A LIVE ONLINE VIRTUAL EVENT

SEPTEMBER 9-10 | 2020

AGENDA AND SESSION

OVERVIEW

GNSS 

Advancements for AEC

AGENDA AND SESSION OVERVIEW

SESSION  1

  • Updates on four constellations:

    • GPS modernization; vehicles and signals​

    • Glonass; modernization

    • Galileo; the EU constellation reaching full configuration in 2020, with multiple signals for civilian use

    • Beidou; the aggressive launch schedule sees this, the newest constellation reaching configuration in 2020​​

  • Advances in RTK engines; the 4th wave of GNSS receivers​

  • Global correction services; the survey grade precise point positioning (PPP) and hybrids

SESSION 2

GNSS Applications for Construction

  • Sensor integration accelleration adoption of machine guidance and control for heavy civil, transportation, and the digital construction site; grading excavation, paving systems, materials, and 4D volumetric monitoring

  • Inspection and asset management

SESSION  3

GNSS Applications in Surveying and Asset Mapping

  • Sensor integration for asset mapping; aerial, terrestrial, and underground

  • The bring-your-own device phenomenon, GNSS peripherals bringing engineering grade precision to mobile devices for GIS and asset management applications

GNSS Applications in Drones and Vehicles

SESSION  4

  • Sensor integration for drones; RTK, PPK, and inertial systems guiding and geospatially registering drone platforms for imaging, LiDar, and monitoring tools

  • Models for drone services, purchased, leased, and for hire

  • Autonomous vehicles: the growth of GNSS as a key component of navigation, assisted and guided systems. The advent of global integration service providers. 

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Advances in GNSS Constellations and Signals

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Leaders in the integration of GNSS and related positioning and navigation technologies present new capabilities, tools, case studies, exchange ideas, and discuss the recent enhancements of multiple constellations.

SESSION  1

  • Updates on four constellations:

    • GPS modernization; vehicles and signals​

    • Glonass; modernization

    • Galileo; the EU constellation reaching full configuration in 2020, with multiple signals for civilian use

    • Beidou; the aggressive launch schedule sees this, the newest constellation reaching configuration in 2020​​

  • Advances in RTK engines; the 4th wave of GNSS receivers​

  • Global correction services; the survey grade precise point positioning (PPP) and hybrids

Advances in GNSS Constellations and Signals

SESSION 2

GNSS Applications for Construction

  • Sensor integration accelleration adoption of machine guidance and control for heavy civil, transportation, and the digital construction site; grading excavation, paving systems, materials, and 4D volumetric monitoring

  • Inspection and asset management

SESSION  3

GNSS Applications in Surveying and Asset Mapping

  • Sensor integration for asset mapping; aerial, terrestrial, and underground

  • The bring-your-own device phenomenon, GNSS peripherals bringing engineering grade precision to mobile devices for GIS and asset management applications

GNSS Applications in Drones and Vehicles

SESSION  4

  • Sensor integration for drones; RTK, PPK, and inertial systems guiding and geospatially registering drone platforms for imaging, LiDar, and monitoring tools

  • Models for drone services, purchased, leased, and for hire

  • Autonomous vehicles: the growth of GNSS as a key component of navigation, assisted and guided systems. The advent of global integration service providers. 

ALL TIMES ARE LISTED IN MOUNTAIN TIME ZONE (MDT) AND EASTERN TIME ZONE (EDT).

DAY 1: SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

10:00AM - 10:15AM MDT | 12:00PM - 12:15PM EDT

Login/Registration

10:15AM - 10:30AM MDT | 12:15PM - 12:30PM EDT

Day 1 Welcome Kickoff

Moderator: Gavin Schrock, Consulting Editor, Geospatial World Magazine

10:30AM - 11:15AM MDT | 12:30PM - 1:15PM EDT

40 Years of PNT: A retrospective on GNSS and Hopes for the Future

Presented by: Joe Paiva, CEO, GeoLearn 

GPS launched its first prototype satellites beginning in 1978. Even though it took until 1993 to get the full constellation of 24 satellites in orbit, timing and surveying were early users in the civilian, commercial sectors long before it became the ubiquitous thing it is today, use across sectors the original inventors are not likely to have imagined. Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) was “techie” terminology in the intervening years. But recently those terms have disappeared in the civilian market with the advent of other constellations which now cause us to use “GNSS” as the acronym. Global Navigation Satellite Systems are indeed what they are called with the launching of GLONASS by what was then the Soviet Union fast on the heels of the U.S. GPS, and much later, Galileo by the European Union, BDS (BeiDou Navigation Satellite System) by the Chinese and regional systems by the Indians and Japanese.

