LiDAR trial

Sunday, December 01, 2019


Whanganui was chosen for a LiDAR technology trial because of its varied landscape. Its historical vegetation management practices, storm damage, and the age of its network assets combined for an interesting scenario. 

We surveyed 33,191 rural poles 

Each pole was photographed 12 times from different angles 

Inspection revealed 37 previously unknown high-risk network defects that could be addressed – an excellent result.