SPAR Europe & European LiDAR Mapping Forum 2014 Break Attendance Records

621 Geospatial Imaging Professionals Attend Events in Amsterdam

22 December 2014 (Portland, Maine) – SPAR Europe and European LiDAR Mapping Forum took place 8-10 December 2014 at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. With 621 verified attendees, a 15% increase over the 2013 edition, the events were the largest in their five-year history and marked by full and lively conference sessions and a busy exhibit hall.

“We heard nothing but positive comments from attendees and exhibitors,” said Lisa Murray, Event Director. “Attendees praised the conference content, our expert presenters, the networking opportunities and the opportunity to see the latest technologies and tools available for data capture, processing and delivery/visualization. The more than 40 exhibitors commented on the excellent quality and quantity of attendees who represented leading organizations from throughout Europe and beyond.”

Jacob Stroet of Hansa Luftbild (Germany) said he especially enjoyed that the events “brought together the newest technologies, scientists, vendors, service providers, users and customers” in one place. Martin Laging of Keopsys (France) called the exhibition “very focused with the right mix of products and services from small/medium/large enterprises.”

The nearly 90 presentations in the two-and-a-half-day, five-track conference program touched on advances in 3D technologies, including new options for capture, processing, visualization and deliverables as well as new developments on the horizon. SPAR Point Group editor Sean Higgins wrote about the top 7 conference takeaways in his 18 December blog post including as-maintained models as the new ideal and UAVs expanding the LiDAR industry.

Organizers are exploring venue options for 2015 and will announce exact dates in January.

About SPAR Europe
SPAR Europe is a conference & exhibition focused on end-to-end business and technology considerations for 3D measurement and imaging for industrial facilities; building, architecture and construction.

About European LiDAR Mapping Forum
European LiDAR Mapping Forum (ELMF) is a technical conference & exhibition focused on data acquisition, fusion, processing & point clouds for airborne, terrestrial and underwater LiDAR used to support transport, urban modelling, coastal zone mapping, utility asset management and more.

About SPAR Point Group
SPAR Point Group organizes conferences and provides news and information for professionals involved in 3D imaging technologies. Content– delivered in-person and online– gives practitioners tools and information to make better business decisions. SPAR Point Group organizes SPAR Europe, European LiDAR Mapping Forum, SPAR International, International LiDAR Mapping Forum, SPAR Japan, Commercial UAV Expo, and publishes and SPARView. SPAR Point Group is wholly-owned by Diversified Communications. For more information, visit and