Explore RIEGL's NEW Topo-Bathymetric Laser Scanners!


Airborne LiDAR Bathymetry (ALB) is the technology of choice for coastal mapping and inland water survey. ALB allows collecting seamless data sets that span the land/water interface, enabling high-resolution surveying of topography above and below the water surface with high efficiency.

In addition to the proven versatile RIEGL VQ-840-GL, RIEGL now introduces two new topo-bathymetric scanners:

The NEW RIEGL VQ-860-G High Performance Topo-Bathymetric Airborne Laser Scanner offers enhanced depth penetration in surveying inland and near shore waters for even more efficiency in bathymetric applications. The compact system offers a large operational envelope with typical flight altitudes from 75 m to 600 m above the water surface, while providing high spatial resolution resulting from measurement rates of up to 100 kHz and a high scanning speed of up to 100 scans/sec.

With the NEW RIEGL VQ-840-GE, RIEGL expands the proven VQ-840-G series of topo-bathymetric airborne laser scanners with a compact and robust design, prepared for integration into UAVs, but also suitable for use on crewed helicopters and for integration in stabilized platforms.

The portfolio of RIEGL topo-bathymetric systems therefore provides high operational flexibility!

The new scanners will be the highlights at the RIEGL booths at Remote Hydrography (taking place in Dublin from February 27-28, 2024) and Oceanology International (taking place in London, ExCel, from March 12-14, 2024). The RIEGL Team looks forward to meeting you there!


Jim van Rens, Senior Vice President RIEGL USA, Michael Sitar, Division Manager Airborne Laser Scanning RIEGL USA, and Martin Pfennigbauer, CRO RIEGL LMS, presenting the new VQ-860-G Topo-Bathymetric Airborne Laser Scanner during Geo Week 2024 in Denver.