Surveying has continued to evolve, and new technologies have been leading the way towards more efficient, accurate and powerful surveying techniques and tools. Learn more about the evolving world of surveying, including efforts to bridge the gap between aerial and terrestrial mapping, how reality capture can affect a surveyor's bottom line, and more.
3D Merged Land Survey
Ben Shinabery, Qk4
With the use of LiDAR data sets becoming the mainstream geospatial preferred data collection method in recent years, planners, land surveyors and engineers are realizing the benefits of existing project point clouds. Aerial LiDAR scans capture wide corridors of accurate mapping data to create broad Digital Elevation Models and provide for large data applications. Mobile and Terrestrial based scanners provide high definition collection of site specific point cloud data for greater detail of feature extraction. Merging the aerial, mobile and terrestrial point cloud allows the professional land surveyor to analyze one combined data set for greater understanding of the critical information for the existing conditions 3D basemap model.
Reality Capture; Utilizing Technology to increase Revenue with limited Capacity
Derek Twente, TWM
I plan to provide a quick glimpse into how “Reality Capture Technology” significantly increased the revenues of a small land surveying and engineering firm based in St. Louis. TWM’s land survey department (now Geospatial Group) transformed itself from being a support service for the engineering disciplines to a self-sufficient leader in billings, profit and technology for the company. Find out how the Geospatial Group successfully leveraged LiDAR technology to significantly increase revenue and reinvest that revenue to purchase the latest surveying technological advances while addressing the issues of limited capacity…
Karen Shank, Ayres Associates Inc
Changing "competition" to "Competitive Edge". Providing top-tier solutions by combining technologies and methodologies through our own expertise and strong partnerships. Ayres, a leading provider of Engineering, Aerial Mapping and Survey, is expanding our reach from coast-to-coast, not just through company growth but by building elite partnerships.
Session moderated by Kourosh Langari, BIM Manager, Caltrans.
Session format includes brief presentations followed by a moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A.