Leica Geosystems announces 2011 Forensic Track for Geosystems @ Hexagon 2011

Leica Geosystems has announced the 2011 edition of their very successful and positively reviewed forensic user track to be held as part of a new international conference known as Geosystems @ Hexagon 2011, organized by Hexagon AB, the parent company of Leica Geosystems, Intergraph, and Hexagon Metrology. The dates are June 6-9 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Last year’s conference included stellar presentations by police and forensic professionals with such topics as:

Chicago PD’s experience using 3D laser scanning for police-involved shootings
Application and benefits of 3D laser scanning for the capture of fire and explosion scenes
Use of laser scanning for investigation of serious road collisions
Laser Scanning in the Courtroom: Getting Your Output Admitted into Trial
ScanStation validation in the post-NAS report crime laboratory environment;
Accuracy Determination at Scenes and Traceability
Selecting and implementing 3D laser scanning within a police homicide unit

One highlight of last year’s conference was undoubtedly the special, live-fire 3D laser scanning shooting reconstruction workshop taught by Mike Haag of the Albuquerque Police Department’s Major Crime Team. "This workshop was very well designed and implemented," commented Gil Trujillo from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. "There was something for everyone – novice and experienced. I am looking forward to attending the next event."

This well attended workshop will be offered again, Sunday, June 5th. This year it will be in cooperation with the Orlando Police Department at their new $16 million police training complex which offers 69,000 square feet of indoor shooting space. The complex is fast becoming a nationwide training destination for cops and federal agents. Mike Haag is the author of "Shooting Incident Reconstruction" and is a pioneer in the use of Leica 3D laser scanning for crime scene reconstruction. New forensic training workshop added – "Advanced Forensic Work Flows and Special Topics". This four hour class, Monday, June 6th is targeted towards ScanStation users with some experience who perform forensic documentation.

Tony Grissim is the coordinator of the Forensic Track.