Faculty Profile

Bharat Lohani

B.E., M.M.M.E.C., Gorakhpur, 1988
M.E., IIT, Roorkee, 1990
Ph.D., ESSC, University of Reading, UK, 1999

Room: 113 Western Laboratory Extension
Phone: (91-512) 259 7413
eMail: blohani[AT]iitk.ac.in
Web http://home.iitk.ac.in/~blohani/


  • 3D laser imaging and LCS measurement
  • Technology for motion correction and error analysis in laser scanning
  • Propagation modelling using high resolution LiDAR data (flood, sound, GPS signal)
  • As built mapping using terrestrial laser scanning of complex structure including heritage structures
  • Development of LiDAR simulator-airborne and spaceborne
  • GIS for optimized land consolidation


  • ISRS National Award for Geospatial Excellence 2012, Presented on 4th December 2013 during ISG-ISRS Annual Symposium at Vishakhapatnam
  • Associate Editor, Applied Geomatics-Springer May2013 for three years
  • Best paper award at INCA Congress 2012, Dehradun for paper “Flash LiDAR based surveillance system”.
  • Best ISBA Start up in ICT category in 2011 for Geokno India Pvt Ltd, being incubated at IIT Kanpur and founded and mentored by me.
  • Silver award for Limulator2.0 for standing second in CATCON-5 during XXI ISPRS Congress, Beijing 3-11 July 2008.
  • Best Poster Award at ISPRS conference on Optical 3D measurement techniques,  9 – 13 July 2007, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Editorial board, GIM International, Since September 2006- this date


  • Goel, S. and Lohani, B., 2014, A Motion Correction Technique for Laser Scanning of Moving Objects, IEEE Geosience and Remote Sensing Letters, Vol. 11, No. 1, January 2014
  • Dashora, A., Lohani, B.,. 2013, Turning mechanisms for airborne LiDAR and photographic data acquisition, J. Appl. Remote Sens. 7(1), 073488 (Nov 05, 2013)
  • Ghosh, S. and Lohani, B., 2013, Mining LiDAR data with spatial clustering algorithms, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol 34-14, 5119 – 5135,  2013
  • Dashora, A.,  and Lohani, B., 2012, Compatibility of Sun Position Models and 3D Topographic Data for Prediction of Shadow Zones, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing , 5(1458-1463), Oct. 2012
  • Lohani, B., and Kumar R., 2008, GPS-GDOP prediction in urban environment using LiDAR data, Journal of Applied Geodesy 2 (2008), 213–222
  • Lohani, B., and Kumar R., GPS-GDOP prediction in urban environment using LiDARdata ,Jr. of Applied Geodesy, 2008. (In Press)
  • Lohani, B., Bhatnagar, N., Aditya, R., Return pulse waveform simulation for LLRI onboard Chandrayan-1 ,Jr. Indian Society Remote Sensing, 36(1), 2008, pp. 1-11.
  • Lohani, B. and Singh, R., Effect of data density, scan angle, and flying height on the accuracy of building extraction using LiDAR data ,Geo Carto International, Vol. 23(2), 2008, pp.81–94.
  • Dashora, A., Lohani, B., Malik J. N., A repository of earth resource information-CORONA satellite programme ,Current Science, 92(7), 2007, pp.926-932.
  • Lohani, B., Mason, D. C., Scott, T. R., and Sreenivas B., Extraction of tidal channel networks from aerial photographs alone and combined with laser altimetry , International Journal of Remote Sensing, 27(1), 2006, pp.5-25
  • Dashora, A, Sreenivas, B., Lohani, B., Mallik J. N., and Afroj, GCP collection for CORONA satellite photographs: Issues and Methodology , Jr. Indian Society Remote Sensing, 34(2), 2006, pp.153-160.


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