PrecisionHawk Hires LiDAR Expert as Director of LiDAR Services

PrecisionHawk, a provider of advanced commercial drone technologies, is making strategic moves to provide its customers with a drone LiDAR solution that matches or exceeds standard manned aircraft data outputs, the company said.

The company´s first move was to hire LiDAR expert Jamie Young as Director of LiDAR Services. An industry pioneer, Young has over 20 years of experience with geospatial firms and has worked across all aspects of LiDAR including sensor development, applications development, data acquisition and data processing. Young is the author of ´LiDAR for Dummies´ and serves as a technical advisor and contributing author for LiDAR Magazine.

PrecisionHawk also integrated and added the mini-vux LiDAR by Riegl to its service offering. The LiDAR device has a positional system that doubles the efficiency, by collecting data at a higher altitude, and improves data accuracy, by nearly five times, of any competitive solution on the market. This allows PrecisionHawk to go beyond the capability of any other drone service provider to deliver survey-grade data to its engineering clients.

PrecisionHawk is a provider of advanced commercial drone technologies. The company, founded in 2010, is privately held and located in Raleigh, NC and Toronto, Canada.