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3D Laser Mapping
Unit 1 Moorbridge Court
Moorbridge Road East
Bingham, Nottingham
NG13 8GG
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1949 838004

3D Laser Mapping is a world-leading provider of laser scanning technology. Established in 1999, our technology draws on many years of experience developing highly effective solutions to multinational companies around the world. Our highly experienced engineering team works with long-standing partners and leading suppliers at the forefront of their technology areas to ensure we deliver high-value and dependable information to our customers.
Airborne 1
300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 1060
El Segundo, CA 90245

Airborne 1 provides LiDAR and oblique imagery services for a wide variety of industries. Recently acquired by GeoDigital International, Airborne 1 now offers full-spectrum mapping from turnkey aerial and mobile services to sensor rentals and fractional ownership plans enabling geospatial professionals to enter the LiDAR market without incurring the cost of owning a sensor. Airborne 1’s digital mapping services include a dedicated team of LiDAR experts, survey coordination and project management, data processing and quality assurance/quality control.


Applied Imagery
8070 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Applied Imagery makes LiDAR exploitation software, the Quick Terrain Modeler, which enables interactive modeling and analysis of enormous 3-D point clouds and digital elevation models. The software is simple to use, visually intuitive, valuable in both Department of Defense and civilian applications, and available in 32- and 64-bit versions.


Ball Aerospace & Technologies
1600 Commerce St.
Boulder, CO 80301

Ball Aerospace develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, and data exploitation systems. The company delivers unique advanced geospatial intelligence data exploitation algorithms and analytical tools. Ball built the WorldView-2 remote sensing satellite, which launchedOct. 8, 2009, and returned the highest resolution commercial imagery available 11 days later. The company has begun developing WorldView-3, DigitalGlobe’s next high-performance imaging satellite.


Cardinal Systems
701 North Oceanshore Blvd.
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

With a long and successful history of developing photogrammetric and mapping solutions, Cardinal Systems provides efficient, pragmatic mapping tools. The company offers VrOne, VrTwo, VrLiDAR, VrOrtho, VrAirTrig, VrMosaic, VrBalance, VrAdjust, VrVolumes and VrLite, and is continually developing new programs for the industry.


Certainty 3D
7039 Grand National Drive, No. 100
Orlando, FL 32819

Certainty 3D offers LiDAR data processing software for Riegl, Leica, Optech, Z&F, Faro, Trimble and other systems. Certainty 3D’s primary product is TopoDOT, a computer-aided design (CAD) application for extracting engineering-quality CAD deliverables from point clouds and calibrated images produced by any platform, any manufacturer or any application.


3680 Avalon Park Blvd. East, Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32828

EarthEye boasts superior light detection and ranging (LiDAR) capabilities to produce highly accurate infrastructure and geospatial depictions. EarthEye integrates next-generation LiDAR collection from mobile and aerial platforms, incorporating the use of hyperspectral imagers. By leveraging data fusion from multiple sensors, EarthEye provides its clients with the highest level of situational awareness and better decision-making capabilities.


Exelis Visual Information Solutions
4990 Pearl East Circle
Boulder, CO 80301

Exelis Visual Information Solutions offers complete software solutions and integrated custom services to help professionals make important discoveries through the analysis of geospatial imagery and data. E3De, a geospatial software environment for analyzing and extracting 3-D information from LiDAR data, has the advanced tools you need to create photorealistic 3-D visualizations, extract 3-D features from a scene or produce 3-D products and layers from raw LiDAR point cloud data.


Global Marketing Insights
6801 Brecksville Road, Suite 206
Cleveland, OH 44131

Since 1997, Global Marketing Insights (GMI), a woman-owned firm, has provided Geospatial Business Intelligence Experts™ for a wide range of aerospace, geospatial and remote sensing strategic business planning, sales and marketing implementation services and highly customized market research services. These services include developing targeted product/service market studies and competitive market research for government agencies and private-sector firms whose goal is to increase their market share. As authors of the USGS and NOAA 2005-2020 International Remote Sensing Studies for Asia, Africa, North America and Europe (with South America in progress), GMI possesses the world’s largest database of remote sensing research (available in online interactive maps) and social and cultural trend information by country.


