About Amerisurv| Contact    
Magazine | Newsletter    
Flickr Photos | Advertise    
HomeNewsNewsletterAmerisurv DirectoryJobsStoreAuthorsHistoryArchivesBlogVideosEvents
Register to receive the Amerisurv Newsletter | Also See Our LiDAR News Newsletter | RSS Feed  

Sponsored By

Software Reviews
Continuing Series
An RTN expert provides everything you need to know about network-corrected real-time GNSS observations.
Click Here to begin the series,
or view the Article PDF's Here
76-PageFlip Compilation
of the entire series
Test Yourself

Got Answers?
Test your knowledge with NCEES-level questions.
  Start HERE
Meet the Authors
Check out our fine lineup of writers. Each an expert in his or her field.
Wow Factor
Sponsored By

Product Reviews
Partner Sites







Spatial Media LLC properties




  The American Surveyor     

ASPRS to Present Hot Topics Session at International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2013 Print E-mail
Written by International LiDAR Mapping Forum   
Tuesday, 04 December 2012

The International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), taking place from February 11-13 2013 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 February 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. LAS 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 a fascinating 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 mapping sector. 

Lewis Graham commented, "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 or to register, please visit www.lidarmap.org or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

< Prev   Next >


Amerisurv Exclusive Online-only Article ticker
Featured Amerisurv Events
List Your Event Here
contact Amerisurv


Carlson Unveils

press [at] amerisurv.com
Online Internet Content


News Feeds

Subscribe to Amerisurv news & updates via RSS or get our Feedburn
xml feed

Need Help? See this RSS Tutorial

Historic Maps

post a job
Reach our audience of Professional land surveyors and Geo-Technology professionals with your GeoJobs career ad. Feel free to contact us if you need additional information.


Social Bookmarks

Amerisurv on Facebook 

Amerisurv LinkedIn Group 

Amerisurv Flickr Photos 

Amerisurv videos on YouTube 



The American Surveyor © All rights reserved / Privacy Statement
Spatial Media LLC
7820B Wormans Mill Road, #236
Frederick MD 21701
301-695-1538 - fax