International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2018

Posted on February 16th, by Kathryn Kutchel in Events, Infrastructure, Our people, Survey.

Labelled as a “must attend event”, the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) has started the 2018 event calendar off with a bang.
Held in Denver, Colorado just last week, Taylors Managing Director, Richard Cirillo, and General Manager of Infrastructure, Anthony Emmerson, were in attendance to hear about the latest LiDAR technology and new data techniques and technological integration.

The conference offered networking opportunities across the three days and showcased vendors and case studies from the USA while educating attendees from around the world. Aside from exhibiting the latest in airborne, terrestrial, and underwater LiDAR along with remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies, the forum provided those in the infrastructural and geospatial market with a chance to ‘participate in conference sessions and exhibitions on worlds best practice in LiDAR technology.

“[It was a great experience] being able to talk directly with equipment manufacturers and software vendors at the forefront of this technology,” said Mr Cirillo. “and therefore, continue to bring innovative and worlds best practice / solutions to our clients.”

One of the notable highlights of the forum was the launch of the Trimble MX9, a brand new ‘field-to-finish’ mobile mapping solution with significantly improved features to improve efficient workflow; you can read more about it here. It was debuted alongside other new products and services, exhibited by companies and leading industry bodies from around the world.
“[It was] also [good to see] our in-house point cloud software we have been developing stands very respectably amongst others in the market.”

By attending the 2018 LiDAR Mapping Forum, the Taylors representatives have walked away with fresh knowledge and a re-invigorated spirit for future developments. “[We want] to benchmark ourselves with the best and the leaders in the game, [and we have] come away very confident about our expertise.”