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Light Detection & Ranging (LIDAR)

Ensuring Data Accuracy and Precision

LiDAR technology is used in many different industries including land development, forestry, mining, construction, surveying, utilities and more.

LiDAR, short for light detection and ranging, is a remote sensing technology that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (distances) to a target. A LiDAR sensor fires off beams of laser light and then measures how long it takes for the light to return to the sensor.

The costs of building and using LiDAR systems are coming down because it’s becoming easier and cheaper to collect more and more data, and LiDAR is being used in more applications.

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 the real value in them.

Service Offerings

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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.

  • Applications include
  • Engineering design level topographic mapping
  • Terrain modeling for floodplain management
  • Electrical transmission utility as-builts
  • Urban forestry, and many others.

How We Do It


Onboard Sensors

  • GNSS cm grade GPS antennas
  • Multiple Laser scanners operating
  • 360 degree Camera (various lenses)
  • IMU (inertial measurement unit)
  • Ruggedized PC Laptop computer
  • 12V Battery, wired to vehicle electrical system
  • Heavy-duty alternator
  • External USB 3.0 SSD portable hard drives
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Solution Software:

  • Trajectory alignment
  • Laser computation
  • RGB colorization of the point cloud
  • Feature identification/extraction
  • Data export


  • Dataset viewing
  • Point Cloud
  • 360 Imagery
  • Blended viewing
  • Measurements on any axis

Light Detection & Ranging (LIDAR)

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