SPAR Europe/European LiDAR Mapping Forum Advisory Board Announced

3D Measurement & Imaging Conferences Name 13 Members

18 July 2013 (Portland, Maine, USA) SPAR Point Group announced today the appointment of 13 members to the SPAR Europe/European LiDAR Mapping Forum (ELMF) Advisory Board. We are thrilled to have such knowledgeable and experienced 3D professionals on our Advisory Board, said Lisa Murray, SPAR Point Group Director. We will work closely with them on programming and session development, including abstract vetting and approval. SPAR Europe and European LiDAR Mapping Forum take place together 11-13 November 2013 at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The SPAR Europe/ELMF Advisory Board is comprised of asset owners, service providers, academics, vendors and others. They represent the various industries the events cover, including civil infrastructure; land and natural resource management; process, power and utilities; discrete manufacturing and short-range scanning; building and architecture; digital cultural preservation; and forensics and security planning. Our advisory members are driving 3D innovation, said Ms. Murray. They are uniquely qualified to help us design and shape the conference program because they understand first-hand the needs, challenges and wishes of users.

Ms. Murray added that the combined Advisory Board covers both events. Because there is tremendous cross-over in the technologies used and the industries served, it made sense to have a single Advisory Board rather than two separate boards. The events will take place together for the first time in 2013. SPAR Point Group, presenter of the events, acquired the European LiDAR Mapping Forum and its sister event, the International LiDAR Mapping Forum, earlier this year.

The SPAR Europe/European LiDAR Mapping Forum 2013 Advisory Board members are:

Marius Blom,Managing Director, Apply Capnor

Erik Pie Claassen, Manager Geo-Information, Fugro GeoServices B.V.

Andrew Evans, Applications Development Manager, Topcon

Birgitta Foster, Assisting Director, buildingSMART alliance

Dieter Fritsch, Head of Photogrammetry Institute, University of Stuttgart

Lewis Graham, President/CTO, GeoCue Group

Alastair MacDonald, Managing Director, TMS International Ltd

John D. Meneely, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queens University Belfast

Marco Methorst, IT Director, Jacobs Engineering

Alec Miljkovic, IT Stategy Manager Capital Projects, Shell Global Solutions International BV

Valentin Vanhecke, Specialist Expertise, Netherlands Police

Pieter van Waarden, Geo Information and Innovation Manager, Rijkswaterstaat

Jurgen Werbrouck, Technology Coordinator, Grontmij Belgium NV

About SPAR Europe/European LiDAR Mapping Forum
SPAR Europe 3D Measurement & Imaging Conference and European LiDAR Mapping Forum bring together professionals from throughout Europe and beyond to discover the latest advances and technologies in 3D data capture, processing and delivery to drive efficiency, improve workflows, reduce project timelines, save money, improve safety and mitigate risk. Tracks are New Technologies & Data Fusion; Civil Infrastructure; Land & Natural Resource Management; Process, Power & Utilities; Metrology: Discrete Manufacturing & Short-Range Scanning; Building & Architecture; Digital Cultural Preservation; and Forensics & Security Planning. In addition to robust conference programming, the events feature an exhibition full of hardware and software solutions and multiple networking events. For more information, visit

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 and SPAR Japan and publishes and SPARView. SPAR Point Group is wholly-owned by Diversified Business Communications. For more information, visit and

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