TAG: Riegl

Mapping avalanches for safety

February 10, 2017By
A researcher prepares to use lidar to scan snow depth at Arapahoe Basin in Colorado. (Photo: Riegl)

In 2014, an avalanche injured two Colorado avalanche control workers. They had been using an “avalauncher” compressed gas cannon to shoot charges into slopes that posed a serious avalanche risk to motorists below, but the charge exploded too early, in the barrel of the launcher. The accident prompted a re-evaluation of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s avalanche control techniques. Now,... read more

Caltrans takes delivery of Riegl mapper

January 23, 2017By
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Caltrans — the California state agency responsible for highway, bridge and rail transportation planning, construction and maintenance — has taken delivery of the new Riegl VMX-1HA mobile mapping system. The Riegl VMX-1HA is a high-speed, high-performance dual-scanner mobile mapping system. It provides high performance and dense, accurate and feature-rich data at highway speeds. With two million measurements and five hundred scan... read more

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Riegl debuts two mobile mapping systems at ILMF

February 29, 2016By

Riegl unveiled its new dual-sensor VMX-1HA and single-sensormobile mapping systems at the 2016 International LiDAR Mapping Forum, which was held Feb.22–24 in Denver. The Riegl VMX-1HA is a high speed, high performance dual scanner mobile mapping system, which provides dense, accurate and feature-rich data at highway speeds, the company says. With two million measurements and 500 scan lines per second,... read more