ILMF 2016

Miss ILMF 2016, miss a lot. Here’s a sample of critical content for LiDAR leaders:


Beyond Titanic – The Pursuit of Tactical Oceanography
Dave Gallo, PhD, Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives; Center for Climate and Life, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory; Columbia University

Pursuing Ancient Myths and Unveiling Lost Cultures with New Technologies
Christopher T. Fisher, PhD, Archaeologist, Professor, Colorado State University

Read more here: Read more here:


– Updates on the USGS NGP LiDAR Base Specification
– Single Photon, FLASH and Geiger Mode LiDAR: Manufacturers’ Perspective
– USGS Evaluation of Single Photon and Geiger-Mode LiDAR Technology for 3DEP
– Current and Coming Innovations in Linear LiDAR Technology
– Game-Changing Technologies on the Horizon
– UAV/UAS Integration
– Topo-Bathymetry
– Data Fusion & Processing
– Pointclouds & Automated Feature Extraction
– Forestry & Vegetation Monitoring
– Developments in Data Classification & GIS Modeling
– UAVs for Utilities and Inspections

See the full program here: Summary


– Experts from Chicago Transit Authority, Edison Electric Institute, FHA, North Carolina Emergency Management, Southern Florida Water Management District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USGS and Utah DOT are among the more than 50 presenters on the program.
See the full list here: presenters

– See who’s attending:


– See who’s exhibiting:

So you see, you’ll miss a lot if you miss this year’s ILMF.

It’s not too late to register and be in the know.


Please contact me with any questions or if I can help in any way.

Laura Hernandez
Conference Advisor

International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2015 Program Announced

In 2015 the ILMF will be celebrating its 15th year of hosting the foremost technical conference and exhibition focused on data acquisition, fusion, processing and point clouds for airborne, terrestrial and underwater LiDAR used to support transport, urban modeling, coastal zone mapping, utility asset management and more.

Conference Program
Learn about the latest advances in technology and hear about industry changes and developments first hand. Find out from industry experts about data capture systems, data fusion/classification and processing techniques and the increasing integration of key technologies which are driving the market. Listen to case studies highlighting actual experiences and lessons learned. See the full program here:

International Exhibition
More than 60 system, software and component manufacturers, operators and service companies will be showcasing new LiDAR products and a wide range of technologies and services. Exhibitors include airborne, terrestrial and bathymetric LiDAR, complementary sensor manufacturers, survey service companies, data processing, GIS and more. See who’s already signed up to exhibit:

New in 2015!!! UAV/UAS Pavilion & Workshop
Get an eye-witness look at the latest tools revolutionizing data capture at ILMF 2015. Top manufacturers including RIEGL, Topcon, Trimble, Velodyne, AIBOTIX, senseFLY and DroneDeploy will showcase vehicles and related systems. In the half-day UAV/UAS workshop, experts including Jonathan Downey of Airware and Colin Snow of Drone Analyst will share the latest technical, commercial and regulatory information. Learn more here:

ASPRS Hot Topics
The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) will provide an update on activities of the society associated with LiDAR, including an overview of the new USACE Engineer Manual 1110-1-1000, Photogrammetric and LiDAR Mapping. Click here for additional information:

Save $150 when you register for a full passport by December 19, 2014. Click here to register:

We look forward to welcoming you to ILMF February 23-25, 2015 in Denver!


Laura DeHaan
SPAR Point Group

Register for SPAR International – April 14-17, 2014, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mobile Mapping
Three days at SPAR International could mean the difference between being in the know and being in the dark.

What do you need to know?

Which 3D capture, processing and visualization tools are best for specific project applications?

Which tools will meet your needs for accuracy while staying within cost limitations?

What are the best methods for processing and managing large data sets?

What is the best way to share 3D information with many stakeholders across the web?
SPAR International focuses on considerations for end-to-end 3D measurement to address these (and other!) critical business and technology questions. Get the answers you need at SPAR!


