LiDAR for Transportation

LiDAR for Transportation - Using the LiDAR Technology for Safety, Product Delivery, and Advance Efficiency.

LiDAR for Transportation Industry

LiDAR has transformed the whole process of working in the transportation industry, whether it’s planning, designing, construction or maintenance, transportation industries are now unimaginable without LiDAR technology.

With aerial lidar, a wide range of area is mapped at a time, this technology makes it very easy to understand the transportation system in a wide area, where drone lidar and mobile lidar, is capable to measure the exact width, elevation, length of a road, gutter around the roads, bends on the road, vegetation around the transport path etc.

LiDAR technology helps transport industry in multiple of areas which can be summarized into these 3 sections

Planning Lidar


LiDAR comes into effect in surveys where a manual survey is either not possible or quite time taking. For a road or rail line to be built on a mountain, it is quite important for the engineers to have a complete digital terrain model(DTM) of the site along with the details of the vegetation, rocks etc around the proposed site, also digital elevation model (DEM) for the site is needed to find the elevation measurement which helps in deciding the right path for the proposed route, which will incur in less time and investment.

Maintenance LiDAR


Over time many things change in the transportation industry either slowly or rapidly. The transport path deteriorates, vegetation grows or depletes, new construction happens. With the ever-changing environment around transportation paths, digital terrain models of the transportation path help in understanding the safety challenges, maintenance required etc.

Accident Study LiDAR

Accident Study

LiDAR data is useful in several ways in the event of an accident on the transportation path, including:

  • How to divert the traffic after an accident
  • The shortest way to the hospital from the point of accident
  • Accident case study
  • How to avoid such accidents in the future etc.

LiDAR is like an artificial eye on the roads which can help in making, maintaining, the safety of our transport system.

Work Process

Work Process


LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a remote sensing technology that uses laser pulses to measure distances and create detailed 3D representations of the environment. In transportation, LiDAR is used for various applications such as surveying, mapping, and analyzing transportation infrastructure, including roads, bridges, railways, and airports.
LiDAR provides highly accurate and detailed data on the terrain, existing infrastructure, and surrounding environment, which is essential for transportation infrastructure planning and design.
LiDAR offers several advantages for transportation projects, including rapid data acquisition, high-resolution imaging, and comprehensive coverage of large areas. It enables efficient data collection, reduces fieldwork time, and provides detailed information for analysis and decision-making.
LiDAR data can be used for transportation asset management and maintenance by providing accurate and up-to-date information about the condition and performance of infrastructure assets. It aids in monitoring pavement conditions, identifying signs of deterioration, and assessing the need for maintenance or repairs.
Yes, LiDAR data can be integrated with other geospatial data sources, such as aerial imagery, satellite data, and GIS (Geographic Information System) databases. Integration of LiDAR with other datasets enhances the analysis capabilities and provides a more comprehensive understanding of transportation networks, enabling better decision-making and planning.

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