The International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), taking place from Feb. 11-13, 2013 in Denver, announced that the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) will be running special ‘hot topics’ sessions alongside the main conference.
ASPRS plays a role in the LiDAR industry as
it is the key organization that sets data format and accuracy standards for
kinematic laser scanning. With a full morning dedicated to ASPRS on Feb. 11, it
will be sharing the results of crucial projects to benefit the LiDAR community;
providing information to help improve accuracy and cost efficiency.
Lewis Graham, LiDAR division director of
ASPRS, will kick off the morning by revealing exciting new plans for the
development of LAS validation software, which is the standard data delivery format
used throughout the world. It is supported in all commercial LiDAR hardware and
software, and is also the required delivery standard for nearly all private and
governmental kinematic LiDAR projects. The new LAS validation software will be
key in ensuring LAS file compliance and the software will be discussed publicly
for the first time at ILMF.
Another session not to be missed will be the
first public update of a major project funded by the
United States Geological Survey. The project
is investigating new approaches of calibrating and geometrically adjusting
broad area airborne LiDAR projects, and over the past year, ASPRS’
Airborne Laser Scanning committee has been
assessing new techniques. The committee will provide insight into the project
so far, which is expected to have a major impact on how airborne laser scanning
data are adjusted in the future.
With the advancement of mobile mapping, ASPRS
has also focused on best practice and accuracy assessment in mobile laser
scanning to help the LiDAR industry ensure top quality data for minimum cost.
The Mobile Laser Scanning committee of the LiDAR division will present a
preview of this project, which is setting benchmarks to benefit the mobile
Graham says, “ASPRS recognizes the vital role
that ILMF contributes to the state-of-art and is pleased to contribute to and
participate at this event. We are delighted to share the findings of important
projects for the LiDAR community and will be rounding off the morning with a
Q&A session which will be open to all delegates.”
ILMF13 will be the biggest event yet, with
world leading experts presenting at the conference and an exhibition with 75
booths of technology, software and service providers, adding extra benefits and
value to the conference for delegates. Exhibitors include the LiDAR and complementary
sensor manufacturers, survey service companies, data processing, GIS and management
specialists and the latest mobile mapping vehicles. In addition, there will be
a series of learning workshops and live mobile mapping demonstrations to enable
delegates to witness data capture methods in real time, and to learn about the
latest advances in mobile and 3D capture applications, including
integration with LiDAR and photogrammetry.
For more information, visit:www.lidarmap.org/
ASPRS Presents Sessions at International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2013
December 5, 2012