LiDAR, Aerial, and Satellite Image technologies have tremendously helped to capture field data to enable High Definition 2D and 3D maps creation for various uses in mining, agriculture, engineering construction & infrastructure, insurance, urban/smart city solutions, and oil & gas upstream & midstream areas.
With the advent of drone flying and its field use getting revolutionized due to de-regulation policies, the US, Australia, and several countries have opened whole new applicability for LiDAR (Light, Detection, and Ranging) applications. The LiDAR cameras can now be fitted on drones, UAVs, or crewless aircrafts, and operated remotely to collect field data - aiding disaster planning, smart city layout planning, creating accurate High Definition (HD) maps, etc. Drones are highly effective compared to satellite images, since they can capture higher resolution data and cover remote areas including areas with limited or no human access.
Drones are extensively used in logistics management to deliver medicines and light goods to customers. There is a great need for highly accurate and up-to-date map for planning, monitoring, and logistics management of drones-based delivery system.
Technological advancement in satellite cameras has helped capture high-resolution images of ground up to sub-meter pixel level. Satellite images can cover country-wide capture of ground images in short period. Environmental, forest/vegetation, urban studies, and highway/road infrastructure planning would primarily benefit from these satellite images.
As per Grand View Research (LiDAR Market Share, Growth | Industry Report 2020-2027 (grandviewresearch.com), the global LiDAR market size was valued at USD 1.1 billion in 2019, and is expected to register a CAGR of 13.2% and reach USD 3.7 billion in 2027.
LiDAR/photogrammetry – Technology advantages
Industry benefits of LiDAR/photogrammetry
The applications of LiDAR/photogrammetry in various industries and associated use cases are:
LiDAR/photogrammetry - The opportunities and challenges
Wipro has the required experience, skillset, and infrastructure to handle the above challenges. Our existing delivery infrastructure is built on process and quality systems. Wipro’s GIS Academy (Geo-Spatial Information Systems - Wipro) ensures trained resources with apt capabilities are available for our clients. Our offering is backed with Wipro’s IP AI/ML/Automation tools that’s aimed at continuous improvement and transformative operations to clients besides being cost effective too.
How Wipro can enable organizations to leverage the LiDAR/photogrammetry opportunity
Wipro’s offerings of LiDAR/image processing relevant to various industry use cases are:
Wipro carries out offshore/nearshore back-office data processing services related to LiDAR, Photogrammetry, Orth photo, 2D & 3D map feature extraction from field probes. Wipro has the requisite skillsets and capability to handle large delivery infrastructure requirements for processing field inputs. Businesses that see potential in such technologies prefer to outsource this human intensive task to IT experts such as Wipro.
Our existing delivery infrastructure, with 8000+ GIS associates and geo spread of 80+ countries has received higher client satisfaction with support of operational efficiency by reducing cost and improving productivity and quality.
We have delivered 30%+ overall delivery benefits through our offshore delivery centers at strategic locations with skilled people and cost-effective approaches. We have also achieved a 99%+ quality score through our effective process excellence and quality management practices.
The data processing related to these technologies requires human judgement and intervention to make it relevant. Wipro can support clients through data bifurcation, processing of such relevant data to prepare precise 3-D imagery by carefully trimming and discarding the irrelevant information from the dataset, and derive business specific key data points broken into timeline-based actions for them.
Wipro has 4+ ongoing years of experience with five global majors by delivering map data services through our large offshore delivery infrastructure. We have the space as well as infrastructure capability to set up a focused business unit at a Wipro campus as per client requirements.
Wipro has also achieved effective work-from-home enablement (>95%) for all its employees. Our key focus is on target-driven delivery that is constantly measured by proven metrics such as SLAs, CSAT, and KPIs. We also employ process improvement measures such as business process optimization, Lean & Six Sigma techniques, gamification based productivity enhancements, and AI / ML / Automations support in project delivery.
We have successfully managed resource cost with optimized efforts as our cost for training and skilling are managed efficiently through our right skilling and train-the-trainer model.
With the governments supporting new technologies by easing the regulations on technologies like drone flying, etc. there is an emerging opportunity for the businesses to reach new business optimization levels with the help of data processing techniques related to LiDAR, Photogrammetry, Orthophoto and 2D & 3D mapping.
Wipro is keen to be a part of your transformation journey and has ready resources with the right skill sets, technology, and infrastructure to assist your success. For more details, connect with us.
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