January Luncheon – LIDAR Updates – Changes in the Technology and Coverage

LIDAR Updates – Changes in the Technology and Coverage

Speaker Name: Ernie Smith

Presentation Summary: Like all Technology LiDAR has become very dynamic with new sensors and available data. We will talk about the advancements and availability of Sensors, Standards, and Data sets. There are many changes in the technology and unless you are working with it everyday, it’s difficult to keep up with all of the advancements.

Standards are also changing due to the sensor technology advancement which means practices and applications for LiDAR are growing. Also drones are being used for data collection and there are some things to be aware of for that use of Technology. We will present a map that gives our best understanding of where LiDAR data exists in Georgia as well.

Henry County Water Authority (Engineering Building)
100 Westridge Industrial Boulevard
McDonough, GA 30253

Go to: www.gaurisa.org to register

Coastal Planning Utilizing Geospatial Information Workshop Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Coastal Planning Utilizing Geospatial Information Workshop
Thursday, December 15th, 2016
11am-3pm

Please mark your calendars for a cooperative workshop that will offer planners, GIS users, and resource managers:

  • An overview of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office for Coastal Management and Digital Coast;
  • An in-depth look into tools such as the Sea Level Rise Viewer, Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper, Coastal County Snapshots, MarineCadastre.gov;
  • Guidance on finding and accessing datasets such as LiDAR, land cover, imagery;
  • How to find and access multiple specialized training opportunities provided by the Office for Coastal Management.

 

For questions contact Sonny Emmert at (912) 264-7218.

Date: Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Time: 11:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Richmond Hill City Center
520 Cedar Street
JF Gregory Park
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Luncheon November 8th 2016

Expanding Georgia’s LiDAR Footprint”

Speaker Name: Jimmy Nolan

Speaker Bio: Mr. Nolan began working with GIS in 1994 when he was the chief appraiser for Morgan County. In 1999 Jimmy went to work as the GIS specialist for the Georgia Department of Revenue. In 2001 he became the local government project manager for the Information Technology Services division of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. Since joining ITOS he has been instrumental in helping develop GIS in approximately 50 counties and has worked with local officials in many more counties and cities to enhance data or provide advice and training. Jimmy is the Cadastral Coordinator for the state of Georgia and was on the Federal Geographic Data Committee technical working group that developed the parcel data content standards for the eastern 31 states. He is the immediate past chairman of the Georgia GIS coordinating committee and a former Ga. URISA board member. He has extensive knowledge of how Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal systems model property values and how the data used in these models is organized as well as how these systems integrate with GIS.

Presentation Summary: The presentation will cover:

current initiatives
upcoming LiDAR acquisition projects
coordination between multiple agencies at all levels of government
the 3DEP grant application that the state has submitted.

Additional Information:

Join WebEx meeting
Meeting number (access code): 927 999 105
Meeting password: URISA

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Location:
Hexagon Geospatial
5051 Peachtree Corners Circle
Norcross, GA 30092 USA

Conference Workshop: Processing Lidar with Open Source Tools

Title: Working with LDAR Data Using Open Source GIS Software

Instructor:  Colin Gowens & Sara Yurman

Date: October 3rd, 2016

Length: Full Day

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Athens Classic Center

Description:  This workshop will explore and describe LiDAR data structure, data available from recent and future Georgia LiDAR  acquisitions, software resources, and methodologies to store and use LiDAR data. Two powerful Open Source software packages will be the focus for instruction on how to work with LiDAR.  Postgres is a relational database system with spatial capabilities.  PostGIS  has the capabilities to work with millions of records associated with LiDAR.  qGIS is desktop GIS software that has a solid tool set to visualize LiDAR data and to create surfaces for analysis.  Students of this class will gain a better understanding of LiDAR data, resources for Georgia LiDAR data, and software and skills required to store and utilize LiDAR.