Laser Scanning Spatial Data Infrastructure

This concept caught my attention. The European Science Foundation ESF is sponsoring an exploratory workshop to bring together researchers in the GIS and laser scanning fields. This is a first to my knowledge. The conference will take place September 8 -11 in Heidelberg, Germany.

The preliminary program and list of participants it is not open to the public will be published soon. It would certainly have to include discussions of LiDAR mapping and I would assume 3D cities. In any case it is an interesting combination and I have to believe an approach that we should be discussing around the world.

The GIS community knows a lot about managing large volumes of geospatial data, but not about laser scanning. This makes a lot of sense.