Why ROW Asset Mapping?
Right-of-way (ROW) corridors, especially in urban areas, are densely populated by many public and private infrastructure features—including overhead electric and telephone wires, street-level parking meters, signage, traffic sensors, underground fiberoptic cables, water mains, natural gas pipes, and sewers. They are constantly changing environments, as additional poles, signs, and conduits are installed and old ones are replaced with newer ones to restore service after storm damage. Yet public works and utility managers, engineers, and planners, need to know what each stretch of each ROW corridor contains at any given moment, especially as they work to make our cities “smarter.” Naturally, mapping these assets is a difficult task.
Fortunately, the technology to map ROW assets is continuing to improve rapidly. Platforms for data collection include vehicles driving at normal traffic speeds, UAVs, and manned aircraft. Sensors include digital cameras, lidar scanners, and ground-penetrating radar. Visualization tools include augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality, and models ranging from small 2D and 3D ones of individual features all the way up to digital twins of buildings and, eventually, entire cities. Increasingly, the tedious work of identifying and classifying features is being delegated to automated feature extraction software, a form of artificial intelligence.
A MUST-ATTEND EVENT FOR:
City Federal, State, Regional, and Local
Geospatial Information Officers
Mapping Technology Decision Makers
Smart City Innovation Leaders
State and Local Government CIO/CTO/IT directors
Public Works Asset Managers
Parks & Recreation
Government & Municipal DOT Officials
Traffic & Transit Engineers
Transit Planners and Administrators
Drafters & Surveyors
GIS Professionals & Geospatial Analysts
Transportation & Regional Planners
Engineering & Design Consultants
Geospatial Application Developers
Project Engineers & Managers
Public Works Managers & Roadway Maintenance Supervisors
Enterprise Asset Managers & DBAs
New this year
Subsurface utility engineering
Comparing 2D and 3D visualization tools
Explaining the benefits of 3D models as an advanced spatial analysis tool for urban planning
Exploring the future of smart cities and digital twins
Focus on ASCE 38-22 and ASCE 75 standards
a Guideline for Recording and Exchanging Utility Infrastructure Data
the new Asset Mapping standard?
Enjoy sharing insights with colleagues on a more informal basis? Curated virtual roundtables will give you and other members of the audience a chance to:
Connect on common industry challenges and successes
Build a sense of community and new connections
Evolve through benchmarking and peer learning
This event may qualify for GIS Certification Institute continuing education credits.
To submit for GISP Points, visit www.gisci.org to self-submit the event curriculum for approval
Now in its third year, the 2022 Right-of-Way Asset Mapping Exchange is a free, interactive online virtual conference focusing on innovation in asset inventory and mapping that supports all phases of infrastructure lifecycles. The event provides hands-on actionable information on a variety of current and emerging technologies. Via presentations, discussions, and one-on-one meetings, the event gives you an opportunity to learn from and engage with technology and industry leading professionals in a wide range of disciplines, and some of their key clients, as well as many of your peers and colleagues.
Editor-in-Chief, GPS World
Matteo Luccio, the Editor-in-Chief for GPS World and a regular contributing writer to xyHt, has 25 years of experience as a magazine writer and editor. He has a master’s degree in political science from MIT and he co−founded the public policy magazine Oregon’s Future, which he edited for four years. For the past 20 years, he has edited and written articles for technical magazines on geospatial technologies, as managing editor of GPS World and Galileo’s World, editor and publisher of GPS User Magazine, editor of Earth Observation Magazine, editor of the on−line weekly GIS Monitor, columnist for Professional Surveyor Magazine, contributing writer for Apogeo Spatial and for xyHt, and special correspondent for Sensors and Systems. He has also written for ArcNews, ArcWatch, GeoWorld, GIM International, GEO Informatics, and several other publications. Prior to becoming a journalist, Matteo was a research analyst on public policy issues for a private think tank and for state and local government agencies. His varied career has included employment as a case worker for homeless families, as a sailing instructor, and as an Italian teacher.
CEO/MD, Subsurface Utility Engineering LLC
Nicholas Zembillas is CEO/MD of Subsurface Utility Engineering SUE LLC & SUE LATAM, where he provides full service SUE, business strategy and risk mitigation consultation, utility damage prevention for design & construction, utility claims analysis and serves as an international executive leader and subject matter technical expertise on SUE. He spent 20 years with TBE Group and Cardno TBE’s Sr Principal & Area Manager of Utilities Division, overseeing global operations including over 20 offices providing SUE, 3Dl Underground Imaging, professional Utility Coordination and Surveying and Mapping services to public and private-sector clients throughout the US, Canada, UK, China Australia and Ecuador. Prior to TBE/Cardno, Nick worked for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) as a District Utility Engineer for District Seven. During his 15-year tenure, he administered state and federal utility accommodation policies and procedures, FDOT liaison with the utility industry and helped introduced Subsurface Utility Engineering to FDOT and utility industry. He also assisted in establishing the Joint Project Agreement (JPA), a nationally recognized program currently used by many DOTs. Nick is an original member and current member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 38 Standards Committee for Collection and Depiction Guidelines for Existing Utility Data (ASCE 38-02) on Design and Construction Documents. He sits on various international SUE standards committees and educates new markets through white papers, speaking and conferences/seminars worldwide.
