According to the U.S. National Ocean Service, Lidar is used to “generate precise, three-dimensional information about the shape of the Earth and its surface characteristics,” including both man-made and natural environments. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

According to the U.S. National Ocean Service, Lidar is used to “generate precise, three-dimensional information about the shape of the Earth and its surface characteristics,” including both man-made and natural environments. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Low-flying helicopter conducting Lidar survey in Quesnel

A Talon Helicopters aircraft was seen flying low over downtown Quesnel

Quesnel residents may have noticed a low flying helicopter flying near downtown on Sunday, Oct. 3.

The helicopter was being flown by Talon Helicopters. The company said they received special permission from Transport Canada to fly low to conduct a Lidar (light detection and ranging) survey.

According to the U.S. National Ocean Service, Lidar is used to “generate precise, three-dimensional information about the shape of the Earth and its surface characteristics,” including both man-made and natural environments.

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