EnerQuest Systems LLC Developed SILC

EnerQuest Systems LLC developed SILC (Spectral Imagery LIDAR Composite) technology for the automatic classification of LIDAR points. Multispectral pixels are associated with individual XYZ values to discriminate between roads, buildings, trees, water and other features. The data are derived from EnerQuest’s RAMS sensors. The laser points are projected through collinearity equations onto their proper position on the frame array. Each laser point is then attributed with the appropriate multispectral value. This technology leverages the spectral clustering algorithms used for decades in remote sensing and combines it with the spatial attributes of high-resolution LIDAR data. (EnerQuest, Denver, Colo.)