Faced with different parameters in nowadays commercial airborne LiDAR market, a common evaluation standard based
on the user requirements including data quality and efficiency was developed to help users select a proper device. In this
paper, user requirements and data evaluating method were firstly discussed to build up a link between accuracy and
acquired footprints. Then, the relations between the coordinates of footprints and parameters were thoroughly analyzed.
The parameters were classified into basic and derived parameters, and a common evaluation standard was set up to
uniform these parameters according to data quality and efficiency. Furthermore, to demonstrate the effectiveness of the
standard, different parameter configurations were presented according to three different scenarios. The common
evaluation standard will help users to clarify and uniform the understanding of parameters.