Quantum Spatial Purchases Two NEW RIEGL VQ-1560 II Airborne LiDAR Systems to Add to their Fleet!

RIEGL is incredibly excited to announce that Quantum Spatial, the United States’ largest independent geospatial data firm, has recently purchased two of RIEGL’s newest airborne LiDAR systems, the VQ-1560 II!

VQ-1560 II

The VQ-1560 II is a dual channel waveform processing airborne LiDAR scanning system, excellently suited for high point density mapping and ultra-wide area mapping. It provides further increased performance and highest productivity based on a laser pulse repetition rate of up to 4 MHz, resulting in more than 2.66 million measurements per second on the ground. The system is the most flexible choice for data acquisition with an exceptionally wide range of achievable point densities and the utmost data collection efficiency at the same time.

Introduced last year at INTERGEO 2019, the geospatial audience has been highly receptive and enthusiastic about this airborne instrument. Quantum Spatial is no exception to this and we look forward to seeing the results of future projects Quantum will perform with their two new systems.

“Our clients rely on us to provide answers to their toughest questions. Moreover, our solutions demand more data and fidelity to solve these challenges, which drives our reliance on leading-edge technology. The investment in two RIEGL VQ-1560 II sensors adds significant capabilities to our industry-leading suite of technology.” said Quantum Spatial’s President & CEO, Peter LaMontagne.

Quantum Spatial’s Vice President of Data Acquisition, Jon Wittman, declared “We have a close working relationship with RIEGL and recognize the efficiency and integrity of their products. The new sensors will provide important capabilities to both our commercial and government business units.”

When discussing the recent purchases, Joshua France, Airborne Segment Manager with RIEGL USA, stated, “We are very excited to continue our relationship with Quantum as they seek to continuously improve industry leading quality. The VQ-1560 II is unrivalled in its 4 MHz laser pulse rate and the scan pattern provides high resolution data for their clients. The future of the geospatial industry is bright, and our partnership is just starting to glow.”

The RIEGL team is very enthusiastic about Quantum Spatial’s recent acquisition of these two phenomenal systems. We look forward to continuing to build our working relationship with this fantastic company in the future in order to help benefit the LiDAR industry and its valued customers.

About Quantum Spatial
Quantum Spatial, the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, provides geographic insights to the largest government and corporate organizations that need geospatial intelligence to mitigate risk, plan for growth, better manage resources and advance scientific understanding. A pioneer in advanced mapping technology, Quantum Spatial’s end-to-end solutions and services deliver the industry’s highest data quality and accuracy, while leveraging the widest array of technologies for analyzing all types of terrains.



RIEGL is an international leading provider of cutting edge technology in airborne, mobile, terrestrial, industrial and unmanned laser scanning solutions.

RIEGL has been producing LiDAR systems commercially for over 40 years and focuses on pulsed time-of-flight laser radar technology in multiple wavelengths.

RIEGL’s core Smart-Waveform technologies provide pure digital LiDAR signal processing, unique methodologies for resolving range ambiguities, multiple targets per laser shots, optimum distribution of measurements, calibrated amplitudes and reflectance estimates, as well as the seamless integration and calibration of systems.
RIEGL’s various 3D scanners offer a wide array of performance characteristics and serve as a platform for continuing “Innovation in 3D” for the LiDAR industry.

From the first inquiry, to purchase and integration of the system, as well as training and support, RIEGL maintains an out-standing history of reliability and support to their customers.

Worldwide sales, training, support and services are delivered from RIEGL’s headquarters in Austria, main offices in the USA, Japan, Australia and China, and by a worldwide network of representatives covering Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia, and Africa.


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