Leading the LIDAR charge in Europe, the ELMF team are building on the phenomenal success of the first event last year and the market is supporting them all the way when they take the show to Austria in November. “Exhibitors couldn’t be signing up faster!” Commented ELMF Event Manager Caroline Hobden. “In just 4 weeks, we have witnessed exhibitors old and new flocking to take stands with 60% of the floor plan already allocated”.
Recent additions to the exhibitor list include FARO, Optech, Topcon Europe, Ixblue, Leica, Optech – and ESRI and Leica are so keen to have their presence felt that they have invested in two stands each! They will be joining the likes of Geocue, Riegl, Topscan, virtualcitySYSTEMS and many more exhibitors who are involved in airborne, bathymetric and terrestrial LIDAR and/or mobile mapping systems, including system and component manufacturers, operators and service companies.
The ELMF is the premier event in Europe focussed on applying the technology of LIDAR and laser scanning to deliver outside mapping and imaging solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner across a variety of markets. The second ELMF is taking place at the Salzburg Congress, Salzburg, Austria from 29 – 30 November 2011. Last year’s inaugural event attracted 613 professionals from the mapping, surveying and GIS industries representing 46 countries.
Salzburg is often quoted as being at the heart of Europe. Centrally located, Salzburg is easily accessible for northern, southern, eastern and western European countries with excellent flights, road and rail connections.
The organisers are also enjoying a very positive response to the Call for Papers that was announced recently with many abstracts already submitted. Conference Chairman, Alastair MacDonald from TMSI commented, “The ELMF conference is a unique platform on which to launch the latest concepts from commercial or academic research, leading edge innovations in technologies, improved operating practices, reports on actual project experiences and to discuss new applications and markets being driven by the rapid improvements in LIDAR technology. Over two days the conference will focus on the use of LIDAR to support transport, urban modelling, coastal zone mapping, asset management and GIS applications.” The call for papers deadline is 25th July 2011 and abstracts can be submitted online at http://www.lidarmap.org/ELMF/conference/submit_papers.aspx
The organizers, Intelligent Exhibitions, have a successful record of 10 years of the International LiDAR Mapping Forum [ILMF] the premier international conference for LIDAR and Mobile Mapping which is held annually in the USA. With growing acceptance in Europe of the benefits of LIDAR in low cost mapping, the European LIDAR community wanted a showcase for their fast growing number of applications, and so the ELMF was born. The next ILMF is taking place in Denver, CO, USA from January 23 – 25, 2012.
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