 

What have they brought us? How has it changed life? How will it change life? We will travel the known timeline and try to make some interpretations of our behavior and abilities to develop and use technologies such as these in the future.

11:15AM - 12:00PM MT | 1:15 - 2:00PM ET

Build Your Own Device (BYOD) GNSS Field Solutions

Presented by: Jean-Yves Lauture, CTO, Eos Positioning Systems

and Michael Cousins, Practice Leader for GIS, OHM Advisors 

Recent years have seen the affordability, performance and flexibility of high-precision GNSS profoundly evolve. Join Eos Positioning System’s Chief Technology Officer Jean-Yves Lauture for a deep dive into how the simultaneous maturation of GNSS, SBAS and RTK technologies alongside the proliferation of consumer mobile devices have fueled the emergence of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) mobile GNSS industry featuring iOS and Android devices as the new data collection platforms. Lauture, credited with creating the world’s first iOS-compatible RTK GNSS receiver, will demonstrate how AEC firms are slashing fieldwork costs by adopting modular GNSS mobile solutions — without sacrificing accuracy. He is joined by OHM Advisors GIS Practice Leader Michael Cousins, who will explain best practices for evaluating GNSS hardware and software technologies. Cousins also offers real-world examples OHM Advisors is deploying today, such as mapping flood damage with high-accuracy from a bicycle for design-phase reconstruction planning, and mapping underground utilities with an iPad, Eos Bluetooth GNSS receivers, and Esri’s ArcGIS Collector. 

12:00PM - 12:45PM MDT | 2:00PM - 2:45PM EDT

GNSS to support Engineers Without Borders projects in South/Central America

Presented by: John Hamilton, Geodesist, Terrasurv

In order to facilitate development of water sources and delivery of the water to indigenous households located in remote Andean villages, a volunteer team of engineers from Engineers Without Borders used GNSS to collect data for design of pumps and pipelines. This data was used to make delivery of a safe and reliable water source a reality for several villages which in the past had to make multiple treks daily to a distant water supply of questionable quality. 

12:45PM - 1:30PM MDT | 2:45PM  - 3:30PM EDT 

Global GNSS Survey Control Empowers Verification and Validation of Geospatial Datasets

Presented by: Philipp Hummel, PLS, CFedS, CP, and Technical Director, and Julia Sobczak, CompassData

 

CompassData leads the geospatial industry in surveying accurate photo identifiable data in the United States and even around the globe. Our global GCP Archive contains 62,000 photo-ID Ground Control Points, which were used for projects georeferencing aerial and satellite imagery. CompassData provides new collect surveying for clients adding thousands of GCPs to our archive each year.  Existing data and commissioned data is available to quantify the accuracy of imagery or LiDAR datasets. Join us to learn about the 3rd party verification and validation services, and see how Compass V&V software tools can be used with CompassData GCPs to measure accuracy of imagery and point cloud data with the push of a button. Free trial licenses of CompassAA and CompassTA are available to attendees. 

1:30PM - 2:15PM MDT | 3:30 - 4:15PM EDT

Mobile LiDAR – We’ve got you covered!

Presented by: Rusty Steele, Geospatial Team Leader, Halff Associates Inc

and Billy Musick, Director of Research & Innovation, Allterra

Utilized by DOT’s, surveying and engineering firms worldwide, Mobile Mapping Systems (MMS) are generating new capabilities and supplementing traditional surveying methods. Mobile LiDAR data can be integrated with the aerial LiDAR previously captured to fill in what couldn’t be viewed from the sky. 

Thinking outside the box makes mobile mapping systems and solutions an incredibly valuable asset. Learn how Halff Associates is taking advantage of their Trimble MX9, and how it can be put to work for your organization. Presented on behalf of Trimble, Inc. and AllTerra Central.

2:15PM - 3:00PM MDT | 4:15PM - 5:00PM EDT 

The New GS18 I: How to Harness Imaging and Other GNSS Innovations to Take Surveying Efficiency and ROI to the Next Level

Presented by: Bob Kilburn, Survey and Engineering Product & Applications Manager,

Leica Geosystems, a Hexagon Company

The last few years have seen stunning advances in GNSS technology. The addition of more global satellites, including the successful launch of the GPS III-3 in June 2020, has strengthened security, increased signal integrity and improved accuracy. At the same time, network RTK correction services have become incredibly reliable and robust, virtually eliminating the need for base stations across much of the U.S. and in many other parts of the world. But some of the most important advances have occurred in the rovers and software. The addition of artificial intelligence, future-proof signal support, touch-technology field software and real-time tilt compensation have transformed GNSS surveying from maybe to must, and from occasional to prevalent. And now there’s one more question to consider: What if your rover could do all this and capture imagery? What if your GNSS RTK rover could see? The new Leica GS18 I, the world’s first GNSS smart antenna with integrated visual positioning, is taking GNSS farther than anyone ever imagined through even greater time savings and more comprehensive data collection. Discover how you can take advantage of visual positioning and other GNSS innovations to maximize safety, efficiency and profitability in your organization. 

