The American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) have announced that their annual geospatial events will take place together in Denver in 2018. Lisa Murray, director of ILMF, recently made the announcement with ASPRS President Charles Toth during her opening remarks at ILMF 2017.

“The current leadership of both organizations views colocation as a great benefit to the loyal attendees of both events. We envision the 2018 ILMF/ASPRS Annual Meeting as an opportunity for both organizations to focus on their core strengths to create an outstanding conference experience,” Toth said.

The combined event will feature a single exhibit hall and inclusive social activities, giving attendees access to more geospatial solutions and networking than would have been possible had the events continued separately. The events will maintain parallel technical programs, including ILMF product reviews and ASPRS workshops, awards and committee meetings. Attendees will be able to purchase a conference pass that allows entry to programs of their choice, or they may choose a universal pass that allows entry to all programs.

ILMF and ASPRS will take place together at the Hyatt Regency Denver  Feb. 5-7, 2018. The 2017 ILMF concluded Feb. 15. The 2017 ASPRS Annual Conference will take place in Baltimore on March 12-16.

“The geospatial community has long been asking event partners to work together. This is a giant step toward a shared vision of bringing industry members together with government and academia for a powerful combination of education, technology innovation and commercial exchange,” Murray said.

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.

About American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
Founded in 1934, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving professional members around the world. Its mission is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS) and supporting technologies.