Quantum Spatial to Present at International LiDAR Mapping Forum

Quantum Spatial, Inc. the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, will showcase its leadership in use of next-generation sensors to support wide-area programs, such as the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 3D Elevation Program (3DEP), topographic-bathymetric (topo-bathy) LiDAR and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) next week. The company’s geospatial professionals will take part in numerous presentations and panel discussions, and will be available for focused discussions and demonstrations in the Quantum Spatial booth.

Visit our experts in Denver Feb 13 – Feb 15 at booth #46 to learn more about how Quantum Spatial can support your geospatial mapping needs.

Quantum Spatial’s Russell Faux, senior vice president will deliver these presentations:

  • Performance of the Riegl VQ-880-G LiDAR Sensor in Mapping Coastal Near-Shore Bathymetry – February 15, 9:10 a.m. – Faux will explain how topographic-bathymetric (topo-bathy) LiDAR continues to develop as a unique tool for mapping near-shore and intertidal zones. He will highlight a case study of how Quantum Spatial is deploying the Riegl VQ-880-G – a next-generation topo-bathy LiDAR sensor – to map more than 200 miles of South Carolina coastline for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Geodetic Survey. Faux also will share results of the sensor’s performance in capturing detailed elevation data in coastal near-shore and estuarine environments, as well as lessons learned from deploying the Riegl VQ-880-G for this and similar mapping projects.
  • Utilizing UAV-based LiDAR and Imagery Technology for Coastal and Wetland Applications – February 15, 3:10 p.m. – Faux will join with Matthew Coleman from PrecisionHawk to discuss how Quantum Spatial acquires, processes and delivers high-resolution aerial LiDAR data and multispectral imagery from unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM). They will demonstrate the benefits and difficulties of working with unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-based LiDAR for mapping-grade projects. The presentation will address data acquisition using PrecisionHawk’s Lancaster 5 fixed-wing aircraft and In-Flight software for flight planning and management during acquisition, along with automated and semi-automated data processing.

Faux also will participate in panel discussions:

  • UAVs – February 15, 3:30 p.m. – Faux, with speakers from Aerial Services, Cognizant and PrecisionHawk, will provide further insight into the practical applications of UAS technologies (e.g., UAS-based LiDAR) with respect to traditional mapping requirements and project considerations.

For more information, or to set up a meeting at the Quantum Spatial booth, email Michael Shillenn at mshillenn@quantumspatial.com.

We look forward to seeing you in Denver!


The Quantum Spatial Team 


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