Intermap Technologies
8310 South Valley Highway, Suite 400
Englewood, CO 80112

Integrating multiple terrain datasets into one seamless elevation dataset is more accurate and useful than the individual datasets. Intermap uses a proprietary process to integrate and align LiDAR, satellite data and/or NEXTMap data, resulting in a seamless elevation dataset that maintains the detail and accuracy of the higher resolution data.


Leica Geosystems
5051 Peachtree Corners Circle, Suite 250
Norcross, GA 30092

Leica Geosystems provides airborne imaging and LiDAR sensor solutions. The company’s workflow solutions—from flight planning to data delivery—help customers get better results faster and at lower cost.

LiDAR Services International Inc. (LSI)
400, 3115 – 12 St. NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7J2

LSI is an aerial LiDAR survey solutions provider, performing engineering-level LiDAR surveys across

the globe from the high Arctic to the jungles of Borneo. With more than 10 years of experience and specialized expertise in collecting high-density, high-accuracy LiDAR and imagery for electric transmission thermal rating and engineering analysis.


56 Gilchrist Road
Somerville, AL 35670

LiDAR USA develops the ScanLook mobile mapping system. ScanLook is the result of extensive study of user needs and requirements and the shortcomings of existing systems. ScanLook was designed and developed to deliver what’s needed by the surveyor, engineer andGISuser at an affordable price.


31 Flemington St.
Glenside SA 5065
+61 8 8338 9222

Maptek I-Site systems combine accurate 3-D laser scanners with advanced point cloud processing software for survey, civil, mining and forensic applications. Products include the I-Site 8810 and I-Site 8400 laser scanners. Ease of set up; portability; rapid and safe data acquisition; and powerful, in-built processing and modeling tools are hallmarks of I-Site technology.


Merrick & Company
2450 S. Peoria St.
Aurora, CO 80014

Merrick offers airborne LiDAR mapping services, including project planning and consulting, data acquisition and processing complimented by a full range of data fusion and analysis capabilities. By providing a unique combination of comprehensive geospatial capabilities, extensive project experience and advanced data collection equipment, Merrick can deliver cost-effective, accurate elevation data products.


300 Interchange Way
Vaughan, ON L4K 5Z8

Optech, a Teledyne majority-owned company, is the world leader in advanced LiDAR and camera survey systems, and develops custom lidar and imaging solutions for ISR applications. With operations and staff worldwide, Optech offers standalone and fully integrated products in airborne mapping and bathymetry, mobile mapping, terrestrial scanning, and space-proven sensors.
Premier Geospatial
15000 W. 64th Ave.
Arvada, CO 80007

PremierGeo provides a full spectrum ofGIS, aerial imagery and remote sensing products and services, including custom digital aerial imagery acquisition and processing, ortho-rectification, LiDAR, planimetric and topographic mapping, DEM/DTM compilation, contour generation, change detection, volumetric calculation, feature extraction, vegetation analysis, land use/land cover, impervious/pervious mapping, disturbance analysis, vector alignment and other services.GISservices include customGISapplication development, parcel mapping, scanning, historical imagery scanning and orthorectification, digitizing and more.


QCoherent Software
1880 Office Club Pointe
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

QCoherent provides high-capacity LIDAR software. The company’s extensive knowledge of LIDAR and geospatial software has been applied to the LP360 ArcGIS® extension; Classify for LP360; Extractor for LP360; and LIDAR Server, a Web-based distribution system for LIDAR data.


