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Contents 2011 LiDAR Industry Directory Index by Category

Consultants Professional Societies Publications Research/Government Service Providers Software Developers System Manufacturers Other

3D Laser Mapping Ltd. Contact Information: Unit 1, Moorbridge Court, Moorbridge Road East, Bingham, Notingham NG13 8GG United Kingdom POC: Charlie Whyman Phone: +44 1949 838 004 Email: Own Sensor: Yes Operate Sensor: Yes

System Manufacturers

3D Laser Mapping Ltd. specialises in creating systems for capturing, analysing and distributing geospatial business intelligence. In addition to our ground-breaking products StreetMapper and SiteMonitor, we develop bespoke solutions that enable our customers to operate efficiently in a rapidly growing geospatial marketplace. Established in 1999, our technology draws on many years of experience integrating laser scanners with associated hardware and software in innovative ways, delivering unique solutions for the mining, mapping and modelling industries. Our in-house engineering team and long-standing partnerships with leading suppliers at the forefront of their technology areas ensures we deliver high value and dependable information to our customers. Operating globally through offices in the UK, South Africa and Australia, and a network of specialist distributors, we are able to provide front-line support to a prestigious and growing list of clients.

Aerial Services, Inc. (ASI) Category: Service Provider Contact Information: Cedar Falls Address:P.O. Box 336 United States POC: Joshua McNary Phone: 319-277-0436 Email: Own Sensor: No Operate Sensor: Yes

Service Provider

“Aerial Services’ team of Aerial Photography, Mapping, & Geospatial experts will have your project delivered on-time, within budget, & with client support you need.”

Professional Societies

Heliac SrL Contact Information: via Solari 10, Amaro Italy. POC: Diego Plos Phone: +39043394286 Email: Own Sensor: Yes Operate Sensor: Yes Optech 3100 EA and Optech Gemini ALTM Gemini, Lynx, Geophysics Rep Rate: 167 khz Maximum Altitude: 4500m Minimum Altitude: 500m

LiDAR News

Contact Information: 46 Farmington Rd. ,Hampton USA. POC: Gene Roe Phone: 603-818-2189 Email:

Helica aims to provide accurate and on-time remotely sensed data which is compliant with International Survey standards, guaranteeing the delivery of a quality product. Was founded in 2000, with a team of personnel with extensive experience in aeronautics; with our fleet (fix and rotor wings) we cover the globe. Collaborates with various national and overseas centres of excellence to verify applications and algorithms designed specifically to analyse laser data, offering clients new and innovative products; Aiming at growing our remote sensing products, today Helica are able to cover a wide range of products as: airborne Lidar, Vehicle Lidar, Orthophotos, Air-Geophysics (gamma-ray, magnetometer), Hitech surveillance.

Publication LiDAR News is one of the leading online media properties focused on the 3D laser scanning and LiDAR industry worldwide.

Service Provider


Engenharia e Aerolevantamentos S.A Contact Information: Reinaldo Machado,1151 City:Curitiba POC: Amauri Brandalize Phone: 55 41 3271-600 Email: Own Sensor: Yes Operate Sensor: Yes Sensor: ALTM2025, 2 X ALS-50-II MPiA Rep Rate: 150KHz MPiA Maximum Altitude: 4000m Minimum Altitude: 700m

Founded in 1969, ESTEIO-ENGENHARIA E AEROLEVANTAMENTOS S. A. is a closed-capital Brazilian company. Acting as a consulting company, ESTEIO had its activities mainly concentrated on the development of projects and surveys of civil engineering area, mainly roads, railways, airports, sanitation, pipelines, power lines, LiDAR and digital mapping. In 1995, ESTEIO acquired its first digital orthophoto and image processing system and now it has more than 20 digital workstations. Flying with three own airplanes, ESTEIO acquired a ZEISS RMK-TOP aerial camera in 1997 and in 2001, ESTEIO acquired an OPTECH’s ALTM 2025 and start a new era using LIDAR systems. Since then, ESTEIO acquired two Leica’s ALS50-II MPiA LiDAR systems and an ADS40/52 digital sensor and more recently, a RCD30 medium format digital camera. ESTEIO has been working with Pipeline projects using new technologies like PCM (Pipeline Current Mapper), GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar), SBP (Sub Bottom Profilers), DCVG (Direct Current Voltage Gradient) to locate and investigate buried and underwater pipe structures. ESTEIO has a engineering division in charge of development of infrastructure & construction linear projects including roads, railways, airports and pipelines. It is also responsible by construction site inspection as a supervision representative.

