“Previously, We obtained data through an online data store which carried DEM files and later, LIDAR files. The DEM files were not very detailed. The LIDAR files were very expensive and difficult to work with. For one particular project, I obtained several tiles of LIDAR data for a site in Ajax in 2019.
This cost me hundreds of dollars and then took hours to stitch together and manipulate to have a working surface that didn’t have 8,000,000 data points. In the end, the surface was unworkable. This was very frustrating and caused delays in our project.”