TAG: Riegl

Geologist uses lidar to monitor Greenland Glacier ice loss

November 30, 2017By

Leigh Stearns, a geologist with the University of Kansas, is working with a Riegl VZ-6000 ultra long range terrestrial laser scanner, incorporated into an ATLAS (Autonomous Terrestrial Laser Scanning) system, to monitor rates of ice loss on the Helheim Glacier, a tidewater glacier undergoing large-scale changes due to global climate change. “Lidar is an emerging technology for the earth sciences... read more

Riegl launches three waveform lidar sensors

October 9, 2017By

Riegl has launched new waveform lidar sensors in all of its segments. It introduced the products at Intergeo 2017, held in September in Berlin. The Riegl VQ-780i waveform processing airborne laser scanner is a high-performance, rugged, lightweight and compact airborne mapping sensor designed for ultra-wide-area mapping and high productivity. The versatile system is designed for highly efficient data acquisition at low, mid and high... read more

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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

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