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Drone Lidar Opens Doors for Consulting Firm

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Drone Lidar Opens Doors

MP Design Group is one of the latest customers of Microdrones to use drone LiDAR for surveying, mapping, and many other applications.

From the Microdrones blog.

Recently they used the mdLiDAR1000LR on a project for the Scarlett Pearl Casino in D‘Iberville, Mississippi, to create a 3D point cloud of the property to assist with future development and expansion.

MP Design Group, headquartered in Biloxi, Mississippi, is a multi-disciplined architecture & engineering firm with projects across the Southeast. The company recently added the mdLiDAR1000LR to their toolbox to take advantage of all the benefits of using drone LiDAR for surveying and mapping, which is showcased in the video below.

Using the drone LiDAR, they were able to capture all the topographical and different aspects of the property from the tower, to the parking garage, to the casino area, mini golf course, and all the exterior parking areas, with two twenty five minute flights.

Ryeley Jacobs, the construction inspector and drone pilot for MP Design Group created the plan and piloted the mission at the casino. “At the start of this project we were a little bit nervous,” he admitted, “because this was one of our first big flights with the mdLiDAR1000LR and flying around the active casino high rise building was a little nerve racking. But with the ease of mdCockpit throughout the planning process, we felt confident when it came time to fly the mission.”

Using mdCockpit the team at MP Design Group was able to take a KML off of Google Earth and upload it into the flight planning software to come up with the best parameters that fit what they were trying to accomplish. They ended up flying the tower in two separate flights, with the parking area covered in one flight and the tower in the second. The tower was flown at 100 meters above ground, in a cross hatch pattern in order to collect all the corners and details of the building.

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