LiDAR Services International Takes Delivery of New Riegl Airborne Scanner

March 16, 2011 – Calgary, Alberta Canada – LiDAR Services International (LSI) has taken delivery of a Riegl VQ-480 scanning laser that will be integrated into LSI’s 3rd MATRIX airborne LiDAR system. The VQ-480 will be paired with a new Northrop-Grumman tactical grade, low noise IMU.

“Since beginning operations in 2002, this latest Riegl purchase is the 6th scanning laser acquired by LSI” said LSI President, Tony Tubman. “From our initial acquisition of a custom manufactured LMS-Q140HR through early adoption of LMS-Q140 and LMS-Q240 scanners, to our more recent integration of two LMS-Q560 waveform scanning lasers, LSI has been very pleased with the performance of the Riegl product line. Their operation has performed admirably, especially in the challenging and difficult survey environments and locations that LSI has worked in over the past 9 years”.

MATRIX is LSI’s latest generation of LiDAR system development and utilizes software modularity architecture to allow fast and flexible system configuration to meet clients’ requirements. Each MATRIX system integrates Riegl lasers with various IMU’s and various downward and forward looking digital still and video cameras. All MATRIX systems can be flown in either helicopter or various aircraft platforms.

About LiDAR Services International Inc:
Based in Calgary Alberta, LSI is a highly experienced LiDAR service company offering LiDAR mapping and digital imagery data collection services for a wide variety of industries. LSI has completed LiDAR projects in the USA, Canada, South and Central America, Malaysia, Indonesia and Africa. LSI has flown over 40,000 km of existing transmission lines for thermal rating and vegetation management applications. LSI is a privately owned company with a staff of 22 highly qualified team members. For more information please go to