Sanborn Lidar.

We’re flying our planes every day, collecting highly accurate high resolution lidar data at a nationwide scale. After post-acquisition data processing, the lidar data provides a 3‑dimensional representation in the form of a point cloud with the precise elevation, geospatial location and orientation of features and objects as well as their shape, volume, and dimensions.

  • The Sanborn advantage is that we operate and control our entire lidar collection and mapping process. This flexibility allows us to meet your specifications by adjusting collection timing and frequency, point cloud density, derivative products, and much more.​
  • Jason Caldwell
    VP, Director of Business Development

Sanborn Lidar data acquisition and production processes comply with current USGS Lidar Base Specifications.​

Jason Caldwell

Explore derivative products from lidar.

Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) is a mapping technology that uses calibrated laser returns from an object or the earth’s surface that are reflected to a sensor on an aerial, mobile or fixed ground platform.

Sanborn helps you take the full advantage of lidar data through the creation and delivery of derivative products as wide ranging as: Digital elevation, terrain and surface models, canopy height models, and 3D building models. These models in turn enable analysis useful for hydrography, forestry, agriculture, urban planning, transportation, power lines, and much more.

Maximizing the Usefulness of Lidar Data

Putting Lidar Point Clouds to Work.

How to get started.

The Sanborn team helps you to navigate to the best options – acquisition schedules, resolution, accuracy, cost, and licensing restrictions for your specific use case.​ Get a quote or contract with Sanborn to get started.