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2022 Right-of-Way Asset Mapping Exchange
Implementing New Standards

Thursday, November 10, 2022

10:00am MT

Applying the power of data and asset mapping technology to improve
Right of Way infrastructure.  Evaluating and applying new standards.

Sponsored by

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Media Partner

Supported by

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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.



  • City Federal, State, Regional, and Local

  • Transportation Professionals

  • City/Urban Planners

  • 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

  • Transportation Departments

  • 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

  • Airport Operations

  • Public Works Managers & Roadway Maintenance Supervisors

  • Enterprise Asset Managers & DBAs

2022 Focus: New Standards


  • 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 new ASCE 38 and ASCE 75 standards

    • a Guideline for Recording and Exchanging Utility Infrastructure Data

    • the new Asset Mapping standard?

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.



Thursday, November 10, 2022
All times in US Mountain time


10:00am - 10:15am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

MC: Matteo Luccio, Editor-in-Chief, GPS World

An introduction and overview of the day's proceedings.

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10:15am - 10:45am

Overview of New Standards

Tom Pilarski
Director/Vice President Subsurface Utility, Psomas

The newly promulgated ASCE 38 Standard (“Standard Guideline for Investigating and Documenting Existing Utilities”) and ASCE 75 Standard ("Standard Guideline for Recording and Exchanging Utility Infrastructure Data") are poised to become the guidelines for asset mapping. In this session, Psomas' Tom Pilarski will give an overview of the new standard, and discuss how it will affect Right-of-Way asset mapping.

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10:45am - 11:15am

New Standards and CDOT

Rob Martindale
Utilities Program Manager, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)

CDOT's Utilities Program Manager Rob Martindale will discuss how ASCE 38 and ASCE 75 standards have been implemented in Colorado, and the significance of the new standards.

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11:15am - 12:15pm

Panel Discussion on New Standards in Right-of-Way Asset Mapping

Matteo Luccio, Editor-in-Chief, GPS World
Matthew Dragon, Director of Sales, ProStar 
Nikolas Smilovsky, Geospatial Solutions Director, Bad Elf LLC

Tom Pilarski, Director/Vice President Subsurface Utility, Psomas
Rob Martindale, 
Utilities Program Manager, CDOT

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.

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12:15pm- Close

Brown Bag Lunch and Virtual Networking

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This event may qualify for GIS Certification Institute continuing education credits.

To submit for GISP Points, visit to self-submit the event curriculum for approval



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Matteo Luccio

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.


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Tom Pilarski

Director/Vice President Subsurface Utility, Psomas

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Tom Pilarksi is Director/Vice President Subsurface Utility with Psomas.  He joined Psomas in 2008 as Project Surveyor where he assisted in writing a new mapping and design workflow for the Southern California Gas Company that would help them better track their assets. At First American Title he assisted in reviewing and issuing title insurance for major developments in California.  Tom has been a Professional Land Surveyor since 2010, and has been in the Land Surveying and Engineering industry since his teens, when he worked with Hovell and Pilarski Engineering. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a member and Contributing Editor of Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI). Tom's experience includes significant work with Surveyors, Engineers, and Utility Detection Specialists focused on ASCE 38 and ASCE 75 and the importance of utility mapping. He has also worked with many utility detection equipment manufacturers on the equipment needs for survey and engineering firms and how they might differ from firms that just perform utility detection/locating.

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Rob Martindale

Utilities Program Manager
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)

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Rob Martindale is the Utilities Program Manager for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and has been with the agency since 2004. He also serves as Technical Council Chair on Utility Mapping, GIS & Data Management for the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Rob is responsible for improving CDOT’s Subsurface Utility Mapping program and utility data management systems overall. Additionally, Rob works with many stakeholders including: Colorado 811, cities, counties, water, sewer districts, and all utilities companies installing facilities within CDOT’s Right of Way. Rob has worked on underground safety issues throughout his time at CDOT. He served on the 811 Legislative Working Group that developed proposed legislative language which formed the basis for SB 18-167. Rob is a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado.

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Matthew Dragon

Director of Sales, ProStar

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Matthew Dragon is Director of Sales with ProStar (TSXV: MAPS) (OTCQX: MAPPF) (FSE: 5D00), where he is responsible for managing sales for ProStar’s patented flagship application PointMan®. Matthew has been the vision behind the sales strategy and sales success for several industry equipment manufacturers as well as the largest private utility location company in the United States. His 20-year history in technical sales represents a diverse mix of products and services in the utility damage prevention industry. 

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Nikolas Smilovsky, PhD, GISP

Geospatial Solutions Director, Bad Elf

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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.  


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Nicholas Zembillas

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.  



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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.



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