American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) to Present “Hot Topics” Sessions at International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2014 in February

December 17, 2013 (Portland, Maine) – The International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), taking place February 17-19, 2014 in Denver, is delighted to announce that the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) will be running special ‘Hot Topics’ sessions alongside the main conference.

ASPRS plays a vital 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 Monday, February 17, ASPRS will provide an update on activities of the society associated with LiDAR and point cloud processing including:

The new concept of LAS Domain Profiles
The newly created bathometric profile for littoral mapping
Accuracy metrics being jointly developed by the ASPRS and the USGS for LiDAR calibration and project geometric correction
Best practices specifications for mobile laser scanning
Full information on ASPRS ‘Hot Topics’ programming can be found here.

Full International LiDAR Mapping Forum event information can be found here.

Admission to the ‘Hot Topics’ sessions is included with International LiDAR Mapping Forum conference registration.

Registration is available online now. Full conference, single-day and exhibits-only passes are offered. Group discounts are also available. Early registrants receive the best rates.

About International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF)
International LiDAR Mapping Forum is the premier event for the LiDAR market, attracting professionals from all over the world. A major focus of this event is the three day world class Technical Conference, where speakers from the international LiDAR community will report on latest technology advances and recent projects, highlighting actual experiences and lessons learned in aerial, terrestrial and bathymetric LiDAR with a focus on mobile mapping. Another key component of the ILMF event is the international exhibition held alongside where dozens of leading companies in this rapidly growing global market will be showcasing new LiDAR products and a wide range of new technologies and services. Technical workshops are hosted by exhibiting companies and are aimed at providing operators, managers and potential purchasers of equipment with an understanding of the basic principles and fundamental benefits and technology associated with LiDAR while providing the more seasoned experts with up-to-date information on current developments. For more information, visit ILMF is presented by SPAR Point Group.

About SPAR Point Group
SPAR Point Group organizes conferences and provides news and information for professionals involved in 3D imaging technologies, including LiDAR. Content– delivered in-person and online– gives practitioners tools and information to make better business decisions. SPAR Point Group organizes International LiDAR Mapping Forum, SPAR Europe, European LiDAR Mapping Forum, SPAR International and SPAR Japan and publishes and SPARView. SPAR Point Group is wholly-owned by Diversified Communications. For more information, visit and

GEO Business 2014 Launches a Call for Papers

GEO Business, the brand new geospatial Exhibition and Conference for everyone involved in the gathering, storing, processing and delivering of geospatial information has recently announced a Call for Papers.

Organised in collaboration with The Survey Association(TSA), Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors(ICES) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors(RICS) the international trade exhibition, cutting edge conference and programme of live workshops and demonstrations will be taking place in London from 28-29 May 2014 at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

The Conference Technical Committee led by Conference Chairman Chris Preston from Network Rail is seeking papers and work-in-progress reports on all aspects of geospatial technology and applications with a particular emphasis on papers that address the key commercial and technical issues facing the industry. Interested parties should submit their abstracts by the deadline of 29th January 2014 online at

Topics of interest include but are not limited to; recent project examples; big data and the role of geospatial professionals; survey operations and systems integration; developments in GIS; BIM meets geospatial; positioning, location and tracking with global navigation satellite systems applications; hydrographic/ coastal/ near-shore; land administration; data processing, presentation and applications; specifications and standards; educating the future global geospatial expert; international issues.

The recent launch of GEO Business is the result of an extensive consultation process with industry, which has highlighted the need for a joint cooperative event involving all the key players representing the geospatial community. ‘GEO Business will provide an important and much needed focal point for the Geospatial community’ said Graham Mills, President of The Survey Association. And Alan Barrow, President of ICES added, ‘This event brings together the principal leading organisations in the surveying community in a truly collaborative spirit.’

GEO Business is expected to attract the world’s leading suppliers of geospatial technology and service providers. It is an opportunity for manufacturers, suppliers and service providers to showcase their capabilities and solutions in this fast moving industry and is already supported by key industry organisations.

