Live Technology Demonstrations and Open House on Optechs UAV Day

July 15, 2014, Toronto, Canada Optech is pleased to invite the surveying industry to UAV Day, a special open house at Optechs headquarters in Toronto on July 24 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Visitors will see Optech systems in action while our partner geo-konzept pilots the geo-X8000 UAV. The afternoon includes refreshments and tours through Optechs new technology archive.

As described in Lidar News earlier this year, the Optech ILRIS long-range terrestrial laser scanner can efficiently collect high-accuracy lidar data of the most critical vertical surfaces of a survey area while the geo-X8000 ultralight UAV captures photogrammetry from above to colorize the point cloud and fill in any shadowed areas and roof tops. Both sensors are light-weight and highly portable, able to access challenging environments. This innovative sensor fusion solution boosts efficiency by spending less time surveying, and protects your investment by keeping the high-value ILRIS on the ground, while the low-cost geo-X8000 takes to the skies.

Visitors will experience a live demonstration as geo-konzept pilots the geo-X8000 right from the Optech parking lot to survey nearby construction sites, and Optech personnel perform simultaneous surveys at ranges of 3 km and beyond with the ILRIS. Attendees are also welcome to join Optech engineers in a Lynx Mobile Mapper survey while they collect detailed and accurate 3D data in real time, then have a look at its new compact mounting system and camera integration. Afterwards, tea, coffee and snacks will be served in Optechs facilities, where visitors can look through our technology archive. Created to celebrate Optechs 40th anniversary last month, the archive houses sensors and photographs showcasing our long heritage of lidar innovation.

Survey professionals, researchers, clients, and anyone interested in attending can RSVP by calling Optech at +1 905-660-0808 or emailing

About geo-konzept

geo-konzept offers equipment and services for highly accurate 2D/3D laser scanning, GPS-based blast design and hole deviation survey as well as award winning software for blast design and detonation planning. The company is also one of the market leaders in the field of high-precision, GPS-supported agricultural automatic steering systems, and a highly flexible and efficient UAV solution.

About Optech

Optech is the world leader in high-accuracy lidar 3D survey systems, integrated cameras, and productivity-enhancing workflows. With operations and staff worldwide, Optech offers both standalone and fully integrated lidar and camera solutions in airborne mapping, airborne lidar bathymetry, mobile mapping, terrestrial laser scanning, mine cavity monitoring, and industrial process control, as well as space-proven sensors. Accuracy and productivity matter!

For further information, please contact your Regional Sales Manager or:

Wayne Szameitat

International Sales Manager


300 Interchange Way

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada L4K 5Z8

+1 905 660 0808