LiDAR Mapping

Capture precise 3D measurements and better understand your Areas of Interest – quickly and accurately – with LiDAR mapping from Prius Intelli.

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a remote sensing technology that uses light from lasers to measure distances and create highly detailed 3D maps and models of objects. The data collected by LiDAR is used for elevation modeling, LiDAR mapping, surveying, and a variety of engineering applications.

LiDAR Mapping Advantages for Energy Companies

For E&P and midstream companies, including LiDAR data in the GIS toolbelt delivers powerful intelligence that helps simplify oil and gas migration assessment, geohazard mitigation, and more. LiDAR’s precise ability to detect ‘change over time’ also allows greater insight into ROW/centerlines and delivers a major competitive advantage in managing HCA/MCA Class Location regulatory requirements.

  • Did you know? Since LiDAR’s laser pulses can penetrate forest canopy, vegetation, and undergrowth, surface elevation can be precisely determined – even in dense or inaccessible terrain.

LiDAR Services – Delivered On-Demand from one of the Best in Aerial Imagery

Prius Intelli’s LiDAR data is collected by manned aircraft that is flown exactly where – and when – you need it.  

LiDAR Mapping Services of Texas-Based Prius Intelli


A single fixed-wing aerial LiDAR system can generate up to 40 Points Per Square Meter (PPSM) with dual systems up to 100 PPSM, allowing for the generation of point clouds, DEM/DSM, and bare earth models.


An advanced navigation system combines GPS and inertial technology to create the ultimate position guidance. With additional ground control aerial LiDAR can achieve accuracies of 5 cm vertical and 10 cm horizonal or better. This powerful combination produces unmatched feature detection accuracy as well as highly accurate terrain surface analysis.


With an adjustable field of view and wide-aperture modifications, agile flight planning can tackle any mapping project. From narrow corridors in densely populated areas to expansive DEM collections up to 20,800-feet wide per swath, the possibilities are endless.


The system can be operated in sinusoidal, triangular, or raster scan patterns to meet your exact project specifications for point density, distribution, and overall homogeneity.

LiDAR Uses and Applications

  • Agricultural (Crop Mapping & Management)
  • Digital Elevation Models
  • Environmental Management
  • Farm Management
  • Flood & Drainage Control Systems
  • Forestry Management
  • Geological Surveys
  • Land Inspection
  • Oil and Gas Exploration
  • Ranch Management
  • Real Estate Development
  • Surface Mining
  • Topographical Mapping
  • And much more!

Put Your LiDAR Maps to Work – Quickly and with Confidence

Data analysts are on hand to help extract and classify infrastructure from LiDAR data to deliver maximum value. Prius Intelli’s planimetric and topographic LiDAR mapping products are available in a variety of GIS and CAD formats. 

What does LiDAR stand for?

LiDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging.

How does LiDAR work?

LiDAR works by using laser pulses to measure distances and create detailed three-dimensional (3D) maps of the surrounding environment. LiDAR calculates distances by measuring the time it takes for the laser pulse to travel to an object and return to the sensor. This is known as time-of-flight (TOF) measurement. Since the speed of light is constant, the LiDAR system can precisely calculate the distance based on the time it takes for the laser pulse to make the round trip.