Portland, ME --The International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), taking place February 17-19, 2014 in Denver, is delighted to announce that the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) will be running special ‘Hot Topics’ sessions alongside the main conference.

ASPRS plays a vital role in the LiDAR industry as it is the key organization that sets data format and accuracy standards for kinematic laser scanning. With a full morning dedicated to ASPRS on Monday, February 17, ASPRS will provide an update on activities of the society associated with LiDAR and point cloud processing including:

• The new concept of LAS Domain Profiles
• The newly created bathometric profile for littoral mapping
• Accuracy metrics being jointly developed by the ASPRS and the USGS for LiDAR calibration and project geometric correction
• Best practices specifications for mobile laser scanning