February 6-8, 2022  |  Colorado Convention Center   |  Denver, CO, USA

Agenda Session

AXIS GeoSpatial LLC

Lidar Data Democratization: Cloud Storage and Data-As-A-Service

Feb 08 2022

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM MT

Room 107

Aerial lidar has a long history of innovation, and with each year there are more sensor improvements, new scanning techniques and patterns, and new workflows to improve data collection and reduce the time and cost of capturing data. In this session, invited industry leaders will reflect on the progress of aerial lidar technology, and imagine its potential future based on current capabilities.

Beneath Our Feet — Challenges and Solutions to Subsurface Documentation
Debra Laefer, New York University

This presentation will layout the main challenges in establishing subsurface documentation equivalent to that which is currently expected and generated for aboveground areas. Next, the clear and imminent dangers of today’s state of practice will be described. Then the presentation will highlight several ongoing projects that consider these challenges from different approaches (e.g. technical, social, jurisdictional) including novel us of LiDAR and augmented reality. Finally, a roadmap for municipal implementation will be outlined including how to overcome problems and constraints that are direct outgrowths of direct utility burial.

COPC: Cloud Optimized Point Cloud
Howard Butler, Hobu, Inc.

Openly specified formats for point cloud data storage and transmission are missing key features to allow applications to partially access data, especially in cloud computing situations. A COPC file is a LAZ 1.4 file that stores point cloud data organized in a clustered octree. COPC augments the widely implemented LAZ format with additional organization information that allows applications to selectively access and decompress only the content they need over file systems or network protocols. By combining efficient compression, geospatial metadata, industry standard features, and spatial organization, COPC allows applications opt-in support of advanced access and query features while still conveniently supporting the geospatial point cloud industry's ubiquitous storage and transport format – LAZ

Session moderated by Craig Emerick, Vice President of Geospatial Services, Pickett and Associates.

Session format includes presentations followed by an audience Q&A.




Pickett and Associates, Inc.

New York University

Hobu, Inc.

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