GPI Geospatial Expands Airborne LiDAR Acquisition Services through Addition of RIEGL VQ-1560 II Ultra High-Performance System!

GPI, an established airborne, mobile, and terrestrial LiDAR services provider, has added the RIEGL VQ-1560 II to their toolbox of advanced digital sensors to further expand their capabilities. As a highly progressive company that uses proven technologies to satisfy their client’s needs, this cutting-edge airborne sensor will further allow GPI to provide advanced mapping solutions to meet and exceed their client’s expectations.

The RIEGL VQ-1560 II is an ultra-high performance, dual channel waveform processing airborne LiDAR mapping system that is well prepared to fulfill the challenging demands of complex airborne mapping missions. The fully integrated and calibrated system is equipped with a seamlessly integrated high performance IMU/GNSS system and a primary Phase One 150-megapixel RGB camera. Based on RIEGL’s sophisticated Waveform-LiDAR technology, the system is capable of online waveform processing, as well as full and smart waveform recording, thus delivering highly information rich scan data for post-processing.

“This sensor will position GPI to enter new markets and disciplines in support of our Geospatial Branch’s strategic growth plan.” says Paul Badr, President of GPI Geospatial. “The professional use and ownership of sophisticated sensors allows our team to offer superior and accurate mapping products to our clients who expect creative and proven technology solutions. The newly acquired VQ-1560 II will enable us to fly at higher altitudes and deliver increased point cloud density.”

“GPI Geospatial is a recognized leader in wide area LiDAR mapping throughout the United States and beyond. We are extremely proud to call them a long-term customer. Congratulations to Paul Badr and his forward-thinking team in further investing in the productivity and exceptional data quality of the RIEGL VQ-1560 II wide area mapping solution with the addition of another sensor to their acquisition fleet,” stated Johannes Riegl, Jr., President of RIEGL USA.

About GPI Geospatial, Inc. (GPI):

GPI is a trusted provider of precision mapping and surveying services within the transportation planning, design & construction communities. Our knowledgeable, high-performing team members are focused on cultivating and maintaining client relationships through safe, innovative and timely project delivery.

GPI is experienced in LiDAR, mobile LiDAR, digital orthophotography and HD video acquisition and processing. We provide high accuracy, simultaneous data collection using multiple sensors from our fixed wing aircraft, UAS, or ground-based vehicles.

GPI’s Geospatial Team is comprised of 16 Licensed Professional Land Surveyors, 5 ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrists (CP), 3 GIS Professional (GISP) and over 90 employees; many with more than 20 years of experience. It is our goal to offer our clients the very best in technology, customized methodologies and the upmost in customer service in order to provide the specific data required to accomplish their project goals.


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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