The award was presented to the company during the Esri Imagery Summit in San Diego, California in recognition of a joint initiative that RIEGL and Esri have been working on: the LMAP initiative.
“RIEGL understands what’s required to make 3D GIS come alive. Their sensors are revolutionizing the notion of a 3D image, and as a trusted Esri Partner, we are working together to ensure our common customers are able to create the map of the future.” stated Lawrie Jordan, Director of Imagery with Esri.
The LMAP, or LiDAR Management Analytical Processing, the initiative was designed to leverage Esri’s ArcGIS Platform to store, manage, acquire, analyze and visualize RIEGL LiDAR data. By leveraging Esri’s most advanced 3D technologies for desktop and web environments, new opportunities exist enabling better utilization of LiDAR collections in collaboration with an organization‘s existing geospatial data.
“RIEGL’s offerings meet the demanding needs of 3D GIS. In addition to incredible resolution, they also are focusing their work to miniaturize their LiDAR collection systems to support terrestrial and drone-based platforms” said Kurt Schwoppe, Business Development Manager for Remote Sensing with Esri. “The new RIEGL miniVUX-1UAV LiDAR sensor integrated with the DJI M600 opens an entirely new market for 3D GIS users who are interested in the precision mapping of micro-geographies”, he added.
Esri’s 3D Impact Award is a special award that provides recognition to an individual or organization that has made outstanding contributions within the field of 3D GIS through remote sensing. Recipients are selected based on their efforts to discover and implement new methods or technologies for the collection or creation of content capable of powering 3D GIS.
“We are honored and proud to be the recipient of this prestigious Esri 3D Impact Award, which demonstrates our continuing commitment to deliver a customer-oriented workflow of RIEGL LiDAR data into Esri’s market-leading GIS environment. We have had a long-standing relationship with Esri and look forward to growing our partnership to the next level!” said Johannes Riegl Jr., President of RIEGL USA.