Wichmann Innovations Award

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Your vote for the best product

After the suspension of the Wichmann Innovations Award in 2020 attributable to the pandemic, Wichmann Verlag resumes the coveted award in the categories “hardware” and “software”.

There are two steps to the award procedure: In the first step, an independent jury of experts examined all submissions and nominated the top products and services. Criteria for evaluation were “degree of innovation or novelty”, “usability”, and “practicality”. The jury’s voting will count for 60 % in the final assessment, as in previous years. Now it’s time for the public to vote for the best products on show at the Intergeo.

Join in! Choose your top product from the nominees presented here. Vote online by 22 September. With a bit of luck you’ll win a Jochen Schweizer Voucher.

The jury – consisting of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Blankenbach, RWTH Aachen University, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Joos of Runder Tisch GIS e. V., Dr.-Ing. Markus Seifert, LVG Bayern, Dipl.-Ing. Udo Stichling, President of the DDGI, and Prof. Dr. Josef Strobl of the University of Salzburg – once again agreed to evaluate the applications. We expressly thank both the jury and the applicants.

The award will be presented on the Intergeo.

Following you will find short summaries of the selected products and applications.

Now it’s up to you. Who will win the trophies? Who will push all others aside and beat the competition in the Wichmann Innovation Award? The online voters can also look forward to some attractive prizes. Win a Jochen Schweizer Adventure Box, a subscription for our gis.Business/gis.Science and avn journals, or a book from the Wichmann publishing catalogue.

The Wichmann team wishes you good luck.

The Leica GS18 I GNSS RTK rover is a versatile instrument with visual positioning. Users can capture points of interest from a distance of two to ten meters and measure from the images in the field or the office. Visual Positioning technology, sensor-fusion combining GNSS, IMU and a camera, allows users to reach previously inaccessible or obstructed points safely and efficiently.

www.leica-geosystems.com // Hall 23, booth 23A.24


The RIEGL VUX-120 is a lightweight and versatile airborne laser scanner with a wide field of view of 100 degrees and a data acquisition rate of up to 1.8 MHz. The scanner provides interfaces for an external INS/GNSS system and for controlling up to two external cameras. The sophisticated design allows integration on UAS/UAV/RPAS, small manned aircraft, and helicopters. The innovative scan pattern allows complex and vertical targets to be acquired. Thus, the sensor presents itself as the ultimate solution for low-altitude corridor mapping applications.

www.riegl.com // Hall 20, booth 20C.22


The Trimble R12i GNSS receiver, enables surveying professionals to increase their productivity and obtain precise measurement results even under the most difficult conditions. Calibration-free tilt compensation (enabling measuring at an angle thanks to integrated inertial system) and the new ProPoint Engine, make the Trimble R12i deliver perfect results. This results in a significant increase in efficiency, as points can be measured and staked out correctly even with a tilted pole. With the new R12i, reliable measurements are possible even in difficult environments such as close to walls.

www.trimble.com // Hall 20, booth 20A.02