For information relating to the conference programme and the call for papers, please contact Caroline Hobden at For information on how to reserve your stand space, please contact Versha Carter at For further information, please visit
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Media enquiries to:

Versha Carter – Group Exhibition Director, Diversified Business Communications UK
t. +44 (0)1453 836363

ILMF 2013

he International LiDAR Mapping Forum opens in just over 3 weeks time
The ILMF team are busy preparing for the International LiDAR Mapping Forum which is being held in Denver, Colorado on February 11-13, 2013.

Boasting an action-packed conference program of over 30 carefully selected technical papers presented by LIDAR experts from across the world. The conference will place delegates one step ahead with knowledge of up-to-the-minute research and commercial developments.

Running alongside the conference is an international exhibition of over 70 leading technology, software and service providers from 17 different countries. ILMF also offers onsite mobile mapping vehicles and a whole host of Basics to LIDAR workshops, providing an understanding of the basic principles and benefits of LIDAR.

For further information, or to register, please go to or email

We look forward to welcoming you to Denver.


We are delighted to announce that Lawrie Jordan, Director of Imagery at Esri and Special Assistant to Jack Dangermond, President of Esri, will be giving this year’s keynote presentation at the European LiDAR Mapping Forum, which is taking place in Salzburg in December 2012.

Mr Jordan’s keynote speech will provide a vision for the fast-paced LIDAR industry. Focusing on how organisations can take their remotely sensed data to create intelligent 3D images for use in the cloud and augmented reality, his presentation will address the challenges facing the industry as well as potential GIS solutions.

For full details about Lawrie Jordan’s keynote presentation including an abstract, please visit

The European LiDAR Mapping Forum is taking place in Salzburg, Austria 4-5 December 2012, highlights include:

Innovative Conference
The highly acclaimed international conference offers an opportunity to learn about the latest advances in technology and hear about industry changes and developments first hand from industry experts. Find out more about data capture systems, data fusion/classification and processing techniques and the increasing integration of key technologies. Listen to case studies highlighting actual experiences and lessons learnt.

International Exhibition
Running alongside the conference is an exhibition of 50 system and component manufacturers, operators and service companies expected to demonstrate new LIDAR products and a wide range of new technologies and services. Exhibitors include airborne, terrestrial and bathymetric LIDAR, and complementary sensor manufacturers, survey service companies, data processing, GIS and management specialists and the latest mobile mapping vehicles.

Commercial Workshops
Delegates are able to attend our commercial workshop series presented by industry manufacturers aimed at providing novice operators, project and asset managers and potential purchasers of equipment with an understanding of the basic principles and fundamental benefits associated with LIDAR. These workshops are hosted by exhibiting companies and held alongside the ELMF conference. Delegates that are registered for the conference are able to attend free of charge.

Advanced Short Intensive Programme
ELMF is supporting an Advanced Short Intensive Programme that is organised and hosted by the University of Salzburg Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS and is being held from 30 November – 5 December. The course is catering to graduate students, young researchers and junior staff with a focus on research, development and applications involving LIDAR technologies and applications. The first three days being held at the University and the remaining days onsite at ELMF.

Mobile Mapping Vehicles
Mobile Mapping Vehicles will be parked directly outside the front of the centre providing easy access for all visitors wishing to view the latest technological developments in mobile mapping.

Early Bird Booking Rate
To take advantage of the Early Bird Booking Rate please register by the 10th of October 2012.

We look forward to welcoming you to Salzburg.

Kind regards,

The ELMF team.



The Technical Committee for the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), which is taking place in Denver, USA, February 11-13, 2013, has announced a Call for Papers and invites any interested parties to submit their abstracts by September 28, 2012 online at
The ILMF Technical Committee, led by Conference Chairman Alastair MacDonald from TMSI, will peer review each abstract and the final program will be announced in November.

