Editor’s Note: GIM International recently released an article written by James Van Rens, Senior Vice President of RIEGL USA. This article discusses how LiDAR technology has evolved over the last few decades, the major growth and development within photonics and the LiDAR industry, introducing A.I in order to increase productivity, and how we are able to use LiDAR technology to save lives!
Over the years we have experienced incredible improvements in our ability to acquire data. The size, performance and productivity of systems has been transformative for the surveying and mapping professions. The way your work is done and the expectations of the end-users are constantly changing. The promise of LiDAR is in the accuracy of the information and the integration of the additional data the sensor is able to provide for the end-user. It’s the newly integrated high-fidelity visualization that is needed in order to continue to expand the market and be beneficial to the geospatial world.
To read the original article, please click the link below to read it at the GIM International website.
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 and focuses on pulsed time-of-flight laser radar technology in multiple wavelengths.
RIEGL’s core technology, the digitization of LiDAR signals (“Waveform LiDAR”), provides 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, as well as training and support, RIEGL maintains an outstanding 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, China, Australia and Canada; and a worldwide network of representatives.