2009 Ohio GIS Conference
Presentation Abstract and Biography

Automated Feature Extraction - More Than The Eye Can See

Brian Stevens, Woolpert Inc.

Brian Stevens is Project Manager with Woolpert Inc. A graduate of the Ohio State University, Brian has a background in GIS, photogrammetry and geography. Brian has been with Woolpert for 13+ years and is currently assigned as the Woolpert Project Manager for the Ohio Statewide Imagery Program.

Aaron Lawrence, Woolpert Inc.

Aaron is a project and operations manager for GIS, survey and remote sensing projects. He is highly regarded as a GIS specialist whose skills span multiple disciplines. As a project manager, he is responsible for managing workflows as well as developing and maintaining budgets, project scopes and quality control procedures. He is also responsible for facilitating communication between team members, management and clients. He interprets specifications from statements of work; organizes projects; performs analysis; and prepares and maintains data.
Aaron has experience using numerous types of GIS and remote sensing software, as well as GPS and conventional survey equipment. Some of these include: ArcGIS, ArcInfo, Map Info, Definiens, ENVI and Erdas. He is also skilled at using: Trimble surveying equipment; Leica surveying equipment; Sight Survey and COGO software; AutoCAD and MicroStation.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 10:50 AM - Track 2

This presentation will demonstrate automated feature extraction using digital ortho-imagery, LiDAR and existing GIS data. We will discuss how the digital camera sensor and LiDAR capture data which is beyond the visible spectrum, providing an additional level of information not widely used. Using this information, the presentation will demonstrate how impervious surfaces, buildings, landuse/landcover classifications, woodland delineation and many others can now be produced to save time and money.

Presentation Powerpoint (36.3MB)