Mar 08

Catching up with USGS & 3DEP at ILMF

hAyres Associates sent a contingency of project managers and supervisors to the 2016 International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) in Denver, Colorado.  ILMF is a technical conference and exhibition showcasing the latest LiDAR advances and emerging remote-sensing technologies.



Our team had a unique opportunity to meet with key staff from USGS staff regarding the ongoing and upcoming 3DEP LiDAR projects in Wisconsin. Not only did we get a chance to meet with the folks that wrote the USGS LiDAR specifications, but we also spent a considerable amount of time with their Quality Control team. We reiterated with the USGS that our goal is to pass the rigorous USGS QC process on the first delivery and get it accepted for publication in the National Map.


eThe buzz around the conference this year was Geiger-mode and single photon LiDAR, which are new sensor systems that collect super high density point clouds (20+ points per meter) from altitudes of 20,000+ feet above the ground. We met with the companies that provide these new LiDAR technologies to see how well they fit for our clients’ needs as we look towards the future of topographic mapping. Overall it was a very busy couple of days in Denver – very educational and informative.

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