Leeds-based drone specialist Coptrz has reached an agreement to become the sole UK distributor of Ready to Fly Drone Lidar systems developed by Lidar USA.
This partnership is expected to make cost-effective LiDAR solutions accessible for more surveying and mapping businesses.
Coptrz will now be offering a complete integration service for those looking to use Lidar alongside leading UAVs including the DJI Matrice 600 and the ever-popular DJI Matrice 200 Series.
The use of airborne LiDAR is expected to increase rapidly in the next 12 months as surveying businesses work to increase time efficiency and decrease costs.
The partnership reiterates Coprtz’s commitment to developing the use of drone technology in the surveying and construction industries.
The Leeds-based business has already enabled drone strategies for some of the UK’s largest businesses, including Veolia, Costain and Jacobs Engineering.
Steve Coulson, managing director and founder of Coptrz, commented: “Lidar USA have been at the forefront of commercial drone technology for a number of years, so I am delighted to get this partnership underway.
“This partnership will allow Coptrz to offer cost-effective airborne Lidar solutions alongside some of the leading UAVs. – The surveying and mapping industries have been crying out for this for some time now. We are happy to be able to offer the unique benefits that Lidar offers to our customers and hope they will see the exceptional benefits that it offers.”
Lidar USA provides solutions for GIS, surveying, civil engineering, agriculture, forensics, BIM, heritage mapping.
The company, which was founded in 1999, recently offset the upfront costs for end users by introducing a subscription service.