Male engineer carrying out survey outdoors on a dam in USA using the Routescene LidarPod.

How Engineers use UAV LiDAR

For engineers the size, format and ease of use of the final LiDAR outputs or “actionable information” are the important factors. Unlike surveyors, engineers are not spatial data specialists. Understanding that engineers want to work with the processed data outputs rather than work in detail with the spatial data itself is key.

We’ve thought about this a lot. The answer is LidarViewer. With Routescene LidarViewer software and our simple, repeatable workflows a spatial data processor can easily and quickly turnaround specific outputs for engineers.

The strength of the Routescene UAV LiDAR system for Engineers:

Routescene UAV LiDAR systemData deliverables

Engineers do not want high volumes of LiDAR data. They want results, with all the specialist and intricate processing already done, which are displayed and delivered in a simple and easy manner. They want Digital Terrain Models (DTMs) and Digital Surface Models (DSMs).

The new LidarViewer Bare Earth tool is a one step automated process to quickly and cost-effectively produce DTMs and DSMs.

Engineers want a quick turnaround of results to help their decision-making.

Pre-built LiDAR processing workflows ready for use in LidarViewer enable increased turnaround times. Example workflows include bare earth modelling and exporting forrmats.

The data processor has the advantage of the filter development toolkit in LidarViewer to develop specific repeatable workflows for the project and Engineer's requirements.

Engineers want to work with co-ordinate systems which are compatible with their current mapping system. Eliminating the need for time consuming co-ordinate conversions is a huge benefit.

Engineers want to work with the final outputs in their existing CAD and GIS packages. We are mindful that CAD and GIS packages can't cope with high data volumes of LiDAR data. We provide outputs which are lower volume derivatives of the original LiDAR data and can be imported into CAD and GIS packages.

Beyond the point… using our knowledge and expertize to simplify everything for you.


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