What’s the future of lidar?


What’s the future of lidar?

On-demand Webinar | Free

This panel discussion features industry executives from the leading geospatial firms in the US, who will share their thoughts and the future of the lidar industry, broadening applications, areas of opportunity for growth, emerging technology trends, and more. Carla Lauter, Editor for Geo Week News will Moderate the panel discussion.


Martin Flood
Vice President – Special Projects, GeoCue Group, Inc.

Mr. Flood is currently the Vice President, Special Projects for GeoCue Group, Inc., a technology development and consulting services company dedicated to creating hardware and software tools for improving geospatial data production processes. Martin’s primary focus is on UAV payload development and the related data processing workflow optimization for organizations working with new UAV sensor technologies such as lidar. He also works with GeoCue Group’s enterprise consulting group to deploy cloud-hosted data management solutions built using GeoCue’s Earth Sensor Portal web publishing technology. He has over 25 years’ experience in the design and construction of advanced laser systems and optimizing data processing workflows for remote sensing applications.

Ron Roth
Product Manager, Hexagon Geosystems

With a 40-year career in the electro-optics industry, Ron Roth serves as the product manager for Airborne Topographic LiDAR at Hexagon Geosystems.  In this role, he provides both technical and marketing inputs for product development and design on Leica Geosystems’ airborne topographic LiDAR systems, including both linear and single-photon products.


Qassim Abdullah
Chief Scientist, Woolpert

Dr. Qassim Abdullah is an accomplished scientist with more than 40 years of combined industrial, research and development, and academic experience in analytical photogrammetry, digital remote sensing, and civil and surveying engineering. Currently, Dr. Abdullah is the Chief Scientist for Woolpert responsible about designing and managing strategic programs to develop and implement new remote sensing technologies focused on meeting the evolving needs of geospatial users. In addition, Dr. Abdullah serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and at Penn State teaching graduate courses on UAS, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

Jim Van Rens
Senior Vice President & Strategic Advisor, RIEGL USA

James Van Rens is the Senior Vice President of RIEGL USA, the North American office for RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems, which is recognized as the performance leader in the mobile mapping, civil infrastructure, airborne scanning, unmanned, hydrographic, bathymetric, mining and terrestrial based industries. Mr. Van Rens holds a combination BA/BS degree from Marquette University and has over thirty years of experience in remote sensing, 3D mapping, and LiDAR technology.



Carla Lauter, Editorial Analyst

Carla Lauter is the editor of Geo Week News. Before joining Diversified Communications, Carla spent 10 years on NASA and National Science Foundation funded projects focusing on Earth science communication. She has worked on web-based outreach and online interactives for NASA Earth Science, including products for satellite missions measuring sea level, salinity and hyperspectral ocean color.

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