Riegl USA
7035 Grand National Drive, Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32819

Riegl USA is recognized as the performance leader in the LiDAR mobile mapping, civil infrastructure, airborne scanning, hydrographic, mining and terrestrial industries. The company’s instruments are well known for their ruggedness and reliability under demanding environmental conditions. Riegl’s 3-D scanners offer a wide array of performance characteristics and serve as a platform for continuing “innovation in 3-D” for the laser scanning business.

1935 Jamboree Drive, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80920


Sanborn delivers aerial mapping solutions to customers worldwide, specializing in high-quality aerial and mobile LiDAR, aerial orthophotography, 3-D visualization, oblique aerial imagery and software development. The firm currently operates a fleet of 14 aircraft across the United States and is one of only two companies worldwide to employ three advanced Eagle cameras from Microsoft’s award-winning UltraCam product line.


520 Spirit of St. Louis Blvd.
Chesterfield, MO 63005

Surdex supplies accurate and precise geospatial information—on time and within budget—to a diverse client base. The company provides high-quality mapping services that include aerial image acquisition, LiDAR acquisition and processing, photogrammetric mapping, digital orthophotography, data hosting and geographic information solutions.



Terrapoint USA
25216 Grogans Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX, 77380

Terrapoint delivers cost-effective and high-quality solutions to meet the most demanding geospatial requirements. With intimate knowledge of LiDAR technology, a unique focus on customer satisfaction, and state-of-the-art operational flexibility—with multiple collection platforms (fixed-wing, rotary and vehicular)—Terrapoint offers data acquisition and processing methods that exceed our diverse clients’ expectations.


Kanavaranta 7 B
00160 Helsinki
+358 500 445 179


Terrasolids, TerraScan, TerraMatch, TerraPhoto and TerraModeler are software solutions for handling airborne and mobile LiDAR data. Terrasolid’s software solutions are used in more than 90 countries, with more than 2,500 TerraScan licenses sold. Terrasolid has been working with laser-scanned point clouds for more than 10 years.


Tiltan Systems Engineering
21 Yagia Kapaim St.
Kiriyat Arye
Petach Tikva, 49130
+972-3-9217717 or 212-372-7255 (U.S. sales)

Tiltan Systems Engineering provides LiDAR processing and image-generation systems and services. The company offers TLiD software for fast, automated LiDAR data processing, as well as TView andILXsoftware engines for 3-D/2-D applications, LiDAR processing services, visual database creation services and visual 3-D applications.


Topcon Positioning Systems
7400 National Drive
Livermore, CA 94550

Topcon Positioning Systems is a leading developer and manufacturer of precision positioning solutions for theGIS, surveying and civil engineering markets. Topcon’s innovative 3-D mobile mapping solutions increase production by quickly collecting and integrating 360-degree images and high-density point clouds for easy feature recognition and data extraction.


Trimble Navigation Ltd.
935 Stewart Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Trimble’s GeoSpatial Division provides hardware and software for aerial and land mobile mapping, including ruggedized aerial metric cameras and complete turn-key camera/laser scanner systems for airplanes, helicopters and land vehicles. The GeoSpatial Division now offers customers large-area geospatial data capture and processing solutions for a growing number of applications, including transportation and utilities and energy transmission and distribution industries.  The software solutions include Trimble Trident Analyst, INPHO and eCognition.



Tuck Mapping Solutions
4632 Aerial Way
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

Tuck Mapping Solutions is a leader in the aerial mapping industry and recognized for innovation and creativity in providing solutions to client needs. The company provides ground surveys; photogrammetry from fixed-wing aircraft; or high-accuracy LiDAR, imagery or thermal from one of our three rotary-wing platforms.


Velodyne Lidar
345 Digital Drive
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

The Velodyne HDL-64E S2 is a 64-element LiDAR sensor that delivers a 360-degree HFOV and a 26.8-degree VFOV. The sensor generates more than 1.3 million distance points per second. Applications for the HDL-64E S2 include terrestrial and marine autonomous vehicles, robotics, 3-D mapping, security and surveying.