At Thursday, 22nd of October, the GIScience LiDAR Research Group (LRG) contributed to the workshop ‘The future courtroom‘ (website in German) with a talk introducing the analysis of 3D Geodata and the connections to forensic science. Martin Hämmerle presented a selection of LRG projects covering a wide range of applications and use cases, from crowd monitoring  to solar potential calculations related to visibility analysis , signatures of 3D geodata , and the reconstruction of objects from 3D fragments .
The workshop offered a platform for 80 researchers and professionals with different backgrounds to present and discuss issues revolving around cutting edge methods and technologies for capturing and analyzing objects and scenes of central interest in forensic science. The growing importance of 3D geodata as an additional and valuable source of information in the future courtroom was emphasized in almost all of the interesting talks.
 Hillen, F., Meynberg, O. & Höfle, B. (2015): Routing in Dense Human Crowds Using Smartphone Movement Data and Optical Aerial Imagery. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. Vol. 4 (2), pp. 974-988.
 Jochem, A., Höfle, B. & Rutzinger, M. (2011): Extraction of Vertical Walls from Mobile Laser Scanning Data for Solar Potential Assessment. Remote Sensing. Vol. 3 (4), pp. 650-667.
 Höfle, B., Koenig, K., Griesbaum, L., Kiefer, A., Hämmerle, M., Eitel, J. & Koma, Z. (2015): LiDAR Vegetation Investigation and Signature Analysis System (LVISA). In: Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 17(EGU2015-1537-1), pp. 1-1.
 Forbriger, M., Mara, H., Rieck, B., Siart, C. & Wagener, O. (2013): Der “Gesprengte Turm” am Heidelberger Schloss Untersuchung eines Kulturdenkmals mithilfe hoch auflösender terrestrischer Laserscans. Denkmalpflege in Baden-Württemberg – Nachrichtenblatt der Landesdenkmal-pflege, 3/2013, pp. 165-168