RIEGL’s Latest Integrated Airborne and Mobile Software Suite

Orlando, Florida, January 18, 2011 – Riegl USA is proud to announce the latest features for the RIEGL Software Suite. This all inclusive software suite is fast, cost effective, and extremely user friendly. Thus, no other third party software is required to produce accurate geo-referenced point clouds for LiDAR with RIEGL equipment.

Please see the exciting upgrades that have been made in the following Riegl Software Suites:

The RIEGL RiACQUIRE software allows for real time data monitoring and recording of LiDAR data, image and trajectory. The main features are:
Controlling RIEGL airborne and mobile laser scanners
Supporting IMU/GPS systems
System status feedback for fast recognition by the other Operator
Configuring system parameters
Operational data acquisition system status and navigation information, visualization of on-line data
Verification and testing of cabling, communication & configuration
System integration configuration of system components, definition of interfaces

The latest upgrades are:
Improved real-time data visualization
Improved stability
Auto logging on/off for Riegl LiDAR scanners controlled by Applanix POS Track flight management software

The RIEGL RiPROCESS software is the shell that enables perfectly calibrated LiDAR point cloud data to be delivered for the airborne and mobile data processing user. The main features are:
Project-oriented managing tool for processing of RIEGL airborne and mobile laser scanner data
Utilizing RiANALYZE and RiWORLD in remote control mode
System calibration and scan data adjustment based on matching data acquired on flat objects
Statistical analysis of data matching quality; comparison of laser data to surveyed reference objects
Interface to further post processing tools via LAS, Terrasolid, and ASCII data exchange
Operation in a mutliple workstation environment enhancing data post-processing throughput by parrallel computing

The latest upgrades are:
The integrated boresight algorithm provides for faster and more accurate planar surface matching which checks overall system component calibration resulting in correct data alignment in the raw data and scan data adjustment.
Improved and more user friendly work flows, views, RGB and colorization methods
Improved processing of integrated camera systems and GPS-IMU Systems

The RIEGL RiANALYZE software allows the LiDAR user to extract and digitize the targets from full waveform pulse returns. The main features are:
Target detection and target parameter estimation by means of Full Waveform Analysis
Different analysis algorithms available with configurable parameters
Extraction of an unlimited number of targets per emitted laser pulse
Coordinate transformation into the well-defined Scanner’s Own Coordinate System
Smooth integration into RiPROCESS
Point Cloud with additional target descriptors
First, second, …., last target indication
Pulse width and pulse amplitude
Time stamp (UTC, GPS)
Different data output formats for a variety of post-processing software packages

The latest upgrades are:
Automated MTA zone detection
Advanced time stamp correction of data (UTC, GPS)

The RIEGL RiWORLD software combines LiDAR and trajectory data that produces real world point clouds. The main features are:
Transformation of laser data into the coordinate system of the position and orientation data set
Provides information for subsequent transformation into a local, leveled, north-east-aligned coordinate system for accurate visualization
Processes a large number of files for unattended operation in batch mode
Provides different data output formats including LAS format
Smooth integration into RiPROCESS
Makes use of geometrical system description and calibration information
Supports different formats of position and orientation data
Compatible with different definitions of the navigation frames

The latest upgrades are:
Improved performance
GeoSys Manager
Fully LAS file format 1.2 compliant

RIEGL GEOSys Manager Utility 1.2.1
RIEGL GEOSys Manager is a LiDAR data management tool for coordinate systems and projections. The latest upgrades are:
Simpler more user friendly format
Supports the EPSG geodetic data set
Support for Lambert Conformal, Transverse Mercator and Oblique Mercator projections
Native implementation of GeoID-09
Customizable projections ellipsoids and transformation perimeters
Native implementation of all NAD 83 state plane coordinate systems
Integrated geodetic calculator
No need to leave your workflow

RIEGL POF-Import is a trajectory conversion utility for LiDAR processing. The latest upgrades are:
Allows for multiple types of trajectory files
Allows for importing quality information about the trajectory
Improved analysis of the LiDAR accuracy based on trajectory quality

We are pleased to offer this upgraded software suite. For more information please contact us at info@rieglusa.com

About Riegl USA
Riegl USA located in Orlando, FL, is the North American office for Riegl Laser Measurement Systems, GmbH, with headquarters in Horn, Austria. With over 32 years experience in the research, development and manufacturer of time-of-flight based optical radar systems. Our products are used for tripod, airborne survey, industrial process control, altimetry, aerospace, mobile, hydrographic and bathymetric applications. Riegl USA is recognized as the performance leader in the civil infrastructure, airborne scanning, mobile mapping, hydrographic, mining and terrestrial based industries. Our instruments are well known for their ruggedness and reliability under demanding environmental conditions. Riegl’s various 3D scanners offer a wide array of performance characteristics and serve as a platform for continuing "Innovation in 3D" for the laser scanning business.