International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2017 keynotes announced

January 13, 2017  - By

ilmfThe organizers of International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) has announced the 2017 keynote lineup. The event takes place Feb. 13-15 in Denver, Colorado.

ILMF is a technical conference and exposition covering the newest airborne, terrestrial and underwater lidar as well as emerging remote-sensing and data-collection tools and technologies,

The keynote speakers are:

  • Larry Mayer, professor and director, School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, University of New Hampshire
    Keynote: “Challenges of Mapping the Deep Ocean: If Only Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Worked in 10,000m of Water”
  • Timothy Trainor, co-chair, United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management; chief of Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau
    Keynote: “Role of Technology and Geospatial Information Toward Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals”
  • Roy E. Wright, deputy associate administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, FEMA
    Keynote: “What FEMA Seeks from Geospatial Information: Risk Management, Risk Reduction”
  • Eric E. Poehler, associate professor of Classics and co-director, Digital Humanities Initiative; University of Massachusetts – Amherst
    Keynote: “Mapping Pompeii: New Discoveries with New Technologies”

“We’re honored to have such a stellar lineup to kick off the ILMF conference,” said Lisa Murray, event director. “These keynotes demonstrate the incredible breadth of uses for lidar technology — from mapping the ocean floor to mapping the ancient city of Pompeii, to using lidar for global sustainable development and for risk management and reduction.”

These leaders are among 60 aerial mapping experts at ILMF 2017 who will share their knowledge at ILMF. Other sessions will cover topics including:

  • Analyzing Lidar for Decision-Making
  • Bathymetry Lidar and Topobathy
  • Coastal Monitoring
  • Forestry
  • Geiger-Mode Lidar (GML) and Single-Photon Lidar (SPL): What’s the difference and why does it matter?
  • Landslide Detection and Mapping
  • Multi-Sensor and Data Fusion
  • New Developments In Mobile Mapping
  • New Technologies
  • Point Clouds: From Processing & Feature Extraction To Analysis & Management
  • Topo-Bathy & Shoreline Mapping
  • UAVS and Lidar
  • Unique Applications
  • Updates from USGS

View the complete Conference Program here.

Running alongside the conference is an exhibition featuring the world’s top providers of lidar and new and complementary solutions. See the exhibitor list here.

“ILMF is the best opportunity of the year for mapping professionals to learn about the newest lidar solutions, raise their technical competence, network with other practitioners, and see the latest technology,” said Ms. Murray.

Early-bird registration ends Jan. 31, with $175 in savings. Registration is available online here.

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About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.