Precision Remote Sensing Services for Your Project
Welcome to Thew Associates, your trusted partner for high-precision remote scanning solutions. Our advanced technology and expert team deliver accurate 3D scanning services tailored to your project’s unique requirements.
Precision & Accuracy
Where exactitude meets reliability for outstanding results in remotely sensed images.
Time and Cost Savings
Unlock savings in time and cost with our precision-driven sensing systems.
Tailored to perfection: Our techniques meet your unique project needs.
Cutting-Edge Technology On Every Project
Terrestrial Laser Scanning
- Interior and exterior structure scanning for renovation and restoration
- As-built surveying and mapping
- Topographic surveying and mapping
- Structural deformation monitoring
- 3D point cloud data with RGB assigned color values
- True 3D mapping with digital terrain modeling
- Traditional 2D mapping with elevation data
- Point cloud viewer application capable of extracting measurements
- Raw Point Cloud – Attributes include: XYZ, Intensity, Return #
- Classified Point Cloud – Attributes include everything from Raw Point Cloud plus unique classification of buildings, vegetation, powerlines, utility poles, ect.
- Extracted features – Buildings, trees, etc.
- Rasters – Digital Elevation Models, Digital Surface Models, and Intensity rasters.
- Contours (GIS or CAD formats)
- AutoCAD breaklines and feature
Airborne LiDAR and Photogrammetry
Thew Associates is committed to managing all aspects of a client’s geospatial requirements to include LiDAR and photogrammetry surveying and mapping of larger project sites. We have longstanding relationships with aerial mapping firms whom we partner with to collect the LiDAR and aerial imagery and then manage the data processing in-house.
What are some Common Remote Sensing Uses?
Remote sensing is a versatile technology with numerous applications across various industries. Here are some common uses of remote sensing:
Surveying and Mapping:
Construction and Architecture:
Urban Planning and Development:
Natural Resource Management:
Archaeology and Cultural Heritage:
Transportation and Navigation:
Military and Defense:
Entertainment and Virtual Reality:
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Remote Sensing FAQ's
What is remote sensing?
Remote sensing refers to the process of collecting information about objects or areas from a distance, usually through the use of satellites, aircraft, or other sensor technologies.
How does remote sensing work?
Remote sensing works by detecting and measuring the electromagnetic radiation reflected or emitted by objects or areas. This data is then analyzed to provide information about various characteristics or objects in the observed region.
What is LiDAR in remote sensing?
LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a remote sensing technology that uses laser pulses to measure distances between the sensor and the target. It is commonly used to create high-resolution topographic maps, 3D models, and to measure distances and altitudes accurately.
How does LiDAR work?
In LiDAR, a laser beam is emitted towards the target, and the sensor measures the time taken for the laser to return after reflecting off the target. This information is used to calculate the distance between the sensor and the target, allowing for precise mapping or measurement.
Can remote sensing and LiDAR be used in agriculture?
Yes, remote sensing and LiDAR are increasingly being utilized in agriculture. They can be used for precision farming, crop monitoring, soil moisture assessment, detection of diseases and pests, and for optimizing irrigation and fertilizer application.
Are there any limitations to remote sensing and LiDAR?
Yes, there are certain limitations. Cloud cover or dense vegetation can obstruct remote sensing data, reducing its accuracy. LiDAR is limited by its line-of-sight, meaning it cannot measure objects hidden or obscured by other objects. Additionally, both technologies require expertise in data analysis and interpretation to extract meaningful information.