Monday, 17 June 2013

EGLR-ASPRS Meeting Announcement

Make your final plans to attend the June 21, 2013 ASPRS-EGLR Technical Meeting.

Here are some highlights:
· Location: Michael Baker Jr, Inc., Beaver, PA (4301 Dutch Ridge Road, 15009)
· Time: 8:45am to 4:30pm
· 10 guest speakers ranging in topic from UAS to LiDAR and more
· Receive 5 PDH credits certificate for attending the all-day presentations
· New for this meeting: Can’t travel to western PA, then attend meeting via GoToMeeting
o Please email Jim Peters at with your interest in attending via GoToMeeting
o We are limited to 20 on-line attendees.
§ Receive PDH credits via on-line attendance
§ Groups can watch and receive credits via single web connection.

· If you are traveling to Beaver, PA, the on-line registration closes on June 18 at 9am, via the EGLR website.

Please see updated meeting flyer below:

2013 Summer Technical Meeting
Where: Michael Baker facility in Beaver, PA (4301 Dutch Ridge Road, Beaver, PA 15009)
When: Friday June 21, 2013
Hosted by: Dr. Srini Dharmapuri ( LiDAR Scientist at Michael Baker and EGLR Regional Director)

Please make plans now to attend! We expect this to be a great summer technical meeting with 10 regionally and nationally known technical speakers. Attendees will receive PDH credits*. Experience a day of sharing knowledge and networking! 

Presentations will begin by 9am and end around 4:30pm. Lunch Cost: $12.50. There will be a catered lunch at Michael Baker. Please select this PayPal - PAY NOW link to register/pay for lunch. Last day to register is 9:00 am Tuesday June 18, 201. You can also register/pay for lunch by going to the PayPal link at ELGR Web Site. A doughnut-and-coffee breakfast and an afternoon snack will be available to attendees free of charge.

(*PDH credits [no cost] thanks on behalf of Dr. Carolyn Merry from the Center for Mapping at The Ohio State University).


Guest Speakers:

§ 9:00 AM Paul Byers (WQED Director of Engineering)
- Logistics and technical background of the Pittsburgh from the Air Production
§ 9:30 AM Jeff Lovin (Woolpert)
- Partnership with Altavian UAS and related project activities
§ 10:00 AM BAE or Baker
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Break
§ 11:00 AM Ken Scruggs (Midwest Aerial)
- Intergraph DMC II Projects
§ 11:30 AM Dr. Srini Dharmapuri (Michael Baker)
- Baker’s current Mobile LiDAR Activities
NOON to 1:15 PM Catered Lunch ($12.50/person)
§ 1:15 PM Dr. Aaron Morris (AutoDesk)
- Mobile LiDAR and Reality Capture Technologies for 3-D Indoor Facility Mapping
§ 1:45 PM Lewis Graham (GeoCue Group)
- New Developments in the Industry
§ 2:15 PM H. Karl Heidemann (Physical Scientist, Lidar Science, USGS)
- Updates on the USGS-NGP LiDAR Base Specifications (v1.1) and ASPRS Airborne LiDAR Committee Activities
2:45 PM to 3:05 PM Afternoon Snack
§ 3:05 PM David Saghy (USGS)
- 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) Initiative at USGS
§ 3:35 PM Fred Judson (Ohio DOT)
- UAS Operations at the Ohio Department of Transportation

Note: Lewis Graham, Karl Heidemann, David Saghy, and Fred Judson will be presenting via a webcast to the meeting attendees.

Directions: Michael Baker is located 20 miles north of Pittsburgh International Airport and 11 miles south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Accommodations: Both hotels listed here are 6 miles south of Michael Baker.
Hampton Inn Pittsburgh Area Beaver Valley CenterTownship
202 Fairview Dr, Monaca, PA, 15061 United States ‎1-866-819-4308‎

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Center Township
105 Stone Quarry Road, Monaca, PA, 15061 United States ‎1-866-819-4308

For questions please contact:
Jim Peters
President – EGLR ASPRS 2013
jim (dot) peters (at) baesystems (dot) com

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