European LiDAR Mapping Forum 2014 Programme Posted

Full Schedule, Presenters and Abstracts Available Online

16 September 2014 (Portland, Maine, USA) The European LiDAR Mapping Forum (ELMF) 2014 Conference Programme has been posted online, event organizer SPAR Point Group announced. The 2014 ELMF Programme contains full abstracts and presenter bios for the more than 30 presentations that comprise this years programme. The event will take place 8-10 December at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

ELMF is a technical conference & exhibition focused on data acquisition, fusion, processing and point clouds for airborne, terrestrial and underwater LiDAR used to support transport, urban modelling, coastal zone mapping, utility asset management and more, said Lisa Murray, Event Director. Presentations address key issues that LiDAR professionals need to keep pace in an ever-changing landscape of tools and operational needs.

The 2014 European LiDAR Mapping Forum Advisory Board vetted all the abstracts to arrive at the varied, high-quality and topical programme. The programme contains critical, actionable information for anyone involved in capturing and actualizing LiDAR for various applications from forestry to flood plain mapping to railway infrastructure and more, said Ms. Murray. The programme also includes several presentations on Unmanned Aerial Systems, as well as data fusion and data management sessions.

The more than 30 presenters on the programme are true experts in their respective fields, said Ms. Murray. As changes in the marketplace are taking place daily, we look forward to the exchange of best practices and learning about new techniques among speakers, attendees and exhibitors. She added that many of the solutions discussed during the programme will be on display in the exhibit hall, giving attendees the opportunity to further explore the many available options for data capture, processing and delivery.

We are also very excited about the Keynotes our programme manager Linda McLaughlin has secured to date, said Ms. Murray. Valentijn de Leeuw, Vice President, ARC Advisory Group presentation is entitled State of the Market: 3D Measurement. Peter van Blyenburgh, President, Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) International keynote is RPAS : The Current Status Regarding Civil Operations.

Early-bird registration ends 31 October. We encourage interested parties to register early to save as much as 200, said Ms. Murray. Registration is available online here.

Free Event Features

In addition, European LiDAR Mapping Forum has a free registration option which includes the following:

  • International Exhibition of solutions providers
  • Live Data Capture Demonstrations
  • Technical Workshops
  • Mobile Mapping Vehicles
  • Networking Events

The one paid networking event (cost 68), A Night at the Nemo, is sure to be a fun-filled event at Amsterdams science museum, just a short walk from the PTA, said Ms. Murray. At the cocktail and dinner buffet, guests will be able to mingle among the museums exhibits while making valuable connections with colleagues and market leaders.

The various elements of ELMF work together to ensure that the professionals who come to ELMF leave with the expert education, strategic connections and cutting-edge hardware and software solutions they need, said Ms. Murray.

Co-location with SPAR Europe

ELMF will take place with SPAR Europe, providing geospatial professionals access to the full spectrum of data capture, processing and delivery education at one time. SPAR Europe is a conference & exhibition focused on end-to-end business and technology considerations for 3D measurement and imaging for industrial facilities; building, architecture and construction; forensic and security. One conference fee provides access to both conference programmes.

About European LiDAR Mapping Forum
European LiDAR Mapping Forum (ELMF) is a technical conference & exhibition focused on data acquisition, fusion, processing & point clouds for airborne, terrestrial and underwater LiDAR used to support transport, urban modelling, coastal zone mapping, utility asset management and more.

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 Communications. For more information, visit and

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