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McElhanney Acquires Two Cameras from Leica Geosystems

Leica Geosystems has declared that Canada-based McElhanney Consulting Services has procured a Leica RCD30 digital camera and another Leica ALS70-HP airborne laser scanner.

Leica Geosystems ALS70HP

At present, McElhanney is a proprietor and operator of two Leica RCD30 medium-format cameras, three Leica LiDAR scanners, and a Leica RCD105 digital frame camera.

Located in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, McElhanney provides global services including environmental, engineering, surveying and mapping. The company carries out energy transmission, oil & gas, and mining and exploration projects on a global basis, being directed from its Canada- and Indonesia-based offices. McElhanney provides its LiDAR scanners and digital cameras to projects in the areas of Mexico, the U.S., Canada, South America, and Southeast Asia.

From its HQ at Vancouver, McElhanney will operate its newly invested Leica ALS70-HP LiDAR and RCD30 camera, while Leica ALS60 laser scanner and RCD30 camera will be monitored from McElhanney Indonesia. Based on the project type, McElhanney will use LiDAR and digital camera combined within a single aircraft for simultaneous collection of imagery and elevation.

The Leica ALS70 is a cost-effective airborne laser scanner having 500 kHz pulse rate capability. It can be ideally used in several elevation mapping projects for high-density point collection in varied environments. The Leica ALS70-HP version has been designed for general purpose mapping over a range of different terrain conditions at varied flying altitudes. Using full waveform pulses, the ALS70 enables collection of information as well as improved analysis of ground cover. This LiDAR sensor provides three user-selected scan patterns that have versatility to comply with specific mapping requirements of a variety of projects.

Following its predecessor RC30 film cameras, the RCD30 is a medium-format digital imaging system ideal for photogrammetric and remote sensing applications. The 60 MP single-camera-head design provides multispectral imagery within the RGB and Near IR portions of the spectrum.


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G.P. Thomas

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Gary graduated from the University of Manchester with a first-class honours degree in Geochemistry and a Masters in Earth Sciences. After working in the Australian mining industry, Gary decided to hang up his geology boots and turn his hand to writing. When he isn't developing topical and informative content, Gary can usually be found playing his beloved guitar, or watching Aston Villa FC snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


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