Tuesday, March 18, 2014

ILMF Recap - the Latest in LiDAR Technology

photo courtesy of lidarmap.org

The annual International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) was held last month in Denver. This event attracted attendees from over 30 countries and is focused on the latest LiDAR technology.  AXIS attended to learn more about this ever changing & growing industry.  Our goal is to continue providing you with the latest technology and cost effective solutions for your elevation and geospatial data needs.

Some of the latest discussions include:
  • LiDAR has transitioned from mapping grade to engineering grade due to advancement in sensor technologies, cloud densities, accuracies, and data fusion and processing technology.
  • Dr. Dave Maune, Sr. Remote Sensing Project Manager, Dewberry Consultants, LLC, presented an update to ASPRS Accuracy Standards for Digital Elevation Data.  The new standards will clarify the 1990 standards and accuracy thresholds to align with current technologies.
  • ASPRS President, Dr. Michael Hauck, posed the idea should there be a certification for LiDAR professionals. 
  • Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) there is now 6 FAA approved test areas within the United States to conduct research.  AXIS is continuing to monitor the feasibility for sUAS mapping.  As sUAS systems continue to evolve, sensors are continuing to decrease in size and weight enabling them to fly on the smaller systems.
  • HD Full Waveform LiDAR data is helpful for Forestry and Urban Mapping applications as it can provide a more in-depth description of ground topography, tree-canopy composition and edges within Urban Areas.
  • FLASH LiDAR / LADAR systems.  These systems have advantages such as:
  1. simpler processing requirements
  2. fewer moving parts
  3. becoming smaller in weight and size enabling them to be used in sUAS platforms
To discuss this in more detail or for a HD-LiDAR Demo please visit http://goo.gl/lsVOu4 

Monday, March 17, 2014

AXIS Hires Quality Manager

Easton, Maryland - AXIS Geospatial LLC is pleased to announce that John Lesko II has joined its Team as Quality Manager.  Lesko has 31 years of experience in the geospatial industry, with 18 years in a technical management role.  John is an ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist, Florida Licensed Professional Surveyor and Mapper and a Virginia Licensed Surveyor Photogrammetrist.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Geography and Regional Planning and a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Resource Management.  John brings significant experience in managing and performing digital aerial imagery acquisition, digital orthoimagery production, airborne & mobile LiDAR production, CADD production for design-scale applications as well as GIS applications and deliverables.

As Quality Manager, he will lead, manage, monitor and evolve AXIS’ Quality Management Program.  AXIS continues to maintain a high level of client satisfaction through continuous assurance and improvements in GeoCapture technology, processes, services and deliverables by developing, documenting and maintaining a comprehensive quality management program.
“One of many reasons contributing to the success and growth of AXIS is our delivery of data that exceeds the quality expectations of our clients”, says Justin Lahman President of AXIS GeoSpatial LLC.  “Experiencing accelerated corporate growth and advances in technology automation, AXIS’ Quality Management Program is assuredly in my top 5 focus areas of the company.  As such, John’s position on our team has my attention and I look forward to our success together.” 

Founded in 2001, AXIS GeoSpatial LLC is a full service land surveying, mapping and GIS firm employing innovative remote-sensing and measurement technologies to capture geospatial data for integration into civil engineering, land surveying and GIS applications. AXIS is headquartered in Easton, Maryland with additional locations in CO, DE & NJ. During the past 13 years, AXIS has applied extensive, proven experience in producing high quality aerial imagery, LiDAR, CADD, GIS and other related geospatial datasets for civil engineering and government clients throughout the US and abroad.

For more information please call Erica Insley at 410-822-1441 or visit www.axisgeospatial.com