URISA Connect: LiDAR Webinar Series

URISA Connect is offering a three part educational LiDAR webinar series for members of the geospatial community. 

The purpose of this webinar series is to review concepts involving light detection and ranging (LiDAR), its real-world applications, current visualization, data processing and quality control approaches. The target audience of this workshop is at the beginner to intermediate level, including GIS managers, geospatial analysts, survey professionals, scientists and students.

LiDAR is an emerging optical remote sensing technology that uses pulses of light to determine an object’s range and other pertinent information. Most commonly, LiDAR is used to generate terrain products including surface models and elevation contours. LiDAR data is also being used to generate accurate 3D visualizations, which can be used for a variety of planning, engineering and construction activities.



Part I: LiDAR 101 

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 25th at 1 PM ET/ 10 AM PT 

Registration Fees:

URISA International Members: $25

Nonmembers: $35

Topics include:

  • Basic LiDAR Concepts
  • Common Applications of LiDAR
  • Project Data Deliverables
  • LiDAR Data Demonstration 

Register for Part 1


Part 2: Project Planning

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 23rd at 1 PM ET/ 10 AM PT

Registration Fees:

URISA International Members: $25

Nonmembers: $35

Topics include:

  • Project Objective?
  • Project Specifications (Scope of Work)
  • LiDAR Data Processing
  • Keys to a Successful Project

Register for Part 2

 


 

Part 3: Data Quality Control

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 27th at 1 PM EST/ 10 AM PT 

Registration Fees:

URISA International Members: $25

Nonmembers: $35

Topics include:

  • Quality Control Concepts
  • USGS v13 LiDAR Specification
  • Visual QC Approaches
  • Quantitative QC Approaches

Register for Part 3


Presenter Biography:

Mark Stucky currently serves as the MARS® Technical Support Specialist for the GeoSpatial Solutions division of Merrick & Company, a professional engineering services firm based in Aurora, Colorado (USA). In this position, Mark is responsible for technical support and software maintenance of MARS®, Merrick’s LiDAR visualization and data processing software solution. Mark is extensively involved in MARS® design, testing, and documentation.

Mark has 21 years of experience in the GIS industry, including over 17 at Merrick & Company. In addition, he has completed over 30 hours of university-level course work in physical geography and attended several ESRI training classes and seminars.




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