October 31, 2012 – Orlando, Florida – On October 30, 2012, RIEGL won the Geospatial Excellence Award in the Technology Innovation category at the MAPPS/ASPRS 2012 Specialty Conference for the RIEGL VQ-820-G.
The RIEGL VQ-820-G introduced the world’s first "tightly coupled", shallow water, land and smart echo waveform LIDAR sensor. A live demonstration of the RIEGL VQ-820-G took place in South Florida from March 12-16, 2012 to showcase the capabilities of the scanner.
The MAPPS awards competition recognizes the professionalism, value, integrity and achievement that member firms have demonstrated in their projects and technology developments over the previous year.
"We are proud to receive this prestigious award and feel acknowledged to further intensify our R&D efforts for this exciting field of combined topographic and hydrographic airborne laser scanning", states Martin Pfennigbauer, RIEGL’s Director of Research and product manager for bathymetric sensors.
The Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards program has eight categories for projects and technologies delivered in calendar year 2012: airborne and satellite data acquisition; photogrammetry/elevation data generation; remote sensing; GIS/IT; small projects; surveying/field data collection; technology innovation and licensed data products.
About RIEGL LMS:
RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems is an Austrian based company specializing in research, development and production of terrestrial, mobile and airborne laser scanners and laser scanning systems. The combination of state-of-the-art hardware and appropriate, equally innovative RIEGL software packages results in powerful solutions for multiple fields of application. For more information, visit www.riegl.com
About RIEGL USA:
The key factor to RIEGL USA’s success is providing complete support and reliability to our customers. From your initial purchase, to integration of the system, as well as training and support, RIEGL USA stands out in the industry as a leader. RIEGL USA, located in Orlando, FL, is the North American office for RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems, GmbH. With over 19 years of experience, RIEGL USA delivers quality airborne, mobile and stationary terrestrial laser scanning solutions. For more information, visit www.rieglusa.com.