The upcoming International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) 2015 Conference in Denver will include a new focus on unmanned aerial systems (UAS), according to SPAR Point Group, the event's organizer.
The 15th annual conference, taking place Feb. 23-25, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Denver, focuses on data acquisition, fusion, processing and point clouds for airborne, terrestrial and underwater LiDAR used to support transport, urban modeling, coastal zone mapping, utility asset management and more.
“When discussing latest advances, we cannot ignore the emergence of UAV/UAS technologies in this space,” says Lisa Murray, ILMF director. “As such, we have added a UAV/UAS pavilion and programming to arm delegates with insight into the emerging UAV/UAS market and the impact on aerial LiDAR and other remote sensing technologies.”
UAV/UAS experts – including Jonathan Downey of Airware and Colin Snow of Drone Analyst – will discuss the current legal and regulatory environment, considerations for incorporating UAVs into current workflows, and predictions for the future. In addition, UAV exhibitors will be on hand in the UAV pavilion and will participate in a panel discussion on the program of hardware, software and service options.
More event information can be found here.