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November 20, 2014
Three Experts to Deliver Keynote Addresses at SPAR Europe/European LiDAR Mapping Forum

PORTLAND, Me., Nov. 20, 2014—Valentijn de Leeuw, Vice President, ARC Advisory Group, Peter van Blyenburgh, President, Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) International, and Shabtay Negry, COO, Mantis Vision will deliver keynote addresses at the upcoming SPAR Europe 3D Measurement & Imaging Conference and European LiDAR Mapping Forum, taking place 8-10 December, 2014 at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Mr. Valentijn de Leuww’s presentation, entitled “State of the Market: 3D Measurement,” will address the rapid changes occurring in the 3D scanning market. The session will provide insights from in-depth market research on the state of the industry, with an assessment of current conditions and associated market dynamics. Mr. de Leuww’s full bio and abstract can be found here.

Mr. Peter van Blyenburgh, whose keynote address is entitled “The Current Status Regarding Civil Operations,” will present on the problems and obstacles relevant to the integration of RPA (remotely piloted aircraft) into non-segregated airspace. Mr. van Blyenburgh will highlight the actions taken by the European Commissions and its agencies relative to RPAS (remotely piloted aircraft systems), and will provide an overview of the regulatory situation in Europe and the rest of the world. The session will conclude with an explanation of the interest for the photogrammetry community to be recognized as an aviation stakeholder group and offer suggestions on how to proceed in this direction. Mr. van Blyenburgh’s full bio and abstract can be found here.

The third keynote address will be delivered by Mr. Shabtay Negry and is entitled “The Professional 3D Scanning World in 2020 – Evolution or Revolution?” Mr. Negry will cover the changes that the 3D world has undergone since the start of the decade, examine the driving forces behind the market today, address how the emergence of mass-market solutions like Google Project Tango and Kinect could affect the professional market, and explore the possible directions that the market could go in the future. Mr. Negry’s full bio and abstract can be found here.

ELMF and SPAR Europe will be co-located, providing geospatial professionals access to the full spectrum of data capture, processing and delivery education at one time. Paid registration includes access to over 80 presentations in both the ELMF conference programme and SPAR Europe conference programme. Attendees can network with and gain valuable information from other precision measurement and imaging professionals across industry and disciplinary lines.

Registration is available online here. Full conference, single-day and exhibits-only passes are offered. Group discounts are also available.

About SPAR Europe
SPAR Europe
 is a conference & exhibition focused on end-to-end business and technology considerations for 3D measurement and imaging for industrial facilities; building, architecture and construction; forensic and security. SPAR Europe is part of a network of events and media for the global geospatial market organized by SPAR Point Group.

About European LiDAR Mapping Forum
European LiDAR Mapping Forum (ELMF) 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.

About SPAR Point Group
SPAR Point Group organizes conferences and provides news and information for professionals involved in 3D 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 and publishes and SPARView. SPAR Point Group is wholly-owned by Diversified Communications. For more information, visit and  

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