RIEGL will be attending, exhibiting and presenting at ILMF. The International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) is a technical conference and exhibition showcasing the latest airborne, terrestrial, and underwater LiDAR, as well as emerging remote sensing and data collection tools and technologies. This year’s conference will be held Feb. 22-24 in Denver.

It will bring hundreds of professionals together who are seeking LiDAR and other 3D geospatial data collection technologies to support transport, urban modeling, coastal zone mapping, utility asset management and more.

RIEGL will be exhibiting at booths 86 and 92. At Booth 92, the LMS-Q1560 airborne laser scanning system, RiCOPTER-based unmanned LiDAR solution, and state-of-the-art VP-1 helipod will be on display.

The LMS-Q1560 is a dual channel airborne laser scanning system suited for a variety of airborne surveying missions. The scanner is a high-performance, fully integrated cutting-edge surveying tool. Powerful laser sources, Multiple-Time-Around processing, echo digitization and waveform analysis support operation at various flight altitudes, making it ideal for ultra-wide area aerial surveys and complex urban environment aerial surveys.

The RiCOPTER is an unmanned multi-rotor aircraft equipped with RIEGL's VUX-SYS airborne laser scanner to offer a fully integrated turnkey solution for professional UAS surveying missions.

The VP-1 helipod is an ultra-compact, lightweight pod, integrated with the VUX-SYS sensor, to be mounted on manned helicopters. It can be used for applications such as precision agriculture, flood zone mapping, emergency management planning, accident investigation, power line, railway and pipeline inspection, terrain and canyon mapping, and more.

At booth 86, RIEGL will host a product launch of its latest state-of-the-art systems on Feb. 22. It will be the worldwide launch of the company’s newest systems.

In addition its exhibition and unveiling this year, RIEGL will also be presenting at ILMF.

At the pre-conference product previews, Andres Vargas, kinematic integrations and applications engineer of RIEGL USA, will present on Feb. 22. He will talk about the comprehensive airborne laser scanning systems suite that RIEGL has to offer.

Andreas Ullrich, CTO of RIEGL, will be presenting "What a Difference a Detector Makes: A Discussion on Linear LiDAR and Geiger-Mode LiDAR" on Feb. 24. The lecture will cover the performance of linear LiDAR compared to Geiger Mode LiDAR, in reliably generating high-resolution digital elevation maps of densely canopied areas,  or in complex environments where data from both man-made inventory like powerlines and undergrowth vegetation have to be acquired in a single take.

Ullrich also participate on a discussion panel on "Current and Coming Innovations in Linear LiDAR Technology" on Feb. 23.


RIEGL delivers cutting-edge technology in airborne, mobile, terrestrial and the newest unmanned laser scanning solutions. RIEGL specializes in the mobile mapping, civil infrastructure, airborne scanning, unmanned, hydrographic, bathymetric, mining and terrestrial based industries. Instruments are ruggedly designed for reliability under demanding environmental conditions. RIEGL USA, located in Orlando, Fla., serves as the North American center of sales, training and support for all RIEGL products.

About International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF)
International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) is a technical conference and exhibition focused on airborne, terrestrial and underwater LiDAR, as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technology used for applications including asset management; civil infrastructure; coastal zone mapping; emergency services and disaster response; land and natural resource management; and urban modeling. ILMF is part of a network of events and media for the global geospatial market organized by Diversified Communications.