Category: Riegl LiDAR 2015

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Single-Rotor Camcopter Extends Range and Flight Times

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Informed Infrastructure spoke with Anna Katharina Hoefler, program manager at SCHIEBEL, at the RIEGL LiDAR Conference in Hong Kong. The rugged and large-scale single-rotor CAMCOPTER has a flight time of greater than six hours and a range from 50-200 kilometers.

Processing and Visualizing Seamless Mobile LiDAR Point Clouds

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Informed Infrastructure spoke with Mika Salolahti, Business Development Manager at Terrasolid, about the processing and visualization of high-quality LiDAR point clouds. The visualization of tramlines in Helsinki, including overhanging wires, proves a powerful tool for asset management, maintenance and planning.

Pioneering LiDAR Adoption in China

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Informed Infrastructure interviewed Yanjing Liu, CEO of Five Star Electronic Technology, at the RIEGL LiDAR Conference in Guangzhou, China. Liu left his academic position at Virginia Tech and companies he founded in the United States to pioneer the use of LiDAR in China. We spoke about the hard work needed to set up this capacity as well as some landmark projects, including 3-D mapping of the Great Wall.

Promoting the Value of 3-D Data for the Nation

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Informed Infrastructure spoke with Jim Van Rens, CEO of RIEGL USA, at the company’s user conference in Hong Kong. Jim is actively involved in helping promote the U.S. Geological Survey’s 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) that aims to map the country in high-resolution 3-D using LiDAR and aligned technologies.