Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico Selects RIEGL VQ-1560 II-S

This RIEGL sensor will be deployed across Mexico for various projects relating to investigation, development, geospatial analysis, and more.

The Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) via the Institute of Geography department in Mexico, recently purchased a RIEGL VQ-1560 II-S Airborne system as part of a full kit they are adding to their project workflows for research and development at the university. Their main focus is to learn more about naturally occurring changes to the environment, and the impacts human interaction has on that landscape. This is vital information when it comes to mitigating risks to the region, planning development, and learning more about the impacts of climate change over time.

“For UNAM, having this team is a milestone in terms of Research and Development. This equipment will allow us to meet a tremendous demand in the field of research and study of natural phenomena and human activity in the territory throughout Mexico.” said Armando Peralta, Technical Secretary of Liaison for the Institute of Geography, UNAM. “This state-of-the-art LIDAR system will help us obtain very important results for disaster risk management, territorial planning, the study of ecosystems and the search for strategies for adaptation and mitigation of the effects of climate change in vulnerable areas of the country. It will be used in all areas of research throughout the University and allow for experimentation with new applications and also to train specialists in the use of LIDAR. We are very pleased with the acquisition of this technology and have already completed the installation and calibration, so we will soon start carrying out surveys on major projects”.

As the university continues to deploy this RIEGL system on more research projects, it will further develop students to become the next leading generation of specialists in these fields. RIEGL looks forward to being a key collaborator and supplying needed cutting-edge technology to further this educational initiative.

“We feel honored with UNAM and their final decision to purchase one of our most sophisticated units, the VQ-1560 II-S. said Claudio Avello, RIEGL USA’s Regional Manager for LATAM. “And at the same time, we are confident that our technology and solutions will bring them all kinds of new opportunities to study and analyze the Mexican Geography and be part of important projects that will positively impact the population. We look forward to continuing our support for UNAM in this new LiDAR Era for them”.

RIEGL’s VQ-1560 II-S wide area mapping sensor is a dual-channel hybrid laser and imaging system that features a unique “cross-fire” scan geometry for maximum canopy penetration and improved vertical detail often required for urban, forestry and corridor applications. The system is typically equipped with a gyro-stabilized mount and an internally integrated 150-megapixel RGB or 4-Band metric camera system to enable the co-collection of high-resolution imagery and high-density LiDAR data for maximum application success.

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