EUROSENSE finishes 10.500 km² high density LiDAR and ortho project in Belgium.

At the end of 2012, EUROSENSE was awarded by the Flemish Geographical Information Agency (AGIV) with a large LiDAR and orthophoto-project, spread over 3 years, allowing to update the Digital Height Model of the Flemish Region (including buffer). The total project area involved amounted to approx. 10.500 km² or ca. 60% of the entire Flemish Region (+ buffer).

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The project consisted in a LiDAR-data acquisition during the leafless season with a point density of min. 16 points per m² (8 points per m² with at least 50% sidelap) and a simultaneous image acquisition with a GSD of 7-8cm from which 10cm orthophotos were deducted. The LiDAR data was processed into a geometrically very accurate DSM and, after filtering, into a DTM.

With a slow start due to unfavorable meteo in the months of January to April 2013, EUROSENSE caught up in the winter of 2013-2014 in order to be back on the foreseen schedule of the AGIV. In the winter of 2014-2015 the remaining map sheets were finished.

The resulting data are really astonishing and what is even better: they become open data! The very dense point clouds are an excellent data source for further value-added services, such as the creation of detailed 3D city models, archeological research, photovoltaic potential mapping and much more. Feel free to contact us to check what else we can offer you based upon this nice dataset.

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