Here you can find recently published press articles on RIEGL and its activities:
Das 3D-Auge des Gesetzes:
RIEGL VZ-400 im Einsatz bei der Kantonspolizei in Zürich
Sie sehen alles und vermessen auch kleinste Teile millimetergenau - dank Hightech Ausrüstung löst die Schweizer Polizei ihre Fälle schneller.
Lesen Sie den vollen Artikel aus dem "Sonntagsblick" vom 27.1.2013 von Leo Ferraro.
Rebuilding through Innovation:
Mobile LiDAR Surveys Help Expedite Reconstruction and Redesign Projects in New Orleans' Devastated Ninth Ward.
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina ravished southern Louisiana and Missisipi. The impact and destruction is still evident today.
The reconstruction process will continue for years to come, but with the help of new technologies, surveyors, engineers, and contractors are able to expedite reconstruction and redesign projects that are desparately needed in the post-Katrina Gulf South Region.
One of the newest technologies for civil engineering design surveys is mobile LiDAR.
In September 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New Orleans District tasked Dale Stockstill & Assoviates (DS&A) to provide a detailed Topographic Utility Survey for major drainage canal improvements in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans.
Data acquisition of the project was done vial mobile mapping and mobile LiDAR using the RIEGL VMX-250 mobile mapper of SSI (Surveying Solutions Inc.).
Find here the full project case study published in the April issue of CE News.
Hydromapping - High Resolution Shallow Water Mapping from an Airborne Platform
In order to meet the requirements of the European Water Framework Directrive (EU-WFD), authorities face the problem of performing area-wide surveys of all kinds of inland waters repeatedly. Especially for mid-sized and small rivers, a traditional survey approach imposes almost insurmountable logistical efforts and costs.
Employing the new airborne hydrographic laser scanner RIEGL VQ-820-G, potential large-scale surveying of a river system is exemplarily demonstrated on the river Loisach in southern Germany, carried out by the company AirborneHydroMapping (AHM), www.ahm.co.at and the University of Innsbruck, www.uibk.ac.at.
Read more in the article of Hydro International's January/February issue 2012.
Solutions from the Point Cloud: Benefits of the Collected Mobile Laser Scanning Data
The third and final stage of the mobile mapping road trip of Joshua France, Riegl USA (www.rieglusa.com), Orlando, Florida, and Graig Glennie, University of Houston (www.uh.edu), Houston, Texas reveals some of the benefits of the data collected along Interstate 95 in central Florida.
The design projects were excellently solved: The paving company had actual data tied to road conditions, it had the edge over the competition and won a contract with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to perform the work. The project also allowed FDOT to selct a better design for currend road conditions at a lower cost.
The point cloud was used to develop several types of solutions with different software packages. The article gives an insight into data post-processing, and describes the workflow of data management, basic features and information extraction.
Entering the Point Cloud: Data analysis takes center stage in part two of the mobile mapping road trip
Now part 2 of the article by Joshua France, Riegl USA (www.rieglusa.com), Orlando, Florida, and Graig Glennie, University of Houston (www.uh.edu), Houston, Texas was published in the Earth Imaging Journal.
Upon completing data collection for the project along a nine-mile, two-lane section of Florida's Interstate 95, the journey on the waveform continues, as it ventures into the software portion of the mobile mapping system and into the point cloud itself. System specifics, data analysis and data processing are shown, leading to the processed data providing complete road suface information for the site (read the full article webversion or pdf).
Journey on the Waveform: A step-by-step description of a mobile mapping project reveals the tricks of the trade
The project was motivated by a highway paving company's need for better data so it could manage its costs and bidding approach more effectively to generate a better return on investment. The information needed was the as-built slope of an existing road deck.
Traditional surveying methods would have taken about a week, while exposing survey crews to traffic and dangerous condistions. The same survey collected with mobile scanning equipment took less than two hours and provided more information than a survey crew could collect in a month. More importantly, no one was exposed to potentially hazardous working conditions.
Read the full article ( webversion or pdf) published by Joshua France, Riegl USA (www.rieglusa.com), Orlando, Florida, and Craig Glennie, University of Houston (www.uh.edu), Texas in the Earth Imaging Journal (EIJ).
Grand Canal in Scan- and Image Data: Laser Scanning in Venice
High measurement rates and centimeter precision point clouds are state of the art in mobile laser scanning. Introducing photogrammetric features as next logical step considerably expanded the horizon of potential applications.
Digital 3D documentation of the Venetian cultural heritage as represented by Grand Canal was only achieved for a few single buildings until recently. Now, in a spectacular project carried out collaboratively by Universitá IUAV di Venezia and RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems, manufacturer of the mobile scanning system VMX-250, the entire Grand Canal area has been registered in time-stamped image and scan data complete with precise location and position data.
