After several years of significant but incremental technological developments in the LiDAR sector, the field is currently witnessing potentially revolutionary change through the introduction of Single Photon LiDAR (SPL) and Geiger-Mode LiDAR technology. SPL / Geiger-Mode arguably provides a more efficient approach to perform high-resolution 3D mapping. It has higher efficiency with respect to traditional linear LiDAR and offers additional 3D mapping capability in terms of swath width, spatial resolution, acquisition time and density of range returns.
These developments have led to National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies (NMCAs) considering a change in their production pipelines, while mapping companies are contemplating upgrading their airborne systems. However, few open datasets and experiences are available to inform such decisions, and the global geospatial community is keen to learn more information about the technology and its deployment for 3D territorial mapping.
These facts and considerations motivated the organization of this EuroSDR Workshop on SPL and Geiger-Mode LiDAR technology in Barcelona, Spain. The one-day workshop aims to bring together experts, researchers, developers and practitioners in the mapping sector to discuss this exciting new scanning technology and the results achieved to date.
You are invited to join this EuroSDR event at ICGC in Barcelona, Spain. Presentations will be made by representatives from industry, academia, and NMCAs. Speakers from COWI, Harris, Leica Geosystems, Stuttgart University and TU Wien are already confirmed. If you would like to present your activities with SPL and/or Geiger-mode data, please contact Jon Mills at your earliest convenience - am9uICEgbWlsbHMgfCBuZXdjYXN0bGUgISBhYyAhIHVr
The event will have a registration fee of €25 for students (undergraduate and PhDs) and €50 for full delegates. The registration form is now available on the EuroSDR website at the address below, and registration will close on 25th February 2019.
Refreshments (coffee, lunch) are included in the registration cost. On the evening of Wednesday 6th March, all participants are invited to join a complementary social dinner (venue TBC).