ESTEIO blog: ESTEIO RSS feed: YouTube: Twitter:!/@ESTEIO Facebook: TwitPic: LinkedIn: Skype: amauri.brandalize

Aerotop Contact Information: General Flores 197, Santiago Chile POC: Francisco Ramos Phone: +56 2235 7728 Email: Own Sensor: Yes Operate Sensor: Yes

Service Provider

Aerotop has been a leader in the surveying market in Chile for more than 40 years. Aerotop provides LiDAR, photogrammety, surveying and engineering consultancy services.

Sensor: Trimble Harrier56 240khz Rep Rate: 240 khz Maximum Altitude: 200 Minimum Altitude: 200

LiDAR Services International Inc. Contact Information: 400, 3115 – 12 St. N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 7J2, CANADA POC: Art Silver Phone: 403-517-3132 Email: Sensor: MATRIX – Custom/Proprietary (3)

Service Provider

LiDAR Services International Inc. is a high technology airborne LiDAR service company that operates three MATRIX proprietary LiDAR systems. The MATRIX LiDAR system integrates scanning lasers, dual frequency GPS receivers, high end inertial measurement units (IMU), digital video and digital still cameras into a rugged, field proven, advanced airborne LiDAR survey system. LSI’s core staff has been involved with LiDAR technology since the mid 80’s and has successfully collected LiDAR data on five continents. LSI has completed a wide variety of LiDAR projects for a number of industries including electrical utility, pipeline, seismic, mining, floodplain mapping, environmental, pipelines, forestry, and highways to name a few. LSI is truly an international LiDAR provider capable of working in many diverse areas and environments.

McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd Contact Information: 100-780 Betatty street, Vancouver, BC , Canada V6B 2M1 POC: Richard Ritter von Trautmann Phone: 604-970-8537 Email: Sensor: Leica ALS50-II, Leica ALS60, Riegl Z420i Vancouver, BC , Canada Als50 MPIA Min altitude: 100 Max Altitude: 4000 Rep Rate: 150Khz Jakarta, Indonesia Als60 MPIA Min altitude: 100 Max Altitude: 4000 Rep Rate: 200Khz


McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. specializes in combining civil engineering, urban planning, environmental services, mapping/ GIS and surveying, as well as legal, topographic, hydrographic and engineering surveying to develop resource industries and communities, as well as the infrastructures needed to service them. McElhanney Land Surveys Ltd. focuses on providing surveying and mapping to the oil and gas industries to support the construction of well sites, access roads, pipelines and plant sites. McElhanney has offices throughout British Columbia, Canada; AlbertaCanada, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland, and in Jakarta, Indonesia. McElhanney Surveys provides consulting services for resource and industrial developments, commercial use, and oil and gas, and McElhanney Consulting provides consulting services to public works’ programs, transportation and highways, and the land development industry. Both companies have completed projects across Canada and McElhanney consulting has worked n over 80 countries worldwide. Highlights of these projects include the Aceh, Indonesia Tsunami Village Reconstruction Project, where McElhanney supplied the Canadian Red Cross with all services necessary to plan and build over 4,000 new homes after the 2004 Tsunami disaster. Leading a team of Canadian consultants on a three-year project, McElhanney provided planning, geomatics, engineering and environmental services for the survivors in 24 villages. The local population was involved, consulted and trained in new jobs along the way, creating a sustainable community. For this project, McElhanney received the David Thompson Award for their “Contribution to Society”. McElhanney Consulting in May 2008 purchased a laser imaging system. Called LiDAR, or Light Detection And Ranging , its technology supports aerial mapping projects from around the world in a cross-section of industries: forestry, transportation, telecommunications, petroleum, mining and real estate. McElhanney also is a reseller of the MapInfo Professional GIS software and encom Discover geological GIS software from Pitney Bowes, IKONOS satellite imagery from GeoEye, and SPOT satellite imagery. McElhanney Surveys has survey and mapping departments in Fort St. John, Lloydminster, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Edmonton and Calgary.

