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XERRA – a faster way to analyse LiDAR to meet engineering compliance goals

XERRA is a leading LiDAR processing and analysis platform that can consume any industry standard LiDAR dataset for rail network work wide analysis and reporting. Machine learning algorithms are used to quickly analyse rail infrastructure and inform more predictive maintenance practices.

XERRA was created to address industry demands to automate inspections of rail infrastructure in order to relieve pressure on maintenance crews and to reduce total time spent in the danger zone.

XERRA has been developed in consultation with our rail clients who are looking for a faster, more efficient service to meet their compliance needs.

The service offers rail clients specialist engineering reports from LiDAR datasets including rollingstock clearances reports, structure gauge assessments, platform gap analyses, ballast assessments, overhead wire height and stagger reports, track centres analysis and vegetation reports.

Utilising the power and scalability of AWS, XERRA can utilise any industry standard LiDAR dataset, substantially reducing the time between field capture of LiDAR and the publishing of compliance reports, key to consistently meeting requirements of technical maintenance plans.

Rapid Rail Infrastructure Reporting

By leveraging the scalability and processing speed of AWS, XERRA compresses the time between acquisition of point cloud datasets and the delivery of actionable information to engineers and managers.

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Benefits of XERRA


  • Automate inspections of rail infrastructure
  • Automate extraction of alignment and string data
  • to support engineering design
  • Utilise any industry standard LiDAR dataset
  • Network configurable workflows and reports
  • Leverage machine learning algorithms
  • Rapid report delivery
  • Comply with technical maintenance plans.

Configurable reports


XERRA contains proven workflows that support the rapid generation of compliance reports on railway infrastructure.

XERRA workflows are designed to meet infrastructure inspection intervals stipulated in technical maintenance plans.

By using XERRA, rail networks can finally incorporate data into day-to-day routine maintenance thus extracting real value from LiDAR dataset collected on their networks.

  • Track centres measurements
  • Track alignment measurement
  • Platform height and offset assessments
  • Structure gauge encroachments
  • Tunnel clearances
  • Vegetation clearances
  • Rolling stock kinematic clearances
  • Ballast conformance reporting
  • OHW height and stagger.