Chief Executive Officer & President, ProStar Geocorp
Page Tucker is Chief Executive Officer & President of ProStar Geocorp (TSXV: MAPS) (OTCQX: MAPPF) (FSE: 5D00). He has an extensive background in technology start-ups, including development, marketing, recruiting, capital financing and executive management. Page first became known as a technology visionary in the automotive industry for combining data mining and predictive modeling with geographic information systems. Page was the founder of Impact Solutions, Inc., a Silicon Valley based company he formed to provide state-of-the-art digital mapping and customer acquisition solutions to the automotive industry. Page reorganized Impact Solutions and formed e-autobusiness, the pioneer in the development of a web-based CRM solution that provided services to well over 900 dealerships throughout the United States before being acquired. Page went on to author 13 patents based on geospatial, mobile and cloud technologies including the methods for capturing, recording and displaying the precise location of buried infrastructure and in 2014 founded ProStar®. In 2016 the Colorado Technology Association named him Entrepreneur of the Year for his efforts and innovations in the development of ProStar’s Precision Mapping Solutions®.
Founder and CEO, Voxelmaps Inc
Peter Atalla is CEO and Founder of Voxelmaps Inc, a leading GIS mapping company building 4D Maps for Machines. He has been in the mapping industry for 17 years and has led large scale international mapping projects for some of the biggest technology companies in the world. Previously he was CEO and founder of Navmii a navigation and mapping company with over 30 million users that mapped 180 countries. Peter is a technology entrepreneur with 2 successful exits.
Nikolas Smilovsky, PhD, GISP
Geospatial Solutions Director, Bad Elf
Nikolas Smilovsky, PhD, GISP isa Geospatial Evangelist, Solutions Provider, and Educator. He is Geospatial Solutions Director with Bad Elf. For nearly two decades Dr. Smilovsky has focused his efforts on the professional and academic expansion of the geospatial professions. Whether working for a plethora of different types of private consulting firms collecting, analyzing, and displaying geographic data or working as an academic, researching and contributing to the corpus of educational knowledge, his passion in life is geography. As an energetic and enthusiastic public speaker, teacher, and thought leader he has enjoyed sharing successes with others and seeing them flourish. Specifically, his interests in the geospatial fields include the geography of behavior, sustainable and resilient geodesign, geographic science pedagogy (especially online education), and geospatial technologies as a whole. Nik loves innovative GIS tech and is a Geoholic! He is also a certified arborist, UAS Remote Pilot and Esri ArcGIS professional.
Thursday, November 10, 2022
All times in US Mountain time
10:15am - 10:45am
Overview of the ASCE 75 Standard
The newly promulgated ASCE 75 Standard (“Guideline for Recording and Exchanging Utility Infrastructure Data”), is poised to become the subsurface asset mapping standard. Phil chaired the ASCE technical group which developed ASCE 75, an ASCE/ANSI standard on how to create, manage, and exchange utility as-built information. In this session, he will give an overview of the new standard, and discuss how it will affect Right-of-Way asset mapping.
10:45am - 12:15pm
Panel Discussion on New Standards in Right-of-Way Asset Mapping
Panel Moderator: Nicholas Zembillas, CEO/MD, Subsurface Utility Engineering LLC
Page Tucker, Chief Executive Officer & President, ProStar Geocorp
Peter Atalla, Founder and CEO, Voxelmaps Inc
Larry Fox, VP Marketing & Business Development, Bad Elf LLC
SUE Association Board member Nicholas Zembillas will lead a panel session with industry leading companies in the asset mapping space, with a focus on new standards and how they will affect Right-of-Way asset mapping.
Brown Bag Lunch and Virtual Networking
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SPONSORS and SUPPORTERS
Bad Elf GNSS receivers deliver affordable accuracy through easy-to-use hardware supported by continuously evolving firmware, apps, and cloud services. Founded in 2010, Bad Elf created the first Made for iOS external GPS accessory and now enables high performance location services for all mobile platforms.
Voxelmaps is building the world’s most accurate 4D volumetric model of the earth, combining high resolution scans using the latest LiDAR and HD imaging sensors, fused with temporal data. The result is a new form of mapping which provides superior levels of accuracy and information of the areas mapped. Voxelmaps has developed a technology that splits the planet into a dense matrix of multi-resolution voxels, each voxel has a permanent location and address. The automated feature extraction is performed using Voxelmaps’ developed AI software tools.
ProStar is recognized as a world leader in the development of Precision Mapping Solutions® Our flagship product is PointMan, proven to significantly enhance the workflow processes and business practices associated with the installation and management of critical infrastructure both above and below the Earth’s surface.
The World Geospatial Industry Council is an association of companies representing the entire ecosystem of geospatial industry. WGIC endeavors to enhance the role of the geospatial industry and strengthen its contribution in global economy and society. We facilitate exchange of knowledge within the geospatial industry and co-creation of larger business opportunities for the geospatial industry. We represent business interest, share perspectives of the geospatial industry and undertake policy advocacy and dialogue with public authorities, multilateral agencies and other relevant bodies.