LiDAR Analyst

LiDAR Analyst
January 4, 2021 Ryan Kibsgaard

Job Description

Aerial Services Inc. – A leading geospatial provider for over 50 years is seeking experienced LiDAR personal for their Cedar Falls, IA office. Successful candidate(s) will be highly motivated, self -reliant and have a true passion in the geospatial field.

Role and Responsibility

  • Perform airborne LiDAR calibration, classification, editing, feature extraction, mapping, derivative product generation, and QA/QC.
  • Work closely with LiDAR Manager and the production team.
  • Work remotely with adequate internet/VPN access OR at Cedar Falls, IA headquarters.



  • Maintains a thorough understanding of LiDAR derivate products (classification, hydro flattening, contours, and mapping from LiDAR data).
  • Experience with MicroStation and Terrasolid suite (TerraMatch, TerraScan, TerraModeler, TerraSlave)
  • Ability to grow and adapt knowledge of software to meet production needs
  • Is proactive and constantly looking to improve or increase efficiency of processes
  • Preparedness to change schedule or work overtime as needed for the successful completion of a project
  • Willing to help in other areas of production when needed. Will undergo training as needed to complete projects on time
  • Follows company policies & attends company meetings
  • Must be based in the United States


Preferences (Bonus)

  • Experience with USGS 3DEP including workflows, deliverables, and reports
  • Programming and batch scripting knowledge for automating workflows
  • Ability to improve boresight calibrations of Riegl and Leica systems
  • Ability to generate reports and metadata
  • Knowledge of other LiDAR software such as LP360, LasTools, CloudCompare, etc.
  • Certification from ASPRS or other professional organizations
  • Seeks out professional development opportunities to expand knowledge in the field, such as workshops, conferences, webinars, and certification.
  • Ortho experience
  • 3D Vector Mapping experience



This position requires sitting (70%), standing (15%), and walking (15%). Additional physical requirements are as follows:

  • Observe, review, evaluate, and assist with operations and tasks.
  • The ability to access file cabinets that stand at various heights.
  • The ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet multiple deadlines.
  • The ability to understand, speaks, and follows English instructions.
  • The efficient use of accepted tools of the trade; i.e., computers, computer monitors, mouse, keyboard, and maps.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, colour vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


  • Dayshift hours primarily
  • Some travel required for training and other position related situations

Position may require working overtime

Please send your resumes with cover letter to


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