Merrick & Company Contact Information: 2450 S. Peoria StreetAurora, Colorado 80014, USA POC: Gary Outlaw Phone: (800) 544-1714 Email: Twitter: @Merrick_Geo Own Sensor: Yes Operate Sensor: Yes Sensor: Leica ALS50 (fixed-wing) Leica ALS50-II (fixed-wing) Optech Orion C200 (helicopter) Minimum Altitude: 200

NZ Aerial Mapping Ltd Contact Information: PO Box 6, Hastings City:Auckland New Zealand POC: Jeremy Nielson Phone: 64 9970 1372 Email: Own Sensor: Yes Operate Sensor: Yes Sensor: Optech ALTM3100EA Rep Rate: 100kHz Max Altitude: 10,000ft Min Altitude: 1,500ft Minimum Altitude: 200

Service Provider (Sensor Owner), Consultant

Merrick & Company, a $125 million geospatial solutions, surveying, engineering, architecture, and design-build firm, serves domestic and international clients in the geospatial technologies, mapping, energy, security, and life sciences markets. With a focus on geospatial surveying and remote sensing services, the firm’s most recent work include LiDAR data acquisition in Texas for oil and gas exploration, acquiring LiDAR data for the Federal Emergency Management Association’s dam and levee recertification program, providing high-definition laser scanning services to Xcel Energy, and providing airborne mapping services to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Merrick maintains 10 offices in the U.S. as well as two offices in Mexico and one office in Canada.

Service Provider With 75 years experience and operating in New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe, NZAM is the most experienced aerial survey company in the Southern Hemisphere. NZAM personnel are skilled in all aspects of LiDAR, aerial photography and mapping. NZAMs commitment to quality and delivery is reflected in the number of repeat clients we service. NZAM owns and operates an Optech ALTM3100c-EA LiDAR and Vexcel UCX and UCXp digital cameras, as well as a fleet of six aircraft, dedicated to aerial photography and LiDAR acquisition with full GPS/IMU navigation systems.

Optech Contact Information: 300 Interchange Way Vaughan, Ontario Canada, L4K 5Z8 Phone: 1-905-660-0808 Minimum Altitude: 200

Sensor Manufacturer Optech is the world leader in the development, manufacture and support of advanced lidar and imaging-based survey instruments. Based in Toronto, Canada and with operations and staff worldwide, Optech offers both standalone and fully integrated lidar and camera solutions in airborne terrestrial mapping, airborne laser bathymetry, mobile mapping, mine cavity monitoring, and industrial process control, as well as space-proven sensors. Europe - Belgium - DiMAC sprl Optech’s Belgian office handles European sales and support center, and product management worldwide for Optech’s aerial digital cameras. For more information, see

Leica Geosystems AG Contact Information: Heinrich Wild Strasse CH-9435 Heerbrugg St. Gallen, Switzerland Phone: + 41 71 727 3131 Minimum Altitude: 200

Sensor Manufacturer

With close to 200 years of experience pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information. Those who use Leica products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world.

Riegl Contact Information: Riedenburgstraße 48, A-3580 Horn, Austria Phone +43 2982 4211 Email: Minimum Altitude: 200

Sensor Manufacturer With more than 30 years experience in the research, development and production of laser rangefinders, distancemeters and scanners RIEGL delivers proven innovations in 3D. Dedicated to designing, developing, and producing the best possible laser sensors for the desired application in order to perfectly fulfil the given measurement tasks and therefore, fully satisfy the customers’ expectations worldwide. As a primarily technology-orientated company, RIEGL successfully cooperates with renowned system integrators, resulting in powerful turnkey solutions for multiple fields of application.

TopoSys GmbH Contact Information: Heinrich Wild Strasse CH-9435 Heerbrugg St. Gallen, Switzerland Phone: Email:

Minimum Altitude: 200

Sensor Manufacturer Since 1996 TopoSys has operated its own laser scanning system and has covered thousands of square kilometers in area for digital terrain models. Most of these models were generated for applications requiring data of very high resolution and high precision. Building on the expertise gained in operating “Falcon I” and the customer-oriented evaluation of the laser data, TopoSys presented an enhanced Lidar system “Falcon II” at the beginning of 2000. “Falcon II” has, for example, an additional spectral RGB/NIR scanner and enables digital true-ortho pictures of high resolution to be taken in parallel. The pre- and post processing software “TopPIT” has also been subject to ongoing development and adapted to the extended capabilities of the new sensor.

