A special feature from Spatial Media author, Gene Roe… This year’s Leica HDS User Conference once again raised the bar for return on investment in terrestrial 3D laser scanning conferences.
With attendance approaching 300, up some 15 percent from 2009, Geoff Jacobs, Senior VP of Marketing and the rest of his team have developed a proven formula for delivering a diverse mix of workshops and "how to" user presentations from customers around the world.
Add to this content a few carefully placed Leica technical marketing sessions, a high impact luncheon keynote, a fun social event and plan contest, and you can understand why users keep returning to this highly educational event. But as Geoff likes to remind people–perhaps the best value comes in the form of networking opportunities with international business leaders from a number of segments of the laser scanning industry.
Gene Roe has more than 40 years experience in the surveying and mapping field with a particular interest in disruptive technology. He is the Managing Editor of LiDAR News and provides strategic consulting services worldwide. Roe has his PhD in Civil Engineering, is a registered professional engineer and a licensed land surveyor in New York.