Airbornes User Group Meeting in Barcelona Part II

We’d like to continue with the recap of Airborne’s User Group Meeting in Barcelona, which took place from February 3- 5, 2016 below. To start with part I of this blog post, please click here.

Technology updates

Further updates were given on airborne topographic and bathymetric LiDAR applications as well as all aspects of airborne imaging and the respective workflows.
The Thursday agenda included a team from the Karoly Robert College, Hungary, introducing their research of high performance sensors for applications such as environmental protection and water management.


Delegates from Bayanat (UAE) and Intergraph
(Saudi Arabia)

Prof. Tim Webster from the Nova Scotia Community College in Canada shared his insights into the calculation of underwater biomass from sea-bed vegetation with the Chiroptera II bathymetric LiDAR sensor and Alain Kabamba from Hexagon Geospatial introduced us to cloud-based solution that help storing large data.

On Friday we were welcomed by the ‘Future Talk’ panel followed by a presentation by Stephane Bovet from Swisstopo on their use of the Leica ADS100. The remainder of the Friday sessions focused on new workflows supporting the industry to produce 2D and 3D data products fast and efficiently.

As case study Eulália Soler from ICGC presented the production workflows used by the ICGC to generate 3D raster city models and the handling of the large data quantities.


Hexagon Imagery Program (HxIP)

John Welter, President of Leica Geospatial Solutions Division, presented on the highly innovative Hexagon Imagery Program (HxIP). The HxIP provides current and quality geospatial imagery through the cloud. This program offers on-demand valuable data and content for industry professionals in the form of orthorectified aerial imagery.

Apart from receiving the latest market updates, the attendees had plenty time to network and catch-up with industry colleagues, experience Catalonian food and enjoy Spanish entertainment.

On this note we would like to extend our thank you to the ICGC for the hospitality and all the attendees for their time and input and for making us strive towards a better future. We hope to welcome you again in 2017.

Further information on Leica Geosystems’ Airborne Systems here.


Saturday’s social event in front
of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia

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