3:00PM - 3:45PM MDT | 5:00PM - 5:45PM EDT

Multiple constellations and L-Band PPP Applications 

Presented by: Dr. Xin Shi, Chief Scientist, CHC Navigation

and Ronald Ramsaran, Director of Product Development, CHC Navigation

This presentation introduces the multiple constellations and a relatively new solution utilizing Precise Point Positioning (PPP) and L-Band satellite communication channels. The advantages include lower cost, more application scenarios and global coverage.  Furthermore, the enhanced existing and emerging applications enabled by L-Band PPP is to be discussed.      

3:45PM - 4:00PM MDT | 5:45PM - 6:00PM EDT 

Day 1 Closing

Moderator: Gavin Schrock, Consulting Editor, Geospatial World Magazine

DAY 2: SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

10:00AM - 10:15AM MDT | 12:00PM - 12:15PM EDT

Login/Registration

10:15AM - 10:30AM MDT | 12:15PM - 12:30PM EDT

Day 2 Welcome Kickoff

Moderator: Gavin Schrock, Consulting Editor, Geospatial World Magazine

10:30AM - 11:15AM MDT | 12:30PM - 1:15PM EDT

Three Major Trends in High-precision GNSS

Presented by: Eric Gakstatter, Principal, Discovery Management Group LLC

There are three major trends in high-precision GNSS that are changing the way high-precision data is collected; the Galileo and BeiDou constellations are nearly complete, iOS and Android devices are more powerful than ever before, and high-precision GNSS data collection software is migrating to iOS and Android from Windows Mobile. These three trends are creating an environments where it is less expensive than every before in history to collect "survey-grade" horizontal and vertical data.

11:15AM - 12:00PM MDT​ | 1:15PM - 2:00PM EDT

Combining GNSS and 3D Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) for Accurate Underground Mapping

Presented by: Alexandre Novo Lamoso, Director, Geosystems Department (Ground Penetrating Radar Solutions), IDS GeoRadar

In the last three decades, ground penetrating radar (GPR) has been one of the most utilized geophysical tools for shallow underground mapping applied to subsurface utility engineering, archaeological prospection among other disciplines. Although it can be used as a real-time object detector, recent advances in hardware and software have greatly improved the speed, areal coverage and 3D visualization capabilities. However, to achieve high-resolution 3D GPR imaging, accurate (1 inch or better) positioning is pivotal. Several data positioning technologies can be utilized with GPR, nonetheless, GNSS has become the preferred option due to global data georeferencing, increasing satellite coverage, accessibility and ease of use. In this presentation, we will show examples of combining Hexagon’s GNSS and GPR technologies in different projects and applications.

12:00PM - 12:45PM MDT​ | 2:00PM - 2:45PM EDT

Leveraging Bad Elf Flex and GIS for Utility Asset Management 

Presented by: Phil Ponce, PE - Vice President of Engineering Mapping Solutions

& Nikolas Smilovsky, PhD, GISP - Director of GIS Solutions at Bad Elf, LLC

In this session the team will demonstrate how we leverage the Bad Elf technology to enhance the GIS for the Town of Cave Creek, AZ. We will discuss collecting field points by leveraging ESRI Collector software and the Bad Elf Flex.  The Town uses the equipment daily to capture points of features that are exposed during maintenance or as they are being constructed. Field crews are also dispatched to capture existing features such as hydrants, valves, meters, or any of the various public works facilities they are responsible for. The Bad Elf provides 1cm accurate ground-truth locations which are highly beneficial to GIS development. These points are categorized at the time of capture to support both the water and sewer infrastructure. Once collected, the points are used as reference for editing the GIS in ESRI ArcMap desktop software. 

12:45PM - 1:30PM MDT​ | 2:45PM - 3:30PM EDT

Using High Precision GNSS for Asset Compliance, Reporting, and Management

Presented by: Mark Congdon, Hydromax USA

This session will look at real-world application of high accuracy GNSS positioning in management of natural gas utility assets.  We will talk about what products are used, why we chose them, and how they are used in the field.  While gps positioning is not required by current regulations, we will also look at a some current legislation that indicate it may not be far away. We will also look at what we do with the data collected and why it is a benefit to the customer. 

1:30PM - 1:45PM MDT​ | 3:30PM - 3:45PM EDT

Day 2 Closing 

Moderator: Gavin Schrock, Consulting Editor, Geospatial World Magazine

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