Read the full article, published in the April issue of GIM International.
Airborne Topographic Laser Scanners: Current Developments in the Technology
The recent Intergeo 2010 conference and trade fair and the ELMF 2010 forum and exhibition haveboth served to highlight the many new developments that have been taking place in airborne topographic laser scanners. Indeed, as a result of all of this activity and innovation, airborne laser scanning is a booming sector of the mapping industry and a flourishing area for the system suppliers. This article published in the January/February issue of Geoinformatics by Gordon Petrie discusses the main advances that are occurring in the technology and presents an overview andsurvey of those systems that are operational and are currently available on the market.
Read the full article, written by Gordon Petrie and published in the January/February 2011 issue of Geoinformatics.
Hydrography: Combining Multibeam Systems & Laser Scanning Data
An application that is becoming increasingly more recognised in the Hydrographic Community is that of Port Survey, combining both Multibeam Systems Data and Laser Scanning Data. The combination of these two data sets allows the user to merge information from above and below the waterline in one survey, resulting in a complete picture of a breakwater, dock or other objects within the port.
Read the full article, written by Karen Kingham, KNM Media (UK), published in "Ocean Technology", November 2010 issue.
Laser Scanning Technology in Mining Applications
Laser scanning technology is gaining more and more influence in mining. Especially in open pit surveying, fast and safe 3D data acquisition of extended areas offers new possibilities for efficient workflow. The RIEGL VZ-1000 Long Range Terrestrial Laser Scanner, especially designed for these applications, was now tested in Australian open pit mining.
Read the full article, published by Geoconnexion International Magazine.
Mobile Laser Scanning on the Road!
Mobile Laser Scanning (MLS) is an emerging technology, with rapidly growing importance for the surveying community. High-speed data acquisition from moving platforms has compelling advantages compared to terrestrial laser scanning for several traditional and novel fields of applications.
A fully integrated RIEGL Mobile Laser Scanning system, the RIEGL VMX-250, was tested in the Australian Field. A test track on a Highway in the close vicinity of Sydney showed both the userfriendliness and flexibility of the system and the high accuracy of the acquired data.
Read the full article, published by Geoconnexion International Magazine.
Enhancing the View: Marine Surveying
Now a new and innovative way streamlines hydrographic surveying by integrating laser scanner and multibeam into one surveying system for data acquisition above and below the water in one pass. The Austrian RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH and the Dutch software house QPS BV specializing in hydrographic and maritime applications presented the first "turnkey" solution allowing online surveying below and above the water surface in real time.
Read the the full article, published by Geoconnexion International Magazine.
Aerial Cartographics of America Purchases New RIEGL LMS-Q680i Full Waveform LiDAR System
Aerial Cartographics of America (ACA), headquatered in Orlando, has purchased the new 400 kHz RIEGL LMS-Q680i Long Range Airborne Laser Scanner with "Full Waveform" technology. The new system is installed and is providing superior results on ACA's LiDAR projects.
For more details read the ACA press release, published at Directions Magazine.
Multibeam and Laser Scan Integration
In real life, professionals were able to see how QPS QINSy software in combination with multibeam and laser scanning facilities inspections of quay walls and other water borders. Several demonstrations were given with co-operation of the Rotterdam Port Authority.
The survey vessel "Freedom" was for this occasion equipped with a Reson 8101 multibeam sonar and a RIEGL VQ-250 laser scanner.
For more details read the arcticle:
Multibeam and Laser Scan Integration, Online News Hydro International, 11/02/2010
MGGP AERO has got the LIDAR
As the first photogrammetric company in Poland MGGP AERO has decided to develop their modern plant investing in airborne laser scanning system. In late 2009 they purchased the complete scanning/imaging system LiteMapper 6800 of IGI containing RIEGL LMS-Q680 airborne laser scanner, IGI GPS/INS - IMU IIe, Hasselblad digital camera 39 MPx and IGI AEROControl system. The system is installed on their own aircraft Piper Navajo. MGGP AERO has sucessfully implemented and tested the system achieving the expected quality and accuracy. The system extends potential of MGGP Group looking forward to the developing market in Poland and abroad.
Complete article in Polish language:
Pierwszy lotniczy laserowy w Polsce MGGP Aero Ma Lidar
Straight away from the mobile vehicle
In April last year GISPRO completed their investment project Mobile Laser Scanning System RÍEGL MLS-VQ-250. This outstanding system consists of two RIEGL VZ-400 scanners and one RIEGL VQ-250 scanner (profiler) integrated with Applanix GPS/INS system. The system operates under control of RIEGL control system. This first and only Polish MLS system is already fully implemented and GISPRO successfully completed several projects. Some of them have been very demanding as for example mapping of A1 motorway and post storm inventory of cliffy sea cost. The results of these projects met the customers' expectations and proved the high potential of laser scanning technology. GISPRO intends increase of the areas of MLS application aiming particularly at railways and road construction, streets and roads inventory and water management authorities.
