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Spar Point Research Announces Keynote Speakers

March 10, 2009

DANVERS, Mass. -Spar Point Research announced keynote presenters for its sixth annual conference, SPAR 2009, to be held March 30-April 1, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency Denver in Colorado. The SPAR 2009 three-day technical conference brings the project interests of 3D positioning and imaging professionals together to learn about advances in 3D imaging for design, construction and infrastructure; to share best practices; and to discuss future opportunities for the technology.

Hans Hess, president, Hanesco AG, and former Leica Geosystems CEO, will present “Geomatics on the Move.” Charles Matta, director of Federal Buildings and Modernization, General Services Administration (GSA), will answer the question “Why 3D Scanning?” in a session that details the GSA’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) program. Daniel Livecchi of the U.S. Secret Service, and president, IAFSM, will discuss “Urban Modeling for National Special Security Events.” John Copple, CEO, Sanborn, will present “Applications of 3D Imaging,” including opportunities utilizing mobile scanning. Dr. Nelly Robles Garcia, director, Archaeological Zone, Monte Alban, will present “Strategic Planning for Digital Heritage Preservation.”

Special highlights of SPAR 2009 include:
  • An inaugural 3D Laser Scanning Boot Camp for managers and newcomers to the industry
  • Education credits for professional engineers, land surveyors and project managers. The conference program, which features more than 60 presenters, has been approved by the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying, the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Landscape Architects and the State of Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
  • New point cloud processing applications from both new and established suppliers to speed up deliverable extraction
  • Exhibition floor with more than 40 suppliers and six industry association partners
  • Expanded mobile scanning and mapping track as well as tracks covering the applications of 3D scanning to BIM validation and integration; industrial plant environments; digital preservation of historic assets; nuclear facility construction and modification; new business opportunities, and a new service provider networking session
  • Manufacturer-presented technical seminars on various concentrated topics related to data collection and processing
  • ASCE workshop on geo-referencing with the Global Positioning System
To learn more about SPAR 2009, to register for the conference and to reserve a hotel room, visit www.sparllc.com/spar2009.php.


About Spar Point Research
Spar Point Research (
www.sparllc.com) investigates and reports on 3D scanning, imaging and position capture technologies used to improve the productivity, quality, safety and risk profile of engineering, fabrication, construction and manufacturing operations. The company's annual SPAR conferences in the United States and Japan attract project managers, engineering and technical leads, industrial metrologists and surveyors. The events also showcase new data capture and processing technologies used for 3D surveying and dimensional control for work on offshore platforms, nuclear power plant modifications, refinery revamps, discrete and process manufacturing, transportation, building and civil infrastructure projects, historic preservation as well as forensic investigations and security planning.