ILMF set a new record for attendees in January 2012, when 773 professionals from 29 different countries turned up in droves for the 12th annual event. This proved once again that LiDAR, in its increasing variety of operational formats either alone or when complementing other technologies, is becoming the technology of choice for fast, accurate and quality geospatial data acquisition. Whether supporting highly detailed 3D urban mapping projects, forestry management, or railroad and power transmission line maintenance programs, LiDAR technology delivers the results needed by today’s demanding geospatial and mapping professionals.

Conference Chairman, Alastair MacDonald of TMS International, comments: “The quality of the papers presented at ILMF2012 was outstanding. The highly positive reaction to the topics from the delegates, which included many newcomers as end-users of LiDAR data, showed how important and relevant the chosen subjects were to the fast growing LiDAR community.” For a full list of topics, please go to

Running alongside the conference will once again be the exhibition of more than 50 leading companies expected to demonstrate new LiDAR products and a wide range of new technologies and services. The ILMF welcomes organizations involved in Airborne and Bathymetric LiDAR and Mobile Mapping Systems, including system and component manufacturers, operators, service companies and specialists in data processing, handling and management, to exhibit or sponsor at the ILMF event. Adam Hill from Blue Marble Geographics commented after the last event, “Bottom line – the ILMF has become and will continue to be the premier LiDAR conference event that all organizations in this industry must attend.” For the exhibitor list and more information about exhibiting, please go to
The organizers of the International LiDAR Mapping Forum also organize the European conference that is now in its 3rd year. Based upon the successful 12 year track record of the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), coupled with the growing acceptance in Europe of the benefits of LiDAR in low-cost mapping, the European LiDAR Mapping Forum (ELMF) was born.

If you would like to learn more please contact or call +44 (0) 1453 836363 or go to
Contact Information: Sophie Potten, Marketing Coordinator, Intelligent Exhibitions Ltd, The Pike House, George Street, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, GL6 0AG, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1453 836363. Email:,

About the LiDAR Mapping Forums: The International and European LiDAR Mapping Forums are the premier global events focused 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 core component of both events is the conference which introduces the latest concepts from commercial or academic research, leading edge innovations in technologies, improved operating practices, reports on actual project experiences and discusses new applications and markets being driven by the rapid improvements in LiDAR technology. During the conference the programme will focus on the use of LiDAR to support transport, urban modelling, coastal zone mapping, asset management and GIS applications. An international exhibition runs alongside the conferences with exhibitors involved in airborne, bathymetric and terrestrial LiDAR and mobile mapping systems, including system and component manufacturers, operators and service companies.

ILGISA Conference, Napeville, Illionis Oct 18-19th

Jamie Young and Chris Guy of AeroMetric and Kelli Cole of GeoCue will be conducting a LiDAR workShop using LiDAR Data and Software on Oct 18 at 1:30 to 4:30. for more details click on the link below.

ILGIS conference


“There’s a better way to reduce the cost of airborne mapping”
You are invited to attend our 2011 Airborne User Group Meeting being held Nov 1 – 3, in Toronto at the Toronto Rogers Centre / Renaissance Hotel. This meeting will focus on Advanced Product Training as well as on the latest developments in georeferencing technology, and will include special information sessions on:

· Optimizing Accuracy using the Various Methods of GNSS-Inertial Processing in Applanix POSPac MMS
· Advanced Flight Planning Techniques With Applanix POSTrack
· Advanced Techniques for Calibration and Quality Control of Directly Georeferenced Airborne Frame Imagery

In addition there will be a keynote address from Microsoft, user presentations, a customer Q & A session, and many networking and discussion sessions.

We believe this meeting will offer our customers, and ourselves, a valuable opportunity to share information, to hold in-depth discussions, to reconnect and strengthen relationships, and to explore issues of the day together. We hope that you can join us.

Below is the agenda and registration information:




Be sure to keep checking the web site ( for hotel and other information as it becomes available.

GeoCue Training
GeoCue is moving the training back to Nashville. The 2011 GeoCue Training Event will be September 19-23, 2011in Nashville. The training courses include GeoCue, TerraSolid and Qcoherent products. For more information Please contact Ashley at Good move on moving it back to Nashville.




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