GDS provides highly accurate dense topographic & imagery survey data for railway feasibility studies, design, operation and maintenance to optimize cost and time. GDS’s first LiDAR project was in Malaysia in 1989 for the Hill Resort Road project. For the ECE PLUS 2 project, one year after initial survey, the majority of alignment was changed but with LiDAR and MOSS/MX software, design changes could be implemented efficiently ensuring the road construction was completed on time.


Most cost effective design of new railways, minimizing earthworks and quantities while maximizing quality by analyzing several alignments.

  • Maximizes accuracy and density of topographical and digital imagery data and Minimizes survey time and cost
  • Optimizes operation and maintenance of road and infrastructure and Efficient planning for any environmental impacts
  • Ensuring access at all route points and Assists road risk management to assure safety in design, construction, operation, maintenance and emergency response of facilities
  • Provides accurate information for slope stability analysis and Conducts topographic mapping, feature counting, tree counting, land acquisition and compensation


  • Airborne LiDAR Survey and digital imagery acquisition for High Speed Railway (HSR) 
  • Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancy Services for the Proposed Railway Network Linking Samalaju Industrial Park – Bintulu-Mukah-Tanjung Manis, Sarawak 
  • Feasibity Study for the Proposed Light Rail Transit Line 3 (LRT3) – Kelana Jaya To Klang
  • Proposed LRT Extension Lines, Kuala Lumpur 
  • Peliminary Engineering & Route Alignement Study for the Proposed Double Tracking Project (DTP) Ipoh-Pulau Pianag-Padang Besar
  • Sarawak-Belaga/Kapit Proposal Railway Project For TCB Semaring
  • Kuantan Kertih Railway Project for Canarail & Minconsult Sdn Bhd
  • Preliminary Engineering & Route Alignment Study for the Proposed Double Tracking Project (DTP) Seremban-Johor Bahru-Tg. Pagar 


High Speed Rail  (HSR) – Kuala Lumpur – Singapore New Railway Construction

  • Project area : 271.267 km2
  • 9 days of LiDAR data acquisition
  • 4 days of GPS static survey
  • DTM/DEM & Contour Delivered : 5 weeks airborne data acquisition completed
  • Final mapping & Orthophoto Mosaic Delivered: 8 weeks airborne data acquisition completed 
  • LiDAR density: more than 4,972,198 points in 1 km x 1km (4.9 points/m2)
  • LiDAR points hitting the ground: More than 2,999,217 points in 1 km x 1km (2.9 points /m2)
  • Average Point Spacing: 0.58 m
3D View of LiDAR Point Cloud at Project Site
LiDAR Point Cloud


GDS was commissioned by Minconsult Sdn Bhd to carry out a LiDAR and digital imagery survey for sites in Kelana Jaya, Klang, and Damansara. The purpose of this survey was to provide necessary data and information required for the investigations and design of the proposed Light Rail Transit (LRT) 3 alignment. The first corridor was located between Kelana Jaya and Klang with a length of 35 km and 1 km width. The second corridor was located between Kelana Jaya and Damansara and covered a length of 8 km and a width of 1 km.

The LiDAR data acquisition involved four aerial flight missions for two and a half days, at an altitude of 450m above ground level (AGL). The survey was successfully completed despite the project areas being located within the restricted airspace around Subang Airport. The resulting LiDAR point clouds were acquired with an average point density of 12.5 points/m2. The average ground point spacing is 0.59. The pixel resolution of the collected images was 10 cm. The data processing was completed within two weeks. GDS implemented rigorous quality control procedures for the LiDAR data acquisition and processing throughout the project. This project was successfully performed within the specified schedule and conformed to the client’s requirements.