RiCAST: Artificial Intelligence: A Geospatial Revolution!

Nick Ferguson, VP Strategy & BD

In today’s installment of the RIEGL RiCAST, we are joined by Michael Sitar, RIEGL USA’s Executive Management Consultant, along with Nick Ferguson, VP of Strategy & BD from Enview Inc.

Enview Inc. offers data analytics and remote sensing solutions. The company automates geospatial big data for the energy industry to enhance the safety, reliability, and compliance of pipeline and power line operations.

Nick Ferguson has led sales, marketing and product teams consulting with geospatial, energy and government organizations throughout the world. Nick holds a BS and MBA from Durham University (UK) and is a Chartered Geographer and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

The two gentlemen go into depth today on the future and current relationship between LiDAR and Artificial Intelligence. Take a listen to this edition of RiCAST to learn more about how LiDAR combined with A.I. techniques and cloud computing, we are at the threshold of a geospatial renaissance for automated information extraction and intelligence!

We hope you enjoy!


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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