LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) has the unique advantage of being able to penetrate through dense vegetation unlike aerial photogrammetry. This allows for a more accurate Digital Terrain Models (DTM) for areas covered fully or partially by trees or vegetation. Without LiDAR, ground level readings are near impossible.
LiDAR is ideal for the regular inspection of power transmission lines to assess line sag and the proximity of vegetation to power lines. This provides energy providers with the ability to manage assets more proactively and predict potential outages.