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Following up on last year’s successful event, the 2021 Right-of-Way Asset Mapping Exchange is a free, interactive online Virtual Conference Experience (VCX) 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.


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.” Hence, the Sisyphean task of mapping these assets.


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 CIOs, CTOs, and 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

  • 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

  • A light equity study and pole inventory in the context of the transition to LED lighting

  • How a two-man team can capture 500 miles worth of utility data in two weeks





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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.



Bradford Folta

GIS Architect & CEO, Honey Badger Analytics LLC

Bradford has been in and out of the geospatial industry since 2008. Starting with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency where he conduct river surveys and monitoring using a Trimble R8 and S5 Total station, all the way to Cape Cod National Seashore where he authored a GPS Monument Catalog and Research poster on the GPS monitoring of Littoral Sediments along the coast of Cape Cod, all the way to MaineDOT where he architected the TRAPPD tool. A decision support tool for planning and production with regard to bridges and large culverts. Workflows, data collection and integration, and the like have always been fascinating and Bradford relishes any chance to bring it all together.


Larry Fox

VP Marketing & Business Development, Bad Elf LLC

Larry Fox is the VP of Marketing and Business Development at Bad Elf, LLC – a manufacturer of GPS and GNSS receivers for recreation, aviation, GIS, and Survey. Larry has degrees in both electrical engineering and business administration. With over twenty years’ experience as a product visionary, business development, and technology strategist, Larry has patented expertise in GNSS/GPS technologies. Larry holds licenses as private pilot and part 107 operator.

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Matthew Jacob

Sr Enterprise Applications Administrator
Dept of Innovation and Performance, City of Pittsburgh

Matthew Jacob is a Senior Enterprise Applications Administrator at the City of Pittsburgh's Department of Innovation and Performance responsible for the management of a variety of different software applications. Matthew has worked at the City of Pittsburgh since 2014 and holds a Master's in Public Management from The Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University. 


Shawn Melamed

Product Marketing Manager, CATALYST

Shawn Melamed is the Product Marketing Manager at CATALYST and comes with over 15 years of combined education and professional experience developing and implementing remote sensing science and technology for private, public and defense applications. Shawn specializes in geometric and radiometric correction of optical satellite imagery, as well as automating information extraction through machine learning and AI modeling.

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Bill Singleton

Vice President, Ecopia AI

Bill Singleton is the Vice President at Ecopia AI and has been with the company for 6 years. His main responsibility is engaging with geospatial analytics partners to find new ways of combining vector base maps with alternate data sets to help public & private entities better understand and improve the communities in which they operate.  Previously, he spent 5 years working in enterprise sales at Cisco Systems Canada, providing data center and voice solutions. Following this, he graduated with an MBA from the Ivey School of Business with a focus on entrepreneurship and managing high-growth companies.


Brian L. Soliday

Chief Revenue Officer, VoxelMaps

Brian Soliday has over 30 years of extensive experience working in sales, marketing and channel development within the GIS and remote sensing industries.  He currently serves as Chief Revenue Officer for Voxelmaps.  His career includes CRO, VP and director level positions with leading geospatial organizations such as Autodesk, Trimble, Space Imaging, LizardTech, Intermap, and TerraGo.  Mr. Soliday has presented at over 100 geospatial events on an international basis and has written published articles in; Planning, Point of Beginning, GEOinformatics, The World & I, GEOEurope, Arc News, Space News, and Earth Observation Magazine. Soliday earned MA/BS degrees in geography specializing in remote sensing and GIS from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.