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Friday, October 14 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Mobile Mapping Technologies for Civil Infrastructure Modeling and GIS

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Mobile mapping is currently one of the rapidly emerging technologies used to access and deliver Big(geo)data in the geospatial industry. The collection of highly precise 3D point cloud data by laser scanning systems from moving platforms involves an integration of navigation, imaging, and positioning software solutions. This presentation introduces a discussion on the field operations and performances of state-of-the-art mobile terrestrial LiDAR scanning technologies that collect high quality data for modeling civil infrastructure assets. In this work, we present the capability, capacity, and sensitivities of the LiDAR scanner, the inertial measuring unit, and the positioning capabilities for various settings including urban canyons. We also discuss IT system architecture requirements to service mobile mapping system for Big(geo)data acquisitions. Our review suggests that mobile mapping systems can be divided into two categories – general mapping and high resolution surveying - depending on project requirements such as purpose, accuracy, range, and resolution. We also consider future trends in mobile mapping technologies for GIS applications. 

Speakers
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Jacob Elliott

LiDAR Specialist, Langan Engineering
Jacob Elliott, LiDAR specialist for Langan Engineering (NJ). He holds a BA in Biology from UNC Chapel Hill and is a senior in the Surveying Engineering Technology program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
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Laramie Potts

Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Dr. Laramie Potts is Associate Professor of Applied Engineering and Technology at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has authored over 80 journal and conference articles on geodesy, Geophysics, GIS, and  Remote Sensing.
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Ronen Rybowski

Behar Mapping
Ronen Rybowski has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Mapping and Geo-Information Engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) and is an adjunct professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Ronen is the owner and founder of Behar Mapping... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Atlantic D Resorts Atlantic City