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October 19th, 2021
Dewberry Acquires the Latest RIEGL VQ-1560 II-S Airborne LiDAR System

RIEGL is pleased to announce that Dewberry, through its purchase and delivery of the VQ-1560 II-S dual LiDAR channel Airborne Laser Scanning System, has become the latest U.S.-based commercial firm to operate this high-altitude airborne LiDAR system.

 The RIEGL VQ-1560 II-S topographic LiDAR sensor was selected by Dewberry so the firm can continue to support their clients’ missions. The system, with its rotating mirror design and high-output dual laser technology, will allow the firm to deliver higher density data with uniform point distribution and expand the market for outside of the conventional large area planning uses.

 “We are confident that this purchase will help empower our clients with access to the most innovative technology to meet their topographic/ LiDAR needs, delivering hi-definition LiDAR datasets quickly and efficiently,” says Amar Nayegandhi, Dewberry Senior Vice President. “This RIEGL VQ-1560 II-S with an effective rate of 2.6 million pulses per second and equipped with a 150-megapixel camera will allow Dewberry to fly higher and faster on large-scale mapping projects and corridor work, which will provide clients with more dense point clouds, high-precision data, faster acquisition, and more responsive service.

 “We are very excited that Dewberry has selected the VQ-1560 II-S wide-area Airborne Laser Scanning System to expand their geospatial and engineering services,” said Johannes Riegl, Jr, President of RIEGL USA Inc. “The

VQ-1560 II-S represents the very latest in high-productivity aerial mapping technology, and we look forward to supporting the Dewberry team as they grow their services capability to include primary data acquisition.”

Dewberry will base the new RIEGL sensor out of its Tampa, Florida, office and will use the sensor nationally for topography mapping.

About RIEGL:

 RIEGL is an international leading provider of cutting-edge technology in airborne, mobile, terrestrial, industrial and unmanned laser scanning solutions for applications in surveying.

 RIEGL has been producing LiDAR systems commercially for over 40 years and focuses on pulsed time-of-flight laser radar technology in multiple wavelengths.

 RIEGL’s core Smart-Waveform technologies provide pure digital LiDAR signal processing, unique methodologies for resolving range ambiguities, multiple targets per laser shots, optimum distribution of measurements, calibrated amplitudes and reflectance estimates, as well as the seamless integration and calibration of systems.

 RIEGL’s Ultimate LiDARTM 3D scanners offer a wide array of performance characteristics and serve as a platform for continuing Innovation in 3D for the LiDAR industry.

 From the first inquiry, to purchase and integration of the system, as well as training and support, RIEGL maintains an outstanding history of reliability and support to their customers.

 Worldwide sales, training, support and services are delivered from RIEGL’s headquarters in Austria; main offices in the USA, Japan, China, Australia, Canada and the UK; and a worldwide network of representatives.

About Dewberry:

 Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 50 locations and 2,000+ professionals nationwide. To learn more, visit