LiDAR Services International Inc., has announced an award of a substantial LiDAR mapping contract from Manitoba Hydro in the Province of Manitoba, Canada. The contract award pertains to the airborne LiDAR data collection on more than 1800 linear km of existing transmission lines for vegetation management and thermal rating analysis.

In addition, LSI will fly approximately 130 km of proposed new transmission line routes in the Province.

LSI will use its proprietary MATRIX LiDAR system equipped with a Riegl waveform scanner and various imagery sensors including a 21 megapixel oblique digital still camera and a new SONY HD video camera both installed in the LSI EXOCAM forward camera ball for a Bell 206B helicopter.