RIEGL RiCOPTER flies in Finland!

“Come fly with me, let’s fly” May 17-19, 2016

Nordic Geo Center Ltd and Riegl Laser Measurements Systems welcome you to see RIEGL RiCOPTER unmanned laser scanning system in action. RiCOPTER visits Finland & the Nordic countries for the first time and we are very proud to host these events in Finland.

The flying will take place May 17 – 19 in three different locations. Please register and choose the event that suits your timetable the best.

RIEGL RiCOPTER is a complete airborne survey degree mapping system including a RIEGL VUX-1 scanner, IMU/GNSS system and optional cameras.

The versatile VUX-1 is the world’s first survey degree UAS scanner which can be used on drones, helicopters, backpack solutions etc.

The new RIEGL VZ-400i terrestrial laser scanner will be also presented during the demonstrations! Come and see the workflow of the fastest field scanner produced so far. This is also the perfect opportunity to experience how the terrastrial laser scans are combined with airborne point clouds produced with Riegl VUX-1 scanner and Riegl RiCopter UAS system.

Welcome to Sipoo, Helsinki and Pori in Finland!

In Sipoo near Helsinki we will scan powerlines, rocky and steep terrain and forest.

In Mustikkamaa, Helsinki, we are very close to the center of Helsinki and will scan an urban park.

In Pori our target is build environment – buildings & streets.

RIEGL RiCOPTER will arrive in








Why not use a helicopter?

RIEGL VUX-1 can be easily swiched from a helicopter to another.


Do you want to integrate RIEGL VUX-1 to your own system?


Unmanned scanning with RIEGL RiCOPTER

About ULS technology

Airborne unmanned laser scanning is becoming increasingly popular as the amount of UAS drones has increased during the last few years. Airborne unmanned imaging for mapping purposes is currently more popular due to cost issues. However, new users have encountered the same problems that have been widely encountered and studied in traditional airborne mapping using cameras: problems with penetration through vegetation. The advantage of laser scanning is also ambient lighting conditions – the technique is not limited by uneven conditions or even total darkness. As for accuracy issues, well they have been studied a lot as well.

In practise people tend to see laser scanning and photogrammetry (or computer vision) as rivals even though in real life projects combining both technologies offers usually the best data for design, mapping, planning etc. purposes.

RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems introduced the first model of the VUX-1 laser scanner for unmanned platforms in 2014. Integrating this scanner tightly with good quality IMU/GNSS systems its is possible to achieve survey grade accuracies needed by professionals. The scanning technology used in this scanner allows to measure ground through vegetation and it can be integrated with the user’s own systems when desired. Using a manned helicopter is also a good option for larger projects.


Welcome to Sipoo, Helsinki ja Pori!

Please call +358 45 650 85 85 or contact us if you have any further questions.

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