Terrain Analysis

We use aerial imagery and LiDAR data to create models that will help you identify, quantify, and analyze the terrain within your project area. These models, in the form of maps, orthoimages, point clouds, DEMs, DSMs, or DTMs, help us better understand the areas of concern. Our LiDAR sensor penetrates vegetation and can accurately depict terrain beneath full leaf-on canopy, which is not possible using traditional photogrammetry.

Terrain Analysis and Interpretation of Topographic Features

Aspect/Slope Ratio

The compass direction that a topographic slope faces, usually measured in degrees from north. Aspect/Slope can be generated from continuous elevation surfaces.


Shadows drawn on map to simulate the effect of sun’s rays over varied terrain.

Ortho Photo Hillshade

Imagery added to hillshade to help visualization.

Shaded Relief

A raster image that shows changes in elevation using light and shadows on terrain.

Triangular Irregular Networks

Triangular irregular networks (TIN) are a form of vector graphics that are constructed by triangulating a set of points.

Contour Map

The shape of terrain is shown by contour lines, the relative spacing indicates the slope of the surface.

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