About LiDAR

LiDAR has revolutionised the acquisition of digital elevation data and has quickly become a de facto method of collecting height and surface information for a myriad of applications and analysis. There is no other method that can collect ground and surface height information as quickly, accurately and as cost-effectively.

These factors make LiDAR a highly viable option for all applications that require height, volume or 3D visualisation information.


  • LiDAR data collection produces a geographic database with height and surface measurement information.
  • Collected by a laser at intervals of between 1m and 2m on the ground, the vertical accuracy of each height point is +/- 15 cm.
  • The LiDAR database is referenced to the National Grid system which means that it can be easily integrated with other geographic databases, UKMap and Ordnance Survey mapping.
  • The data collected can be used to produce both Digital Terrain Models (ground surface only) and Digital Elevation Models (the ground and all features on it).
  • LiDAR data is supplied in a number of formats and easily integrates with all major GIS and CAD systems.
  • Extensive coverage of UK urban areas available.


  • Flood modelling
  • Planning control
  • Property management
  • Wind farm visualisation
  • Urban regeneration projects
  • CCTV location planning
  • Microwave antenna modelling
  • Airport planning
  • Tree height meausrement
  • Water supply modelling
  • Emergency planning
  • Buildings insurance risk assessment
  • Utility pressure modelling


“We chose The GeoInformation Group to provide LiDAR data as they are a regular and trusted supplier of aerial photography data. We have been a client for a number of years and the Airport has developed an excellent working relationship with them.” Luton Airport Operations Ltd.

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