Light Detection & Ranging (LIDAR)

Ensuring Data Accuracy and Precision

The LiDAR and other remote sensing methods are used to acquire high accuracy spatial data and to create accurate 3D digital twins.

What is LiDAR Mapping?

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), is a remote-sensing technology that uses light in the form of pulsed laser beams to measure ranges (variable distance) to a target. LiDAR Mapping is a remote sensing mapping technology that uses calibrated laser returns from the earth’s surface which are then reflected to a GPS-monitored helicopter that densely samples the surface of the Earth. LiDAR data can determine the precise elevation and geospatial location of each measured surface object. LiDAR uses lasers to create an accurate  3D models or maps of the objects and environment. Techwave has the technology and capacity to deliver high-quality, cost-effective mapping services that are tailored to each client.

How does it work?


A LiDAR sensor sends out laser pulses in the surrounding environment to reach the target.


The pulses then bounce back and measure the time it takes for the light to bounce back.


The sensor calculates the distance to an object by measuring how long it took for the light to return.


Each of these measurements can then be mapped into 3D visualization of the map, which is called a point cloud, and this can be utilized by computers for various geospatial analytics.

What are the advantages of LiDAR?


The resulting images through LiDAR are more accurate and precise as compared to other remote sensing technologies particularly for the above ground assets.


In recent years, the costs of building and using LiDAR systems are reducing because it’s becoming easier and cheaper to collect more and more data, and Light Detection and Ranging is being used in more applications.


Laser beam can penetrate canopies to deliver ground profiles even in densely vegetated surfaces and ensures the completeness of the data.

Independent of Weather

Irrespective of bad weather and sunlight Light Detection and Ranging can collect data accurately. Thanks to the Active illumination sensor in LiDAR, which improves efficiency and does not get affected by variations like light, darkness, or fog.

Use Cases

LiDAR is used in several industries including utilities, geospatial, road/rail transportation, tele communications, seismology, archeology, geomorphology, geomatics, defense, health care, and aerospace.

LiDAR technology is in high demand in the utilities industry where the networks are being mapped and analyzed for potential threats such as vegetation encroachment in low and high bush fire regions, line clearance analytics to the network.

Light Detection and Ranging is frequently used in industrial geography to create high-resolution maps and 3D digital twins.

Our Technologies

Techwave has been innovative in its ability to seamlessly integrate point cloud datasets from multiple LiDAR sensors such as airborne LiDAR systems, stationary scanning systems, and vehicle-based or “mobile mapping” scanning systems.

We offer LiDAR technology for applications like:

Topographic mapping for engineering design

Terrain modeling for floodplain management

Electrical transmission utility as-builts

Utility corridor maintenance analytics

  • Vegetation encroachment analytics
  • Line clearance analytics

Rail Asset classification, mapping, and analytics

Urban forestry, and many others

Why Techwave?

Our Approach

At Techwave, we strive to be a world-class lighting technology provider. With that role comes the responsibility to be intimately familiar with newer applications and help our partners understand their real value in them.

We provide the following Onboard Sensors & Hardware for products like field vehicles:

  1. GNSS cm grade GPS antennas
  2. Multiple Laser scanners operating
  3. 360-degree Camera (various lenses)
  4. IMU (inertial measurement unit)
  5. Ruggedized PC Laptop computer
  6. 12V Battery, wired to vehicle electrical system
  7. Heavy-duty alternator
  8. External USB 3.0 SSD portable hard drives

Our Portfolio

LiDAR is a useful remote sensing data collection method which supports precise network update and 3-dimension spatial analysis. Its unsurpassed data accuracy against conventional forms of measurements, LiDAR became a critical component for asset maintenance and management. From maintaining the existing network to minimizing power outages, LiDAR mapping can provide support in corridor mapping, right-of-way alignments etc., We offer the following LiDAR services:

  • LiDAR Data Acquisition
  • LiDAR Data Processing
  • Strip Matching
  • LiDAR Classification
    1. Topographic Feature Classification
    2. Powerline Asset Classification
    3. Rail Asset Classification
  • Digital Surface Models
  • Digital Terrain Models
  • 3D Digital Twin Creation
  • Network Review and Update
  • Utility Vegetation Management
  • Data Analytics

Light Detection & Ranging (LIDAR)

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