Geiger-mode LiDAR is ideal for collecting point clouds over very large geographic areas, think on the scale of city and even state-wide collections. Geiger-mode LiDAR products meet or exceed USGS QL1 specifications and can be delivered with point densities up to 100 ppsm. Because of the scale and density of these collections, one Geiger-mode LiDAR collection can be used as the foundation for current and future projects. Choose a sample below and see for yourself how Geiger-mode LiDAR is changing the way LiDAR is used.


Traditional methods of identifying features of interest such as building models, trees, power lines, and power poles are complex and time consuming. Geiger Mode LiDAR provides a more uniform high resolution point cloud which enables higher accuracy results in a fraction of the time. This sample illustrates 3D building model extraction utilizing automated feature extraction with ENVI from a 25 ppsm Geiger mode LiDAR dataset and the resulting 3D model output. This product supports, urban planning, tax assessment, insurance risk analysis and other applications.

SAMPLE DATA DESCRIPTION: Resolution: ≥ 25 ppsm Date Flown: August 8, 2015 Flight Altitude: 12,000ft AGL Area: South West Miami Florida 


Improving the resiliency of communities from natural hazards demands a risk and emergency management system based on robust enterprise databases and natural hazard datasets. Prior to our project collection, we flew a calibration test flight for the North Carolina Phase IV project at 8 ppsm and 30 ppsm. The area is North Carolina’s INSITU calibration test site used for quality evaluation of all LiDAR sensors prior to project commencement. Data gathered during this flight passed all QA/QC for quality and accuracy specifications and meets or exceeds USGS QL1 specifications. Data have been classified for terrain and user can compare the benefits of medium and high resolution datasets.

SAMPLE DATA DESCRIPTION: Resolution: This sample includes ≥ 8 ppsm and ≥ 30 ppsm datasets Date Flown: March 2016 Flight Altitude: 17,000ft AGL Area: Raleigh North Carolina


Geiger-Mode LiDAR provides the highest collection rate at unsurpassed resolution in challenging terrain. Geiger-Mode LiDAR can penetrate vegetation canopies to produce highly accurate ground topography as well as detailed information about the vertical structure of objects such as trees and infrastructure. Applications range from assessing forest canopy structure, flood analysis, highway construction, high accuracy topographic mapping, geologic analysis, and others.

SAMPLE DATA DESCRIPTION:Resolution: ≥ 8 ppsm Date Flown: November 2015 Flight Altitude: 24,000 Feet AGL Area: Archuleta County Colorado


A Hydro-Flattened bare earth Digital Elevation Model (DEM) is a raster or elevation grid product developed from the Bare Earth point cloud which incorporates breaklines to flatten water body elevations (lakes and ponds) and create monotonic behavior in rivers. Typically this is a lightweight file in a popular format that’s used in many CAD and GIS applications. By incorporating Hydro Breaklines, this product is suitable for Flood Modeling, DFIRM development, and risk assessment applications. This product is developed to meet USGS QL 1 base specifications and includes LiDAR, breaklines, and derived DEM data files.

SAMPLE DATA DESCRIPTION: Resolution: 8 ppsm Date Flown: April 2016  Flight Altitude: 17,000 Feet AGL  Area: Coastal Ventura County California


Our unique foliage penetrating LiDAR capability has been demonstrated in single and double-canopy environments. In this example, we compare Geiger-Mode LiDAR at high altitude to Linear LiDAR at low altitude in a sub-tropical environment. In our comparison, please note that the Linear LiDAR was flown at 1,700ft AGL vs Geiger-Mode LiDAR which was flown at 17,000ft AGL (10X altitude). The Geiger mode LiDAR was processed @ 30 ppsm for a direct comparison to the equivalent linear data. Both data sets are provided for users to analyze and draw their own conclusions.

SAMPLE DATA DESCRIPTION: Dates Flown: Geiger LiDAR February 13 2016,  Linear LiDAR October 14 2014 Flight Altitudes: Geiger LiDAR 17,000ft AGL, LinearLiDAR 1,700ft AGL Area: South Florida (South of West Palm)



This Evaluation/Demonstration Agreement Number "2016-0001" (the " Agreement") is made and entered into between Harris Corporation, with offices at 2400 Palm Bay Road, Palm Bay, FL 32905 (" Harris") and "Licensee"

("Licensee"") as of the Effective Date identified below. Harris and Licensee may hereinafter be referred to individually as " Party" and collectively as the " Parties".


Date Fully Executed



60 Days



Geiger Mode LiDAR


LAS V1.4



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1.       Utilize the data to evaluate/demonstrate the use of the Licensed Product for internal business use ONLY.


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