Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Baker @ Esri UC

Baker will be exhibiting at next week's Esri International User Conference in San Diego. Baker staff will be on-site to discuss the many services our Geospatial Information Technologies Practice Area provides, including Mobile LiDAR.

In addition to the exhibit, Scott Howell will be presenting during a moderated session on GIS for Stormwater Management.  The session is on Wednesday, July 10th at 8:30 AM in Room 30B.  The details are as follows:

Using Mobile LiDAR to Develop a Municipal Enterprise GIS
Scott Howell, Michael Baker Jr., Inc.
Using Mobile Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology, the City of Charleston, WV performed a complete scan of the roadway network for the state capital, developing a 3D model of the entire City in the process. The City of Charleston is undertaking an aggressive Long Term Storm Water Comprehensive Plan that required a data collection of storm water inlets and manholes. The City decided that the most cost effective method to acquire these features was through the use of a ground-based Mobile LiDAR system. By including a full sign inventory for their traffic engineering division, the return on investment of the entire project was significantly increased. In the future, the City has the ability to continue developing their GIS based on the information contained in the point cloud. Finally, a “snapshot” in time has been created that the City will be able to use as a reference in the future.
If you are a reader of the blog and will be attending, please stop by booth #2518.  I will be there most times, excluding an occasional absence to get fish tacos at the Tin Fish.

I hope to see you in San Diego next week.


1 comment:

  1. RBF/Baker team members are looking forward to joining our Baker colleagues at the ESRI conference!


What is Mobile LiDAR?

Mobile LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) systems are comprised of vehicle-mounted lasers, cameras and GPS/INS navigation systems to capture highly-detailed and accurate three-dimensional (3D) topographic information for surveying and engineering applications. Michael Baker International became an early adopter of Mobile LiDAR technology by acquiring our first system in 2009, with further expansions in 2014 and 2015 that increased our fleet to four (4) Optech Lynx SG1 Mobile LiDAR systems. Over that period our systems have completed more than 300 projects throughout 29 different U.S. States (and multiple countries), and encompassing hundreds of thousands of miles. Our project portfolio includes applications in roadway design, 3D modeling, railroad corridors, signaled intersections, utility infrastructure, asset management, pavement condition assessment and airport infrastructure.