LiDAR and GIS Grow Closer Together

LiDAR Magazine recently published an interview with Ron Behrendt, Managing Director of Behron LLC, a geospatial consultancy. In this interview he discusses the RIEGL RiMAP software that is currently under development that will smooth the data flow and improve the efficiency of transferring LiDAR point clouds and associated imagery from RIEGL’s systems into Esri’s ArcGIS Platform.

LiDAR is a remote sensing method that uses a laser to measure various elevations such as the ground, forest, and buildings. LiDAR is a major source of geographic information containing highly accurate information and as such, is an incredible tool.  However, its voluminous data sets and their characteristics have historically made it challenging to ingest into GIS and thereby making it less accessible to GIS users.

The interview that LiDAR Magazine conducted with Ron Behrendt highlights and goes further in depth on how a new plug-in module for Esri’s ArcGIS Pro desktop GIS will make this process simpler and the combination of LiDAR and GIS more effective.

To read the full insightful interview, please click the link below!

LiDAR and GIS Grow Closer



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 Ultimate LiDARTM 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, training and support; RIEGL maintains an outstanding history of reliability and support to their customers.

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

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