European LiDAR Mapping Forum 2014 Advisory Board Announced

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Technical Conference & Exhibition Names 10 Members

The organisers of the European LiDAR Mapping Forum (ELMF) announced the members of the 2014 Advisory Board today. The group consists of ten LiDAR experts from a variety of backgrounds, disciplines and markets. “The Advisory Board is charged with helping to shape the ELMF conference programme and assisting with session development,” said Lisa Murray, SPAR Point Group Director. “They represent top minds in the LiDAR market and we’re delighted that they’ve accepted our invitation to sit on the Board.” European LiDAR Mapping Forum will take place 8-10 December 2014 at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The ELMF Advisory Board is made up of service providers, software developers, hardware manufacturers and asset owners. “Our Advisory Board members are at the forefront of LiDAR innovation,” said Ms. Murray. “As such, they are uniquely qualified to help design and shape the programme.” The Advisory Board’s first task will be to vet abstracts submitted for consideration for the 2014 Conference Programme.

The 2014 ELMF Advisory Board members are:

  • Erik Claassen, Manager Geo-Information, Fugro GeoServices B.V.
  • Patrick Cunningham, President, Blue Marble Geographics
  • Andrew Evans, Applications Development Manager, Topcon
  • Lewis Graham, President/CTO, GeoCue Group
  • Paul Hartfiel, Managing Director, Hansa Luftbild AG
  • Jack Ickes, President, Geospatial Solutions Division, Hexagon Geosystems
  • Martin Isenburg, LAStools, rapidlasso GmbH
  • Alastair MacDonald, Managing Director, TMS International Ltd
  • Andreas Ullrich, CTO, RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH
  • René Van der Velden, Manager Spatial Information, Het Waterschapshuis

The conference programme will be posted in early September on the ELMF website.

Registration will be available online on 1 August 2014. Full conference, single-day and exhibits-only passes are offered. Group discounts are also available. Early registrants receive the best rates.

About European LiDAR Mapping Forum
European LiDAR Mapping Forum is a technical conference & exhibition focused on data acquisition, fusion, processing & point clouds for airborne, terrestrial and underwater LiDAR used to support transport, urban modelling, coastal zone mapping, utility asset management and more. It takes place 8-10 December 2014 at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam in Amsterdam, The Netherlands with SPAR Europe 3D Measurement & Imaging Conference. European LiDAR Mapping Forum is presented by SPAR Point Group and produced by Diversified Communications. For more information, visit

About SPAR Point Group
SPAR Point Group organizes conferences and provides news and information for professionals involved in 3D measurement and imaging technologies. Content– delivered in-person and online– gives practitioners tools and information to make better business decisions. SPAR Point Group organizes SPAR Europe, European LiDAR Mapping Forum, SPAR International, International LiDAR Mapping Forum and SPAR Japan. SPAR Point Group is wholly-owned by Diversified Communications. For more information, visit

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