Airborne Hydrography AB Contact Information: Klubbhusgatan 15 553 03 Jönköping Sweden Phone: +46 36 19 66 80 Email: Minimum Altitude: 200

Environment Agency, Geomatics Group Contact Information: Rivers House, Lower Bristol Road Bath, United Kingdom POC: Susan Winter Phone: +44 1225 487637 Email: Sensor: Optech Gemini ALTM Minimum Altitude: 200

Sensor Manufacturer Airborne Hydrography AB (“AHAB”) develops and markets airborne laser survey systems for hydrographic and topographic surveys. Our key products are the Hawk Eye II bathymetric survey system and the Dragon Eye pure topographic survey system. Our customers are international survey companies and governmental organizations around the world. We offer our customers support, service, maintenance and applications development during the whole product lifetime. In order to serve our customers, Airborne Hydrography offers a complete customer support program, including education of operators, system maintenance, spare parts handling, support to our customers survey organization including tools and processes available on site support or via telephone. In addition, customers are offered software updates and hardware improvements to maintain the technical competitiveness and extend the system lifetime.

Service Provider Geospatial data is widely used by many organisations to aid their decision making processes. If you don’t have a precise understanding of where problems are occurring, you can not possibly plan to address them. Geomatics Group provide high quality geospatial data and have been collecting remotely sensed data for over 18 years. We offer a wide range of aerial, land and hydrographic surveys and hold a considerable archive of data, which is available for purchase online or you can contact us to discuss your requirements. Integrating airborne, terrestrial and marine remote sensing instruments, we can offer clients a range of custom surveys and services.

Sensor Owner Sensor Provider

Airborne 1 Corp. Contact Information: 300 N. Sepulveda BLVD #1060 El Segundo, CA 90245 USA Phone: 310-414-7400 Email: Twitter: @Airborne1_LiDAR Own Sensor: Yes Operate Sensor: Yes Sensor: Optech & Proprietary Max Altitude: 3500m Min Altitude: 80m provides an easy way to see where LiDAR has already been collected, and to order off the shelf archives of the freshest data.

Airborne 1 is the leading provider of LiDAR services to U.S. photogrammetry, surveying, and mapping firms. Airborne 1 Corporation provides LiDAR & Imagery technology for photogrammetry & mapping professionals. Turnkey Services, Rentals, and Training enable professionals to enter the market without purchasing a sensor. The firm also owns the largest data warehouse, for immediate purchase and download of pre-collected areas. Recently acquired by GeoDigital International, Airborne 1 now extends a full spectrum technology offering, including Obliques to photogrammetry, surveying and mapping sectors worldwide

LiDARXCHANGE LiDARXCHANGE is a global network of LiDAR service mapping providers, owners, and operators of multi-million dollar mapping assets who recognize the value in tracking the location and productivity of their sensors, aircraft, and related resources.

ESRI Contact Information: 380 New York St. Redlands, CA 92373-8100, USA Phone: +909-793-2853 ext 2917 Minimum Altitude: 200

GeoSearch, Inc. Contact Information: P.O. Box 60789 Colorado Springs, CO 80960-0789 POC: Jessica Touchard Phone: 719-575-9100 Email: Sensor: Optech Gemini ALTM Minimum Altitude: 200

Sensor Manufacturer Geography connects our many cultures and societies and influences our way of life. Esri is built on the philosophy that a geographic approach to problem solving ensures better communication and collaboration. Geographic information system (GIS) technology leverages this geographic insight to address social, economic, business, and environmental concerns at local, regional, national, and global scales.

Service Provider GeoSearch, Inc is a personnel recruitment firm specializing in the geospatial sciences and technologies. We offer a wide range of cost effective and efficient recruitment products and services. GeoSearch began operations in October, 1989. We serve all industry segments that develop, apply, or use geospatial technologies. Our highly targeted candidate database and long history in the geospatial sciences allow immediate access to qualified professionals. Because we often deal with sensitive and confidential information we place the highest value on ethical standards of practice. Staff members average 15+ years of experience and are committed to the highest level of customer service the recruitment industry has to offer. Our client satisfaction rate speaks for itself!

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