A LIDAR system (Light Detection and Ranging) is used to generate three-dimensional images of surroundings and to determine temporary distance and speed measurements. LIDAR systems are used, for example, in the automotive industry to enable autonomous driving in the future and to detect objects surrounding the vehicle. In addition to driving motor vehicles, pedestrians can also be detected, which increases their safety. LIDAR systems are also used in agriculture, meteorology and oceanography. For example, LIDAR 3D can be used to create elevation maps of an agricultural area that provide agricultural economists with data on inclination and solar radiation. The information obtained provides details on the need for irrigation or fertilization in individual cultivation areas in order to improve profitability. In meteorology, LIDAR systems are used to analyze atmospheric parameters such as water vapor or the behavior of clouds. In oceanography, LIDAR systems are used, for example, to determine sea depths. The fields of application are extensive and multifaceted.