LIDAR Bathymetry in Norwegian Waters

The Norwegian Hydrographic Service (NHS) has and will be utilising airborne LIDAR bathymetry in connection with the ongoing effort to modernise the maritime infrastructure along the Norwegian coast. This article describes the benefits and limitations of the technology, the results of a pilot project conducted in Norwegian waters in 1998 and operational data collection in Norway in 2002. The long-term plan for the Norwegian Hydrographic Service (NHS) is by 2006 to have the Norwegian coast covered with ENCs and paper charts based on source data from modern surveys. The Enhanced ENC Project was established in 1999 and is responsible for... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Floating Lidar System Weathers Major Storm

The EDP Inovação (EDPi) WindSentinel floating Lidar system has survived a major storm that ravaged the shores of Portugal near Viana do Castelo on 16 October 2014. Enduring gale force winds with gusts of over 90kmph and waves the size of three-storey buildings (10 metres high), the AXYS WindSentinel remained on-station and fully operational with 100% data availability. The WindSentinel was selected for EDP’s Demowfloat campaign following a strict selection process that included performance under severe weather like that experienced off the coast of Portugal.  Its performance during this storm validated the initial assessment, according to Carlos Martin Rivals, director... (read more)
2014-10-30 09:31:14

Call for Abstracts European Lidar Mapping Forum

The Call for Abstracts deadline for the European Lidar Mapping Forum being held in The Hague in the Netherlands on 30th November and 1st December 2010 is fast approaching: 1st July 2010. Authors wishing to submit a paper for the conference are requested to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words. This can be done online. Professionals considering visiting would be interested to note that the response to the exhibition booths has been phenomenal. Companies thinking about exhibiting should act fast as only ten exhibit stands are available for bookings. (read more)
2010-06-28 09:30:19

European Lidar and Mobile Mapping Conference

The European LiDAR Mapping Forum [ELMF10], to be held in The Hague from 30th November to 1st December 2010 is a two-day technical conference focussing on the use of airborne, bathymetric and terrestrial Lidar with a particular focus on mobile mapping to support transport, urban modelling and asset management and GIS applications. Alongside there is an associated international exhibition for system and component manufacturers, operators and service companies. Building on 10 years of experience with the annual International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF) in the USA, the organisers are bringing this event to Europe. With its focus on Lidar technology and... (read more)
2010-03-09 01:23:27

Lidar Mapping Forum to New Orleans

The ILMF team has established the dates for ILMF 2011. It is to be held from 7th to 9th February 2011 at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, USA. The eleventh edition of the Lidar event aims at professionals from around the world with one focused objective of sharing information on Lidar technology and mobile mapping applications. ILMF 2011 will showcase more than fifty leading companies in this rapidly growing global market. Exhibitors include the Lidar and complementary sensor manufacturers, survey service companies, data processing, GIS and management specialists and the latest mobile mapping vehicles.The exhibition is complemented by... (read more)
2010-06-17 09:27:00

Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Survey in Eastern Canada

Fugro has been awarded a new task order by the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) to conduct an Airborne Lidar Bathymetry (ALB) survey in Eastern Canada. The task order, which has been issued under a three-year contract that Fugro holds with the CHS, is in support of their nautical charting programme and involves the survey of multiple sites along the coast of Nova Scotia. This marks the second consecutive year that Fugro’s ALB system has been utilised by CHS to survey the shores of Eastern Canada.    Fugro’s ALB system, SHOALS-1000T, will be used to acquire hydrographic survey data and seabed... (read more)
2012-05-02 10:50:09

Double RIEGL LIDAR 2015 User Conference

Following on from RIEGL LIDAR 2013, which took place in Vienna, Austria, RIEGL has announced that its next International User Conference, RIEGL LIDAR 2015, is to be held in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China, from 5 to 8 May 2015. The international conference in Hong Kong, with English as the primary language, will be held from Tuesday 5 May 2015 to Thursday 7 May 2015. The conference in Guangzhou, with Mandarin and English as the main languages, will be held from Thursday 7 May and Friday 8 May 2015. For every visitor, there will be the option to either participate... (read more)
2014-04-17 09:14:13

Programme European Lidar Mapping Forum Launched

The newly-launched European Lidar Mapping Forum is to present over 40 technical papers focused on airborne Lidar, mobile mapping, bathymetric and coastal Lidar. The first European Lidar Mapping Forum will be held in the Netherlands on 30th November and 1st December 2010. During the two days, more than 40 technical papers are to be presented. With the input of an internationally experienced and industry-led technical committee, a varied and informative conference programme has been compiled. The airborne Lidar session promises an unparalleled selection of specialist briefings on the latest technologies and trends, supported by real-world project experiences. Three sessions have... (read more)
2010-09-10 09:49:43
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