SilviLaser 2017


SilviLaser 2017 will be held at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg, Virginia from October 10-12, 2017.

Based on the innovative Waveform-LiDAR technology RIEGL laser scanners provide an outstanding high-density point cloud ideally suited for applications in forestry and agriculture. Advanced processing algorithms account for a full exploitation of the information included in scan data. The high-performance multi-target capability enables an excellent vegetation penetration resulting in a high number of ground returns that can be used to generate very detailed terrain models. Point classification is the basis for growth monitoring, height modeling, or the detection of deadfall.

RIEGL - as the pioneer in providing such informative Waveform LiDAR data for forestry applications – is strongly represented in various presentations during SilviLaser 2017.

Don’t’ miss the RIEGL presentation “Forest Measurements Using a Dual-Wavelength Airborne LiDAR Scanner” in cooperation with OPEGIEKA ( and Arbonaut ( during Session 14 “Emerging Technology” at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

This presentation will show some of the first results derived from measurements with the new dual-wavelength RIEGL LiDAR Scanner having significant potential to add value for forest measurements. Additionally, an assessment of the features extracted from LiDAR data by referencing it with ground truth with respect to tree species, tree health, and understory structure will be given.

RIEGL laser scanners and their highly informative scan data are also represented in the following presentations and posters:

Virtual tree volume and aboveground biomass retrieval from TLS calibrated by destructive sampling at Harvard Forest
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 2:30 PM, Session 6: Individual Trees: Destructive Sampling

Early scanner data and structure retrievals from TLS calibrated by destructive sampling at Harvard Forest
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 2:45 PM, Session 6: Individual Trees: Destructive Sampling

Demonstrating a Fixed-wing UAV LiDAR/Hyperspectral System
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 10:15 AM, Session 9: Products and Systems

Comparing LiDAR with canopy penetrating Tomoradar profile over boreal forest
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 1:15 PM, Session 14: Emerging Technology

Occurrence of Non-Native Spathodea campanulata in Puerto Rico
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 2:55 PM, Session 16: Emerging Technology: Tree Species

Capturing forest structure and change – 5 years of laser scanning and future perspectives using UAV based LiDAR
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 10:00 AM, Session 18: UAV Applications

New Methods to scale estimates of urban tree biomass
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 2:20 PM, Session 22: FAM: Biomass and Carbon

Estimating Seasonal Changes of Leaf Area Density for Mango, Avocado and Macadamia Tress Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning
Poster Session

RIEGL is excited to see you all at SilviLaser 2017!

For more information on the event visit SiviLaser website!