Mahendranagar: In Kailali and Kanchanpur districts, the Department of Surveying and Mapping has started a LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) survey to find out the topography of the land by flying a special type of aircraft in the sky. This is the first time such a survey has been conducted by the government.
It is said that the work of capturing the topography of the earth as it is will be done through the LiDAR survey. According to experts, a state-of-the-art method of measuring where the earth’s surface is high and low is called a LiDAR survey.
The camera is connected to that aircraft. It scans the surface of the earth. That is a special kind of aircraft. A team of Nepali experts including some foreigners is also involved in the operation of the aircraft.
In the initial phase, an area of 20,000 square kilometers is being surveyed. The survey department has informed that all the Terai from Chitwan to Kanchanpur and the hilly areas of Dhading, Gorkha, Tanahu, Syangja, Palpa, Gulmi, Arghakhanchi, Pyuthan, and Rolpa will be covered.