LiDAR Lunch and Learn Seminar – GITA

LiDAR Lunch and Learn Seminar

You are invited to a LiDAR Lunch and Learn Seminar presented by the Carolinas GITA Chapter. The seminar is a high level overview of current LiDAR technologies including both aerial and mobile-based systems. The seminar is designed to give the audience a firm understanding of how LiDAR works and potential applications. LiDAR is quickly becoming a valuable tool in the day-to-day operations for utilities, telecommunications, engineering and government agencies. Join us and learn how this technology may be able to drive value and efficiency into your organization. Lunch will be provided.

Date:       July 22, 2011
Time:      10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where:   Piedmont Natural Gas
                    4720 Piedmont Row Drive
                    Ground Floor – Meeting Room B
                    Charlotte, NC 28210-4269
Parking: Free – Garage located on Piedmont Row Drive
Cost:        $25 for members /$35 for non-members
                    $10 students with a valid ID

Please register at, payment can be made online using a credit card or please mail checks to Rob Floyd at Piedmont Natural Gas, 4720 Piedmont Row Drive, 6th Floor, Charlotte, NC 28210-4269. Please contact Rob at or 704-731-4311 with registration or event questions. Please register no later than Tuesday, 7/19/11; space is limited.

About GITA: The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) is a nonprofit educational association serving the global geospatial community. Visit for more information.

About GITA Carolinas Chapter: The Carolinas Chapter serves both North and South Carolina promoting the advancement of education in our local geospatial community. Our organization supports local GIS events, encourages networking, sponsors an area scholarship and helps find intern opportunities for students. Visit for more information.

This seminar is eligible towards GISP credits.

ASPRS LiDAR Presentation

Title: LiDAR Acquisition Best Practices, QA/QC Procedures and accuracy assessment to Insure a Quality LiDAR Product to The End User

Presented By: Jamie Young

Date & Time: Thursday, April 29th 11:00am – 12:00

The presentation will cover all aspects of best practices for LiDAR data acquisition. The data acquisition of LiDAR is pivotal in providing a quality LiDAR product but it is important to have the necessary tools and knowledge to assess the qualitative and quantitative aspects of your delivered data set. The presentation will cover the best processes and procedures of a successful data collection and the necessary collection of control data for accuracy assessment. In addition, aspects of qualitative and quantitative assessment will be addressed to provide a better understanding of how to verify a LiDAR data set. It is necessary to have assurances that the LiDAR data delivered meets the requirements of the desired applications and specifications. This will be discussed. Lastly, a discussion of relative and absolute accuracies, their relationship to each other and the importance of assessing these accuracies as they relate to the quality your LiDAR project will be covered.

For more Information on the ASPRS conference Please click on the Link:

ASPRS LIDAR Committee Meeting

I just wanted to remind everyone that the ASPRS LIDAR committee meeting is

Monday April 26, 2010 2-4pm at the Town & Country Hotel In San Deigo, California.

New LiDAR Presentations Posted

The Considerations of New LiDAR Sensor Technology
ILMF: Denver Colorado March 3, 2010
Presented by: Jamie Young

This presentation is an overview of New LiDAR technology. It outlines the advantages and disadvantages of the technology.
Best Practices For Multiple LiDAR Applications

IGISC: Bloomington, Indiana Feb 24, 2010
Presented by: Jamie Young

This presentation outlines the preferred practices and procedures for many uses of LiDAR. Some examples of the applications are provided.

Integration of Mobile, Aerial & Terrestrial LiDAR
Medium Format Camera
ILMF: Denver, Colorado March 3, 2010

Presented by Jamie Young
Name: Mobile.PPT

This presentation addresses the integration of all these technologies and shows some examples related to a given project.

Please see the Blue box on the right to download these presentations

Upcoming LiDAR Presentations

Join us at the following LiDAR Related Events and Presentations:

lidar presentations Diluth, Minnesota – Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium
19th AnnualConference and Workshop

“LiDAR-Benefits of Having High Resolution LiDAR Data, Return on Investment”, USDA GIS/ LiDAR tract on Friday October 23rd at 8:30am. Presented by Jamie Young

Lake placid, New York- NYSGIS conference 2009

“LiDAR Data Acquistion Best Practices and QA/QC Procedures to Insure a Quality LiDAR product to the End User” on Monday October 26th, 2009 at 2:00am. Presented by Jamie Young.

“Impervious Surface Mapping Approaches” on Tuesday October 27th,2009 at 9:00am. Presented by Jim Cannistra

Sanborn and PAR will have a booth there as well.  Additional presentations at the booth

Pueblo, Colorado – SWUG Conference

“LiDAR in ArcGIS” on October 22th,2009 at 3:30pm. Presented by Christian Everhart.

Sanborn LiDAR Presentations @ GIS in the Rockies

GIS Conference Info

Want a crash course on LiDAR best practices?  Join us at the GIS in the Rockies” Conference, Wednesday, Sept 16 2009 in Loveland Colorado, between 1:30pm and 5:00pm.  Sanborn LiDAR staff will be presenting five sessions on LiDAR including use cases, accuracy, calibration and more.

Pick up copies of our presentations via the blue “Box” file sharing widget on the right sidebar of this blog or at slideshare here: Session Details after the jump…

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