Complete article in Polish language:
Mobilne skanowanie laserowe obiektow liniowych: PROSTO Z SA MOCHODU
Südbahnhof wird eingescannt
Um den Wiener Südbahnhof für die Nachwelt zu erhalten, wurde er per Laser in 3D aufgenommen. Mit einem von der Firma RIEGL LMS zur Verfügung gestellten High-Tech Laser konnten über die Weihnachtsfeiertage sämtliche relevanten Daten erfasst werden - denn schon Anfang Jänner kommen die Abrissbagger. Dieser enorme Zeitdruck stellte unter Beweis, wie rasch und effizient derartige Vermessungsprojekte mit modernster Laserscantechnologie zu bewältigen sind.
Laser Mapping Technology for Africa
East Africa will benefit from the latest laser mapping technology with a high specification laser scanner from Kenyan firm Ramani Geosystems. Supplied by UK-based 3D Laser Mapping, the RIEGL LMS-Z420i scanner can map the terrain in 3D.
RIEGL Unveils New Mobile LIDAR Scanning System
At Intergeo in Karlsruhe, RIEGL LMS unveiled its new mobile lidar scanning system, the VMX-250.
Numérisation 3D développée des colonnes de Karnak
XYZ Magazine d'Association Francaise de Topographie, no 120, septembre 2009
Laure Chandelier, Bertrand Chazaly, Yves Egels, Emmanuel Laroze, Daniel Schelstraete
Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, l'Ecole Nationale des Sciences Géographiques et la société ATM3D spécialisée en lasergrammétrie, collaborent sous la tutelle du Centre Franco-Egyptien d'Etude des Temples de Karnak sur un programme pour produire une documentation inédite: le déroulé ortho-photographique des décors pariétaux des 134 gigantesques colonnes, ainsi que des coupes architecturales sur la grande salle.
Mobile Mapping System
GISPRO have successfully implemented Land Based Mobile Mapping System (MMS/MLS). The system consists of RIEGL laser scanners (2x RIEGL VZ-400, 1x RIEGL VQ-250), digital videoscanners and ground-penetrating radar. Positioning and orientation are established using POS420 and GPS receivers with IMU and DMI, built onto a car.
For Download: Mobile Mapping System
Laserscanning aus der Luft
In Zusammenarbeit mit der Hochschule München unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Krzystek fand im Nationalpark Bayrischer Wald eine Airborne Laserscanning-Befliegung zur Fernerkundung von Waldstrukturen statt. Die Erfassung der Daten erfolgte durch die Firmen MILAN (aus dem Helicopter) und RIEGL (am Boden).
For Download: Bayerwald Wochenblatt, Juni 2009
Laser Scanning in Deformation Measurements
Terrestrial laser scanning is a state-of-the-art remote sensing technology that can rapidly acquire accurate three-dimensional (3D) spatial data. Tamás Lovas and Attila Berényi of the Department of Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, discuss load test measurements of the Pentele Bridge and the Megyeri Bridge in Budapest. Prior to the particular bridge surveying projects, accuracy analysis was carried out in the laboratory. Scan data was acquired with a RIEGL LMS-Z420i and a RIEGL LMS-Z390i, courtesy of Burken kft., the RIEGL representative for Hungary.
For Download: GIM International, March 2009
Mobile Mapping for the Arabian Canal
New monitoring trends for the construction industry utilize state-of-the-art geomatics mobile mapping technologies, e.g. Applanix 439DSS system and RIEGL LMS-Q240 LIDAR System, in Dubai.
For Download: GeoConnexion International Magazine, March 2009
Photo-textured Building Models
In Bergamo, Italy, the fourteenth-century Church of St Maria Maggiore, located on the city hill and surrounded by Venetian walls, has been object of documentation analysis by the Geo-technology Laboratory (GeoLab) at the University of Bergamo. Surveying measurements and a complete scanning survey were carried out both of the interiors and the exteriors. In particular, for the exteriors, a RIEGL scanner with connected photo-camera was used, in oder to provide a spatial model with direct photo-texturing.
For Download: Geoconnexion International Magazine, February 2009
Modelling the Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is one of the largest manmade wonders in the world, comprising many different and irregular structures. Airborne Lidar was employed to produce highly accurate digital elevation models (DEMs) to identify areas requiring repair. A terrestrial laser scanner RIEGL LMS-Z420i and the bundled processing software RiSCAN PRO were used to improve the terrain model, especially for surfaces covered with dense vegetation. The combined use of airborne and terrestrial laser scanner produced DEMs with accuracies better than 10 cm.
