavation areas, LiDAR-equipped drones can accurately calculate volumes of materials like soil, gravel, or sand. This data assists in inventory management and cost estimation.

  4. Safety and Inspection: LiDAR technology allows for precise inspections of structures, identifying potential safety hazards, and monitoring the condition of buildings or infrastructure.

  5. Efficiency and Cost Savings: Using drones for LiDAR scanning reduces the time and cost associated with traditional surveying methods. It accelerates data collection and provides highly accurate results, leading to more efficient project management.

  6. BIM Integration: LiDAR data can be integrated into Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, enhancing the accuracy and detail of 3D models used for construction planning and management.

However, while drone LiDAR offers numerous advantages, it also requires skilled operators and proper data processing techniques to derive meaningful insights from the collected data. The technology is continually evolving, offering even more sophisticated applications in construction and other industries.

FDG-260X light weight lidar system with 26M camera for drone mapping

drone lidar system

FDG-260X has a maximum measuring range of 300m, and the product weight is only 0.99kg, which maximizes the operation time. The maximum laser point frequency is 1920000pts/s, three echoes, and strong penetrability. At the same time, the camera is deeply integrated, and the point cloud and image are collected simultaneously. . FDG-260X is widely used in terrain mapping, power channel inspection, forestry survey, digital city and other industries, and is suitable for large-scale data collection.

System parameters

Point cloud accuracy: 10cm@150m
Point cloud density: 42pts/m²@100m@10m/s
Equipment weight: 0.99Kg
System power consumption: 20W
Storage space: Internal flash memory 64G+128G SD card
Power Range: 12-24V
Appearance size: 11.8cm*11.5cm*11cm
Working temperature: -20℃-55℃
Platform: Airborne, Vehicle

POS performance

Model: gSpin310
Data update frequency: 200Hz
GNSS signal type: GPS L1/L2; GLO L1/L2; GAL E1/E5b; BDS B1/B2a/B3
Positioning accuracy: horizontal 0.02m, elevation 0.03m
Pitch angle accuracy: 0.005°
Roll angle accuracy: 0.005°
Heading angle accuracy: 0.017°

Laser performance

Range: maximum range 300m
Ranging accuracy: ±2cm
Number of lines: 32 lines
Horizontal field of view: 360°
Vertical field of view: 40.3°
Dot frequency: 1.92 million dots/second (three echoes)


Pixels: 26 million
Field of view: 83°

Shooting Mode: Isochronous/Isometric

FDG-260X light weight lidar system

FDG-260X light weight lidar system