INTERGEO 2012 Hanover:
A Short RIEGL Review

INTERGEO, the world’s most important conference and trade fair for geodesy, geo information and land management, this year took place in Hanover, featuring an exhibition area of 28,000 square meters and attracting about 16,000 trade visitors. As always, RIEGL was participating and presenting its latest products and hard- and software developments. Again, it proofed an excellent occasion to welcome customers, partners and friends from all around the world at the RIEGL booth, with many lively and informative conversations taking place.

You had no chance to be in Hanover? Find here a short review and some photos.

Installed above the RIEGL booth, the Schiebel CAMCOPTER®S-100 excited much attention: This was the first public presentation of this smoothly integrated system consisting of a high-performance UAV equipped with a RIEGL VQ-820-GU hydrographic airborne scanner.

Moreover, the display of RIEGL software packages providing optimized solutions for various scanning applications gained, without exception, our visitor's approval:

Combined with the one-touch workflow of the RIEGL V-Line Terrestrial Laser Scanners, RiSOLVE enables fully automatic registration and colorization of scan data. This stream-lined process is the fastest solution to acquire, register, and colorize outdoor 3D scan data.

RiPRECISION is a workflow completion for RiPROCESS serving fully automatic adjustment of mobile laser scan data.

The RIEGL scan database RiDB is a software package for a database driven workflow to provide RIEGL pointclouds in AVEVA‘s PDMS software.

Acquiring data in terrestrial laser scanning with high measurement rates over long ranges frequently results in range ambiguities. Instruments with multiple-time-around capability (MTA), like the RIEGL VZ-4000 provide specific information, included in the data output. By means of this information, range ambiguities can be resolved by the post-processing software.

On the hardware side, RIEGL was introducing ultra-long range measurement devices: in terrestrial scanning, the VZ-6000 especially optimized for measuring snowy and icy terrain, and the LMS-Q780 high altitude airborne laser scanner.

This new ultra high speed, high resolution terrestrial 3D Laser Scanner VZ-6000 offers an extremely long measurement range of more than 6000 m for topographic (static) applications.

With an operating flight altitude of up to 10,000 ft at 100 kHz laser pulse repetition rate (PRR) the RIEGL LMS-Q780 opens new perspectives in airborne laser scanning. The laser wavelength qualifies the scanner for glacier and snowfield mapping, while digital waveform processing enhances its capabilities for high-altitude topographic mapping.

In the outdoor area of the impressive Hanover Expo area,  our VMX experts had a very busy time. Live-demonstration of the RIEGL VMX-450 was offered all three days of the show. Many visitors used this chance to experience a short trip in our mapping car, get an impression of the easy on-board workflow and of the potential of our Mobile Laser Scanning System.

We appreciated to be at Intergeo once again in co-operation with our business partners: Airborne Hydro Mapping (, Milan Geoservice GmbH (, Phocad (, and technet-rail 2010 (, who were presenting their products and services directly at our booth.
Additionally further partners like Airborne Technologies (, Arctron (, Certainty 3D (, Geodezia (, and Opegieka ( had their booths in the close vicinity of ours – a comprehensive and impressing cluster demonstrating the full power of (RIEGL) laser scanning.

Next year, INTERGEO will take place in Essen, another German expo city, and we look forward to meeting you there!