Download: GIM International, February 2009
DA42 MPP Certification in Russia
Diamond Airborne Sensing recently received certification for the DA42 MPP equipped with RIEGL Airborne Laser Scanner LMS-Q560 in surveillance and laser scanning configuration for Russia.
For Download: Geoconnexion International Magazine, February 2009
Laser Scanning in the Tver Region of Russia
A large-scale survey of a high-voltage substation in the Tver region of Russia, was to be produced at a scale of 1:500, to include high accuracy determination of power line portals and associated features. Using the results of a laser scanning survey, a detailed 3D model of each portal and bearing was also generated. Together with reflectionless tachymeters, utilizing laser scanning technology can greatly improve the performance of a field survey, particularly in such a difficult object-oriented location as the high-voltage substation.
For Download: GeoInformatics, November 2008
RIEGL Japan presents new V-Line
RIEGL Japan is presenting the RIEGL product line including the new V-Line Laser Scanner in the Japanese November issue of The Journal of Survey:
For Download: The Journal of Survey, November 2008
Laser-High Tech aus Horn weltweit unter den Top-Playern
Im Bergbau, bei Vermessung von Gebäuden, bei der Erfassung geologischer Daten oder bei Andockmanövern im Weltall: Geräte von RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems sind immer vorne dabei.
Anläßlich der November-Ausgabe des Magazins "Waldviertel - das sind wir" präsentierte die NÖN auch ein RIEGL-Firmenportrait:
Download: NÖN Waldviertel - das sind wir, November 2008
Contaminated site surveying with lasers
In the article Dr Graham Hunter, Managing Director of Nottingham based 3D Laser Mapping examines how laser scanning technology traditionally developed and used around the world within the mining community is being used to monitor and manage waste and contamination in the UK by using the ultra long range RIEGL Laser Scanner LMS-Z620.
RIEGL launches its innovative new V-Line of Laser Scanners
The launch of RIEGL's V-Line of Laser Scanners was announced on the websites of various magazines, e.g.
Coastal Surveying Techniques
The arcticle describes work by the British Geological Survey (BGS) who are using terrestrial laser systems (the RIEGL LPM-series) and other surveying techniques to improve our understanding of coastal erosion in different geological environments.
Österreichs Hauptstadt mit 20 Punkten pro Quadratmeter digitalisiert
Die rund 400 Quadratkilometer große Fläche wurde mit dem Vermessungsfluzeug Diamond DA42 MPP ausgerüstet mit einem RIEGL BP560 System beflogen. Die Möglichkeiten der Datenverwendung sind vielfältig.
NÖ Laser steuert Andockmanöver im Weltraum
Am 8. März ist vom europäischen Weltraumbahnhof Kourou in Französisch-Guayana eine Ariane-Trägerrakete gestartet, die das unbemannte Raumschiff „Jules Verne" auf eine Flugbahn zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS bringt. Die Kopplung des europäischen automatischen Frachtraumschiffs „Jules Verne" mit der Internationalen Raumstation ISS soll am Donnerstag, 3. April, stattfinden. Am Erfolg der Mission hat die Riegl Laser Measurement Systems Gesellschaft aus Horn maßgeblichen Anteil: Das Waldviertler Unternehmen hat in Zusammenarbeit mit den deutschen Firmen Jena-Optronik in Thüringen und EADS Astrium in Friedrichshafen jenen Laser-Entfernungsmesser entwickelt, mit dessen Hilfe „Jules Verne" an der Internationalen Raumstation andocken wird. Dabei handelt es sich um das erste lasergesteuerte Andockmanöver im Weltraum überhaupt.
Lesen Sie mehr unter: www.noel.gv.at
Mit High-Tech zur Wurzel des Märtyrerkults
Archäologen der Akademie der Wissenschaften vermessen mit Hilfe der RIEGL 3D Laser Scanner Technologie die Domitilla-Katakombe in Rom neu.
Airborne Laser Scanning
Der langfristige Nutzen von Geoinformationssystemen ist direkt abhängig von der Qualität und Aktualität der gespeicherten Informationen, die den Anwendern zur Verfügung gestellt werden können.
Im Ablauf von Bau-, Instandhaltungs- und Betriebsprozessen eines Eisenbahn-Infrastrukturunternehmens werden räumliche Informationen zum Schienennetz und der Bahnanlagen generiert, angewendet und verändert - "eingebettet" in Geobasisdaten der umgebenden Welt.
Karl Ritter von Ghega-Preis 2007
Der NÖ-Innovationspreis, der "Karl Ritter von Ghega Preis", wurde 2007 an RIEGL Laser Measurement gemeinsam mit Diamond Aircraft Industries vergeben. Mit Ihrem Siegerprojekt Airborne Laser Scanning ist die großräumige Landschaftsvermessung via Flugzeug und Laser möglich.