The Technical Committee for the third European LiDAR Mapping Forum (ELMF), which is taking place in Salzburg, Austria on Dec. 4-5, 2012, has recently announced a Call for Papers and invites any interested parties to submit their abstracts online by July 25, 2012. The ELMF Technical Committee, led by Conference Chairman Alastair MacDonald from TMSI, will lead a peer review of each abstract and the final program will be announced at the beginning of September.

The ELMF is focused on applying LiDAR and laser scanning to deliver outside mapping and imaging solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner across a variety of markets.  Over the two days, the conference will focus on the use of LiDAR to support transport, urban modeling, asset management, coastal zone mapping, and 3D and GIS applications. 

In addition, the organizers reported that, despite only recently launching the dates for the forum, they have been overwhelmed by the response from organizations wishing to exhibit. The ELMF welcomes organizations involved in airborne, bathymetric LiDAR and mobile mapping systems, including system and component manufacturers, operators, service companies and specialists in data handling and management, to exhibit or sponsor at the ELMF event.

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