February 13-15, 2023  |  Colorado Convention Center   |  Denver, CO, USA

2022 Keynote Presentations

AXIS GeoSpatial LLC

OPENING KEYNOTE: Exploring the Intersection of Technology and
Rethinking Collaboration and Communication Using VR

Sunday, February 6, 2022 – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

How does the intersection of disparate technologies create enterprise opportunities?
Sunday, February 6, 2022 – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Just as Geo Week facilitates the coming together of geospatial technologies and the built environment, Draper combines diverse disciplines to imagine and create new intelligence solutions that are being utilized across the globe and far beyond. What kinds of processes determine which solutions can best solve existing large-scale challenges? How have certain innovations created value in ways that were never envisioned? Where should someone begin their journey to determine what it can mean for them to leverage and utilize technology intersections that create ROI and other quantifiable value? Space Systems leader Alan Campbell will share these insights and more from the context of someone who has designed, developed and deployed advanced technology solutions for the world’s most difficult and important problems.

Rethinking Collaboration and Communication Using VR
Sunday, February 6, 2022 – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
From Digital Twins and Design, Avatars to Digital Humans, the AR Cloud to Social VR, our digital landscape is expanding. There are myriad use cases for leveraging XR for AEC, but one application that crosses into all other verticals is collaboration. Our workforce is changing – we have many remote colleagues and teams. We have busy executives trying to balance travel and meetings with company and personal priorities. We can’t be everywhere at once…or can we?

Geospatial/Lidar Keynote:
Emerging Environmental Applications Across the Earth and Beyond

Monday, February 7, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Combining Remote Sensing & Analytics Technologies: Emerging Environmental Applications
Monday, February 7, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM
The past decade has seen an explosion in the availability of remotely sensed data, due in part to technological advances that have reduced the size and increased the number of Earth observation satellites. Parallel advances in machine learning and cloud computing have also enabled more correlations between insights from these datasets. In this session, we’ll hear from Tara O’Shea, Director of Forest Programs at Planet, about what this means for emerging environmental and climate applications. In particular, Tara will highlight applications that combine Planet’s unique global dataset with LiDAR data to create breakthrough capabilities in monitoring forest carbon stocks and emissions, mapping wildfire risk, and more.

The Case for an Earth Archive
Monday, February 7, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM
We have archives of films, newspapers, even seeds — what if we could make one for the entire surface of the earth? Changes to the Earth’s biosphere have reached a critical mass and it is now clear that we can no longer halt these that are resulting from human induced earth system modifications. The resulting climate crisis coupled with human population growth and land use changes are fundamentally altering our planet and as a result we have a limited time to record the Earth’s surface and the distribution of biota. Here we call for a massive international effort to 3-D scan the entire land mass of the planet (29.2%) to create a digital Earth Archive to provide a comprehensive baseline database of the Earth’s surface, and everything on it, at a high resolution that is accessible to as many as possible. Drawing on his experience mapping an ancient city in the Honduran jungle, archaeologist Chris Fisher makes the case for scanning the whole planet with LiDAR — a technology that uses lasers shot from an airplane to map the ground — in order to preserve our cultural and ecological heritage.

Bringing Light (Detection and Ranging) into Shadow: The role for LiDAR in Explorating the Moon
Monday, February 7, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM
With the Artemis program, NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon, and through collaboration with commercial and international partnerships will have sustainable lunar exploration in preparation for future Mars missions. The target is the Moon’s South Pole, an area of strategic importance that presents significant benefits and challenges, both related to persistent sun-light and shadows. In this presentation, Dr. Michael Zanetti, a lunar and planetary geologist will provide an introduction to the Artemis program, why the we are going the lunar South Pole, and the role for LiDAR in reconnaissance, landing hazard avoidance, and terrain navigation and mapping in aiding exploration of the Moon and Mars.

Exploring the GHG Monitoring from Space report
Monday, February 7, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM
The GHG Monitoring from Space report maps the current and emerging capabilities of space-based monitoring of greenhouse gases (GHGs) worldwide. It also lays the groundwork for enhanced contributions to the Global Stocktake (GST) under the Paris Agreement. It is the first systematic global assessment of these capabilities. As one of the authors of the report, Barbara Ryan will share the significance of these findings and highlight their connection to topics discussed by Planet, NASA and more.

3D Technology Keynote Screening: Defining the Digital Building Lifecycle in the Context of Innovation,
Disruption and Our “New Normal"

Monday, February 7, 2022 – 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

How Virtual Worlds Will Revolutionize Industries
Monday, February 7, 2022 – 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Join Richard Kerris, VP of the Omniverse Development Platform at NVIDIA to learn how enterprises can fundamentally transform their business with the promise of vast, interconnected virtual worlds – often referred to as “the Metaverse”. See how NVIDIA’s 3D design collaboration and digital twin simulation platform is helping customers across industries build their future infrastructure, achieve operational efficiencies, and making the leap towards a digital future.

Digital Building Lifecycle – The Digital Frontier of Smart Physical, Digital and Social Environments
Monday, February 7, 2022 – 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Rapid growth of urbanization, global sustainability objectives, generational changes in the workforce, and digital transformation of individual companies are re-shaping the industry business models. Recognizing and responding to the megatrends enable the AECO industry stakeholders proactively support shared goals, and allows solution providers to build better products or services to meet their customer needs.

Keynote: USGS and 3DEP Updates

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

The Past, Present and Future of the 3D Elevation Program
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM
The goal of 3DEP is to complete acquisition of nationwide lidar (IfSAR in AK) to provide the first-ever national baseline of consistent high-resolution topographic elevation data – as both bare earth DEMs and 3D point clouds. With 3DEP-quality data available or in progress for about 84 percent of the Nation as of the end of Fiscal Year 2021, we are looking towards our future vision for topographic mapping and science at the USGS. USGS is developing something called the 3D National Topography Model (3DNTM)- the terrestrial component of the 3D Nation vision that we share with NOAA. The 3DNTM includes developments of the next generation of the 3D Elevation Program and National Hydrography Datasets including inland bathymetry, hydrography derived from lidar, and connections to groundwater and engineered hydrologic systems.

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