Civil Engineering.

Real-time aerial imagery from lightweight UAV 3D surveying solutions
provides quick access to urban landscapes.

Key Benefits

Discover how our UAV LiDAR solutions can help you perform your work better.

Optimized Operations

Get the data you need to manage your day-to-day raw material stock, cut & fill volumes and site arrangements


Survey rugged and vegetation-covered terrains


YellowScan systems allow for quick and complete acquisition of an entire project while eliminating on-the-ground logistics and dangers

Rugged & Reliable

Compatible with most difficult field conditions (extreme temperatures, humidity, vibrations, dust…)

YellowScan LiDARs offer fast and easy 3D data collection
with high accuracy and high resolution

Civil engineering firms are using LiDARs to conduct feasibility studies, conduct earthwork planning (quantity survey, mass excavation and structural excavation) and to calculate volume of excavated earth or the construction materials to be used. 

Professionals in the construction industry are using YellowScan LiDARs to do as-built surveys for creating accurate plans and documentation, to monitor and anticipate construction impacts and to record conditions at any stage of the construction project.

From the initial planning stages to the final project delivery, LiDARs are a asset to the construction industry

3D LiDAR mapping has become very important in the construction industry because it offers a wealth of data and at the same time cuts costs. Whether it is to create a Digital Terrain Model (DTM), Digital Surface Model (DSM) or a Digital Elevation Model (DEM), construction firms and civil engineers are using UAV LiDARs for diverse projects.

The point clouds produced by UAV LiDARs can be used to produce BIM models (Building Information Modeling) which contributes to real-time construction quality control and decision making. Read below the case studies to learn how construction and civil engineers are using YellowScan LiDARs to collect massive 3D data in less time and with less manpower.

Use case
Civil Engineering
Often prime road and rail corridors require preliminary topographic studies to map the best route, assess impact on existing infrastructure and environment in order to plan for ground clearing and temporary access roads.

An airborne survey using a YellowScan system can generate very detailed 3D data that accurately depict the landscape and be incorporated into a CAD/GIS system for modeling and analysis. Due to the flexibility of the system, some areas can be easily re-scanned as frequently as needed.

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UAV LiDAR Pointclouds – Civil Engineering

View some YellowScan generated 3D mapping pointclouds:

– The College of Southern Nevada (USA) with the Surveyor LiDAR system mounted on a DJI M600
– Railway (UK) with the Surveyor LiDAR system mounted on a Altigator Xena

The data collection has been processed using YellowScan’s software and TerraSolid.

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If you want to know more, you can download our use cases about civil engineering.


We have many videos about UAV LiDAR applications on our Youtube channel.

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