Optech Announces its 5th International Terrestrial Laser Scanning User Meeting

Toronto, Canada, April 8, 2010 Optech Incorporated, the worlds leading manufacturer of advanced lidar survey instruments, is pleased to announce that it will be holding its 5th International Terrestrial Laser Scanning User Meeting on June 8-9, 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Optech clients and expert users of static and mobile land-based scanning technologies will share their experiences and suggestions for best-practice implementation in an increasingly dynamic market. Presentation topics will include monitoring natural hazards and man-made structures, techniques for efficiently mapping large natural and urban landscapes, modeling inaccessible features, and analyzing lidar data sets.

There has been a dramatic shift in surveying techniques in the past three years. This has been brought on by the introduction of cost-effective survey-grade mobile mapping systems. The way we use traditional survey methods has changed due to the advent of tripod-mounted terrestrial scanners, which were disruptive technology just seven years ago but have now been accepted into the mainstream, says Brent Gelhar, Optech Vice President of Sales and Strategy. In this meeting we hope to help our clients and the international survey community better understand and embrace this rapid confluence of traditional, three-dimensional, mobile and even airborne survey technologies.

Optech hosts regular user events for its clients and representatives in terrestrial and airborne mapping. These events disseminate useful information and techniques. In addition, by listening to its clients, Optech ensures that its leading-edge technology is focused on real-world mapping and surveying needs.

About Optech Incorporated
Optech is the world leader in the development, manufacture and support of advanced laser-based survey instruments. We offer client-driven lidar solutions in airborne terrestrial mapping, airborne laser bathymetry, mobile mapping, laser imaging, mine cavity monitoring and industrial process control, as well as space-qualified sensors for orbital operations and planetary exploration.

For further information please contact:
Elena Berezkina
Sales Events Coordinator

Optech Incorporated
300 Interchange Way
Vaughan, Ontario
Canada L4K 5Z8