ELMF Press Release

PRESS RELEASE 16th August 2011 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EVER WANTED TO TAKE A DRIVE IN A MOBILE MAPPING VEHICLE?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a drive in a Mobile Mapping vehicle and learn first-hand about this revolutionary, cost effective and ultra efficient technology?

As 3D laser scanning vehicles become an ever more frequent sight on our streets following the adoption of mobile mapping by local governments, environmental agencies, surveyors and consumer mapping websites – interest in the vehicles’ capability has surged in recent years.

Full access to this state of the art technology and more will be on show at the heavily anticipated 2nd outing of the European LiDAR Mapping Forum (ELMF) taking place in Salzburg, Austria from 29th – 30th November 2011.

Not only do visitors to ELMF 2011 benefit from a first rate international conference, a supporting exhibition, industry workshops and networking opportunities, but once again visitors have the opportunity to test drive various mobile mapping vehicles that will physically be parked outside the Congress Centre.

One of the vehicles on show will be Optech’s Lynx Mobile Mapper™ which is the latest generation in the rapid collection of survey-grade 3D data. Lynx collects engineering/survey-grade lidar data, with camera imagery, over large areas where static sensors are impractical, but where required accuracies and resolution exceed those of airborne technologies.

Other vehicles include MDL’s Dynascan an entry level system that combines a laser scanning module, GNSS receiver, and inertial navigation sensor all in one pod which is designed for the most rugged and harsh environments; 3D Laser Mapping will be demonstrating state of the art solutions such as StreetMapper the mobile mapping system and the monitoring system SiteMonitor; The IP-S2 Topcon that combines GNSS positioning and inertial measurements with 3D point cloud data and digital imagery and Sineco SPA (in collaboration with Optech and OGS) who have fine tuned the Lynx Mobile Mapper that to all effects, represents the new generation of laser scanner technology in that it completely revolutionises traditional surveying methods. For further information on all the vehicles on show at ELMF 2011, please go to http://www.lidarmap.org/ELMF/vehicles/

The ELMF 2011 is the premier event in Europe focussed on applying the technology of LIDAR and laser scanning to deliver outside mapping and imaging solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner across a variety of markets. The second ELMF 2011 is taking place at the Salzburg Congress, Salzburg, Austria. Last year’s inaugural event attracted 613 professionals from the mapping, surveying and GIS industries representing 46 countries. Salzburg is often quoted as being at the heart of Europe. Centrally located, Salzburg is easily accessible for northern, southern, eastern and western European countries with excellent flights, road and rail connections.

The ELMF 2011 conference committee are currently reviewing over 80 abstracts that were submitted following the Call for Papers. The programme will be announced at the beginning of September and updates can be found on the website http://www.lidarmap.org

For further information please contact info@lidarmap.net or go to http://www.lidarmap.org

For more information contact:

Caroline Hobden, Event Manager
European LiDAR Mapping Forum
caroline.hobden@intelligentexhibitions.com

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