Paul M. Francis is a licensed Ontario land surveyor (OLS) and a certified Ontario Land Information Professional (OLIP). He is vice president of Northway-Photomap Inc., a firm offering aerial photography, mapping, terrestrial LiDAR scanning and land information services.
Anyone who has seen the popular television show “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” knows that technology now plays a key role in solving crimes. Most law enforcement officials, however, point out that technology alone-without the use of sound investigative methods-does not solve crimes. While we at Northway-Photomap acknowledge this to be true, we believe that offering our LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) services to law enforcement agencies improves their methods of collecting data.