LiDAR

Layer informatics has in-house skills to process and classify LiDAR data to provide a wide range of digital products for surface modeling applications such as Digital Terrain Models, Contours & more.

The Technology

LiDAR is a remote sensing technology that measures the distances and the properties of an object by transmitting and capturing the returned (reflected from object) laser pulses. There are a wide variety of applications of LiDAR ranging from Archaeology to Geology and its importance can be analyzed from the fact that it stands as an efficient replacement in data capture when photogrammetry fails to reveal terrain information restricted by terrain nature and environmental conditions.

The LiDAR system can either be Airborne (sensor mounted on an aerial platform) or Terrestrial and the output of both the systems is a point cloud (XYZ coordinates of an object surface) which requires sophisticated processing before they can be put to use.

Layer informatics has a proficient team to refine the point clouds from both Airborne and Terrestrial Laser systems to different classes such as Ground, Canopy, buildings, structures, engineering objects, watercourse, power and transmission lines, etc. The final output is a complete terrain or a surface model.