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Concurrent Sessions (30 Minutes) [clear filter]
Tuesday, May 8

10:30am EDT

PRESENTATION: Practical GIS Drone Applications
AUTHORS: Andy Street, CivilView, Inc.

ABSTRACT: Over the past several years, the functionality of drone technology has rapidly improved. Applications fit into many industries and the GIS world is no different. High resolution, georeferenced orthomosaics easily insert into GIS and drone data can be processed to provide planimetric and topographic data that is both accurate and current. This data can be quickly captured and produced. While the general outputs are often known, sometimes real world, practical applications are not as easy to pinpoint. This presentation explores how the use of drones can enhance actual GIS projects through several case studies. Asset management and inventory projects are made easier by high-resolution imagery that clearly displays surface features. Gone are the days of waiting for another manned aircraft flyover to update base mapping after new developments or capital projects are complete. Drone technology is another tool in the tool belt for GIS professionals to accurately manage and present information about in-the-moment conditions.

Tuesday May 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
Room 202

11:00am EDT

PRESENTATION: Generating a 3D Point Cloud from UAV Images
AUTHORS: Katrina Schweikert, Blue Marble Geographics

ABSTRACT: These days, it seems that more and more people are discovering creative uses for UAVs or drones. Whether it's Amazon's plans to deliver packages, film makers looking for that perfect shot, or law enforcement officials keeping an eye on the bad guys. The GIS industry is eagerly jumped on this proverbial band wagon, with the rapid proliferation of UAVs opening the broad field of remote data collection and processing to an ever wider audience. Continual improvements in airborne technology and the miniaturization of the requisite sensors has cultivated a nimble new branch of the industry that provides cost-effective data collection services on demand. In this presentation we will explore one increasingly common workflow for UAV operators, in which overlapping geotagged images are processed to create a high-density 3D point cloud. Using the new Pixels-to-Points tool in Global Mapper's LiDAR Module, we address the challenge of calculating the volume of a landfill represented in a surface model derived from a photogrammetrically-generated point cloud. This procedure involves initial visualization of the array of images to ensure optimal and consistent coverage of the landfill area; the establishment of the parameters and settings that allow the output to be customized; the generation of the point cloud along with an accompanying orthoimage and 3D mesh; the identification, reclassification, and filtering of ground or bare earth points; and the creation of a precise Digital Terrain Model (DTM) from which accurate volumetric calculations can be derived.

Tuesday May 8, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 202

11:30am EDT

AUTHORS: Patrick Demer

ABSTRACT: Drone2Map for ArcGIS streamlines the creation of professional imagery products from drone-captured still imagery for visualization and analysis across the ArcGIS Platform. See the software in action using imagery captured from a water treatment plant in California.

Tuesday May 8, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 202