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3DPCM : LiDAR point cloud processing with LAStools
One day workshop with hands-on training on 3D LiDAR point cloud processing and visualization with LAStools


Date Oct 12,2017
Coordinators Dr. A. M. Ramiya , Dr. Rama Rao Nidamanuri
Organized by Department of Earth and Space Sciences,
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
Online Registration Closed
Note: We have received an overwhelming response for the workshop. We have reached the maximum number of participants for the workshop. Hence, we are disabling the registration link.
Last date for receipt of registration Oct 5 , 2017
Shortlisted Candidates Click here
Intimation about selection By Email


About the Institute

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) is Asia’s first Space Institute and the first in the world to offer complete range of undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral programmes with specific focus to space science and technology. The institute provides a vibrant research atmosphere and offers B. Tech, M. Tech, Doctoral and postdoctoral programmes in the areas Avionics, Aerospace and Physical Science. The Institute has the unique mandate of encouraging and equipping brilliant youngsters from all parts of the country to take up a career as Scientist/Engineer in Indian Space Research Organization. IIST functions as an autonomous body under the Department of Space, Government of India.

Organising Department

The Earth and Space Sciences (ESS) department at IIST spearheads the task of bridging gaps between technology and its application to fundamental research areas in physical sciences. ESS department conducts undergraduate teaching in B. Tech Engineering Physics. In addition, this department offers post-graduate programs in Geoinformatics, Earth System Science and Astronomy & Astrophysics.

Course Objectives

 LiDAR remote sensing is a relatively new and advanced remote sensing technique that enables three dimensional mapping of the earth surface at unprecedented accuracy. With the demand for precise elevation mapping for various applications related to infrastructure mapping, utility mapping, forest management, LiDAR has proved to be one of the reliable and efficient sources of 3D data. However, the inherent qualities of the LiDAR data makes processing and extracting information complex . This workshop is aimed at encouraging and equipping research scholars and early career professionals (university/government/industry) for handling massive LiDAR datasets using LAStools and appreciating the utility of LiDAR remote sensing for various applications.

 LAStools are the fastest and most memory efficient solution for batch-scripted multi-core LiDAR processing and can turn billions of LiDAR points into useful products at blazing speeds and with low memory requirements

 This workshop will be fully hands-on with LAStools by Dr. Martin Isenburg, the creator of LAStools, LASzip and pulsewaves. The session focuses on processing and handling LiDAR point cloud for various applications taking examples from several real world projects. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops for processing the data

Broad topics that will be covered in the workshop are

  • LiDAR quality checking such as pulse density, coverage, and flightline alignment
  • LiDAR data  preparation (compressing, tiling, denoising, classifying)
  • LiDAR derivative creation (DTM and DSM rasters, contours, canopy height models  or nDSM rasters)
  • LiDAR applications in urban infrastructure mapping, agriculture, forest management, utility mapping, mining
Resource Persons :

Dr. Martin Isenburg, Founder Rapidlasso GMBH, Creator of LAStools, LASzip and pulsewaves

Dr. A.M.Ramiya,IIST

Registration Fees
SI No Type of participant Background required Fee per participant
1 Faculty/Scientist/ Engineer from
academia and industry
agriculture/ forestry /water resources/ urban planning /utility management/
transportation management/ pollution and environmental management/ 
computer vision/architecture
2 Students Remote sensing/computer science/ /ECE / civil/ architecture/ Geography/
Forestry and related fields

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology,Valiamala PO ,Thiruvananthapuram 695547

Mode of Payment

Payment should be done via online. The details for online payment is as given below

Name of Account Holder : Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology

Account No. : 30185378556

Bank : State Bank of India, Valiamala Branch

IFSC : SBIN0007854


Dr Vinay Kumar Dadhwal, Director IIST

Organising committee:

Dr. AnandmayeeTej

Dr. A.M.Ramiya

Dr. Rama Rao N

Dr. Gnanappazham L

For more Information Contact

Dr. A. M. Ramiya


Department of Earth and Space Sciences

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology,

Valiamala P.O.

Thiruvananthapuram 695 547

Email : /

Phone (Off): +91 471 2568527