LIDAR Data Processing

The Team

In operation for over a decade, the 25 professionals making up the Paradigm LiDAR team come from diverse backgrounds such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Civil Engineering, Geography and Geology with an average of more than 2 years of experience in handling point cloud data.



Our data processing capabilities include data from Terrestrial, Mobile and Airborne platforms inclusive of UAV. The table details the quantum of point-cloud processing carried out by the Paradigm LiDAR team till date.

LiDAR data processing Volume of work as on
    Point cloud matching
More than 40,000 sq km for airborne and approximately 15,000 km length for mobile LiDAR
    Classification (bare earth, ground and non-ground)
More than 50,000 sq km
    Advanced classification (building, road, bridge, vegetation, water etc.)
More than 3,000 sq km
    Detailed 2D and 3D mapping
More than 2,00,000 sq km
    Orthophotographs and colour balancing
More than 10,000 sq km
    Extraction of terrain models (DEM/DTM/DSM)
More than 25,000 km
    Generation of breaklines and contours
More than 25,000 km
    Powerline classification and vectorization
More than 500 km
    3D building and city modeling
More than 6000 sqkm



We also have expertise in analyzing point cloud data from Terrestrial Scanners in the context of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

  • Scan to BIM
  • 2D drawing to 3D BIM model
  • 3D rendering and modeling
  • Visualisation BIM Modelling



LiDAR points cloud analysis is generally carried out using the Terrasolid suite of software in MicroStation environments. Project specific vector data requirements are handled using popular GIS software such as ArcGIS and QGIS whereas in CAD side, we use AutoCAD and BricsCAD. Other software used by the Pardigm geospatial division includes the photo-processing suite from Adobe and photogrammetry software from Leica, Trimble and PCI. The diversity of backgrounds within the core team ensures adequate exposure to majority of the leading geospatial software environments.


Data Transfer

For fast and efficient data transfers Paradigm uses an in-house FTP server linked to acceleration gateways located in Europe and the US. This enables data transfer speeds of 1 GB in 30 minutes. The dedicated lease line ensures connectivity.


Quality Assurance

Paradigm follows an in-house Quality Management System (QMS) that complies with the international quality management standard ISO 9001:2008. The QMS guarantees the methodical nature of work, effective quality control processes while achievement of agreed standards and delivery schedules so that the Paradigm geospatial team is meeting and/or exceeding client expectations repeatedly.