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Federal Dialogue - November 18 | 2020
MAPPS continues a tradition of active participation in defining geospatial policy. During our Federal Programs events, MAPPS engages with government agencies and advocates on behalf of the geospatial profession. Overviews of advocacy, federal agency programs, and the roll of geospatial professionals will be emphasized during our Federal Dialogue.
Post-Election Legislative Update
John Copple, MAPPS Legislative Affairs Charirperson, Sanborn Map Company
Stefan Bailey, MAPPS Legislative Affairs Director, Prime Policy Group
How does the 2020 elections affect the geospatial profession? This update will focus on how the election results will change geospatial activities and priorities within the federal government.
Government Agencies Views on TopoBathy
Moderated by Mark Brooks, MAPPS President, Optimal GEO
Mike Aslaksen, Chief of Remote Sensing Division, National Geodetic Survey NOAA
Jeffrey Danielson, CoNED Applications Project Chief USGS
Jason Stoker, Acting Chief, USGS NGP Topographic Data Services USGS
Cindy Thatcher, Elevation Planning and Management Lead, USGS
Jennifer Wozencraft, Director of the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX) USACE
Topobathymetric lidar has become synonymous with DEM development in both coastal and inland regions, with multiple agencies requiring varying . During this session, government agency representatives will discuss program requirements for topobathy data, how the data fulfills the mission of their programs, and their vision for how topobathy can be utilized in the future.
National Mapping Programs – Past, Present and Future Successes
Moderated by: Brian Raber, GISP, Merrick and Company
Nancy Blyler, USACE Geospatial Community of Practice Lead, United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Vicki Lukas, Associate Director Core Science Systems, United States Geologic Survey (USGS)
Tony LaVoi, Geospatial Information Officer (GIO), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Kevin Gallagher, Core Science Systems, USGS Geologic and Topographic Mapping
The United Stated Federal Government is probably the largest creator and consumer of sophisticated geospatial data in the world. As such, several Federal agencies have developed sustainable geospatial programs that not only meet their agency mission requirements, but also cascade foundational data to local government, academia, and the private sector. Session panelists are comprised of three leading agencies which are pioneers and visionaries in the geospatial community. Panelist will summarize the lineage of their unique programs, explain current operational programs, then discuss short- and long-term visions. A dialogue with panelists shall focus on program success factors, innovative geospatial applications/analysis highlights, and describe methods to grow, share and develop data partnerships.
Topobathymetric Lidar Solutions
Presented by: Colin Cooper, Technical Domain Expert, Quantum Spatial
Airborne Topobathymetric Lidar has matured to become an indispensable technology used by a diverse community of earth scientists, hydrologists, surveyors, engineers and other professionals to define subsurface topography in both near shore and riverine environments in striking detail and accuracy. Federal Government agencies including USGS, NOAA and USACE were quick to embrace the use of topobathy lidar to support their mission requirements and have identified it as a key technology that will support the realization of a 3D National Terrain. The presentation will provide a brief overview of the technology, its operational parameters and constraints, data characteristics, applications and use cases.
What Else Can I Do With Topobathymetric data?
Presented by: Dr. Alvan "Al" Karlin, Senior Geospatial Scientist, Dewberry
Aerial topobathymetric lidar and acoustic bathymetry data have a long and storied history of serving scientific and surveying requirements for federal agencies, including the USGS, NOAA, NASA, and the Armed Forces. The mapping products generated from topobathymetric lidar are generally focused on navigation and shallow sea-floor bathymetry. Now, with interest in the 3D National Terrain Model, we look forward to newer technologies that can provide a diverse set of derived products for uses beyond the traditional navigation and bathymetry. This presentation will briefly review the newly emerging topobathymetric technologies with a focus not on the technology, but rather feature extraction, the types of products that can be generated and the applications that those products can support.