High relative and absolute accuracy

Integrated RTK base station means no need for GCP targets.

Ideal for mapping previously inaccessible, featureless, or hostile environments.

Rapid acquisition and processing

Up to 200ha covered in a single flight.

Up to 45 minute flight times with maximum payload.

Extended flight durations result in increased safety and expedited project completion times.

Competitors are currently limited to 12-14 minute flight times.

Canopy Penetration

Multiple returns for classification of canopy and understory.

Improved data management 

Multiple scans can be easily merged without loss of accuracy or data.

Integrated geo-referenced orthoimagery.

Many processes are automatic, requiring fewer human interactions and involvement.

Instant high-density point cloud generation

50 - 1900 points per metre.

A scan rate of up to 600k points/second.

Real-time monitoring of point cloud at the ground station.

Independence from weather and lighting conditions

Data collection independent of sun inclination and position.

Can be flown under clouds and unaffected by shadows.

Capable of safe project completion in winds up to 30km/hr and temperatures ranging from -15C to 50C.


Significantly cheaper in many applications than traditional survey methods.

Savings are especially notable when considering speed, accuracy, and density of the data collected.

Mobile LiDAR

X1’s vehicle-mounted mobile LiDAR system provides a convenient alternative to our airborne LiDAR system, delivering precise survey data for highway mapping, roadside engineering, and urban planning projects. Our mobile LiDAR solution overcomes the challenges of mapping linear features while operating from a vehicle greatly increases the safety of personnel and minimizes road closures; this provides a significant reduction in data acquisition time in the field and traffic management costs.

The greatest compliment to our business is a referral. If you know of someone who is in need of a highly accurate topographical survey, please feel free to pass on our information. We value referrals and offer referral incentives and discounts to show our appreciation. 

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Benefits of UAV LiDAR


LiDAR is a method of remote sensing that uses pulses of light beams from a laser to measure distances between the sensor and features on the earth. Combined with a powerful GPS, LiDAR delivers unmatched accuracy in acquiring height and location data of earth features.

X1 Aeronautics utilizes the AL3-16 LiDAR system, mounted to our custom-engineered 1300X8mr flight system, the safest and most reliable system available for commercial use in North America. Both natural and built environments can be precisely mapped with our aerial LiDAR system including such features as vegetation canopies and understorey, mining tailings ponds, and pipelines, to mention a few.