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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.

  • 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


  • 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





Matteo Luccio

Program Moderator

Matteo Luccio, a contributing editor 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.


Brant Howard

Co-Founder & Director

Brant is Co-Founder and Director of CompassData Inc. a GIS mapping, surveying and data provider for the Drone, Aerial and Satellite Remote Sensing Community since 1994. CompassDrone is a division of CompassData. Mr. Howard utilizes his 40 years of experience in contract engineering, technical sales, marketing and management to lead CompassData as an international provider of photo-identifiable ground control for GIS and remote sensing applications. He has been an innovator in providing ground control as off-the-shelf content to photogrammetry professionals with consistent delivery of accurate control data in a timely response. Mr. Howard has Undergraduate and Master’s Degrees in Geology from Indiana University.  His experience includes the U.S. Geological Survey; Camp, Dresser & McKee Inc., entrepreneur endeavors in the Remote Sensing, GPS and the electronic technology professions. Mr. Howard holds Patents in Geospatial and Mobile Resource Management technology. He has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver, made numerous presentations at seminars and  conferences worldwide. Mr. Howard has authored articles in technical journals relating to Geology, GIS, remote Sensing and Mobile Resource Management.


Bradford Folta

GIS Architect & CEO

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

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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