Welcome to the 2018 Photogrammetry and 3D Visualization Community of Practice (PCoP) and Lidar Community of Practice (LCoP) Conference!

The Lidar CoP Conference will occur from 7-9 August, and the Photogrammetry and 3D Visualization CoP Conference from 8-10 August. The conferences will be running back-to-back with a shared agenda on 8 August.

This will be the first time both conferences will be held together, with the goal of improving collaboration between communities working on similar topics. Attendees will be able to attend some or all of the events based on their interest and mission need. We hope that holding both conferences at the same time will lead to efficiencies, increase attendance, cross-collaboration of overlapping tradecrafts, and more efficient use of travel funding.

Lidar CoP: The objective of the 8th Annual Lidar CoP Conference is to give attendees from the IC, USG, Academia, and Private Industry an opportunity to collaborate on advances and emerging capabilities in the field of Lidar and 3D point cloud phenomenology. This includes, but is not limited to, advances in sensors, processing, and exploitation of ground, air and space-based point clouds to include Lidar, Electro-optical, or other. Participation in this open forum can improve cross-community collaboration and communication.

Photogrammetry and 3D Visualization CoP: The Photogrammetry and 3D Visualization CoP Conference is an opportunity to get an overview of Photogrammetry and 3D Visualization related topics, collaborate with IC partners, discuss tradecraft, and exchange information. The purpose of the CoP is to bring together subject matter experts from throughout the IC with the common purpose of advancing the principles of Photogrammetry and 3D Visualization.

The conference will also include industry technologies and products which will be showcased during the Technology Exposition. During the Expo, conference attendees will be exposed to the latest technologies in lidar systems, imaging sensors, geospatial intelligence, applied imagery, 3D Mapping, laser light beams, 3D visualization, indoor mapping, autonomous vehicles, and exploitation of data.

We look forward to seeing you in August!