Telecommunications and Transmission Lines
Long-range scanning is essential for the mapping and modeling of proposed implementation sites of telecommunication towers or telephone lines because it is a quick, accurate, and cost-efficient way to collect spatial data. It is useful in finding ideal locations for telecommunication equipment (both the towers and paths), and its 3D modeling and topographical mapping abilities help to ensure that the infrastructure will work in relation to the rest of its environment.
Additionally, even after successful telecommunication implementation, laser scanning is instrumental in troubleshooting and maintenance. Laser scanning is capable of determining the size and position of antennas on cell towers without surveyors needing to gain access to the tower.
The scans are done from the ground quickly and accurately. In addition, scanning can be used
to produce an inventory of antennas/telecommunication equipment. It is safer and quicker and, therefore, more cost-efficient.