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Thursday AM Session [clear filter]
Thursday, June 4

9:00am CDT

Culvert Update from WICDI
The WICDI project aims to establish a Wisconsin Coastal-Management Data Infrastructure. With funding from NOAA, the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, and the State Cartographer’s Office at UW-Madison, we are combining a mapping community of practice with an innovative digital collaborative environment to improve coastal hazard planning and policy development.

Recently, WICDI Community of Practice members completed a survey ranking close to 200 culvert inventory attributes. Analyzing the results of that survey brings us closer to developing a standardized relational database model for collecting, editing, and sharing culvert data among organizations and across the Lake Superior region (and beyond).

Also speaking, here is a lineup of panelists:
  • Cody Kamrowski, WEM
  • Kyle Magyera, Wisconsin Wetlands
  • Jason Laumann, NWRPC
  • Jeremy Freund, Outagamie County



Kyle Magyera

Wisconsin Wetlands

Jeremy Freund

Outagamie County Land Conservation Department
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Melanie Kohls

Outreach & GIS Specialist, UW (WICDI)
https://melanie-n-k.github.io/.">https://melanie-n-k.github.io/.">Melanie Kohls is a recent graduate of the Accelerated Masters Program in GIS & Cartography at the University of Wisconsin. Melanie has been a UW-Madison student since 2012, earning her Bachelor’s in Zoology and Environmental... Read More →

Thursday June 4, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am CDT

10:15am CDT

Laser Scanning and 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Airport Design, Construction and Facilities Management Projects
This presentation will demonstrate the use of high-definition laser scanning to capture detailed building information for 3D building information modeling (BIM).  A sample project for Hartsfield Jackson Airport in Atlanta, Georgia will be used to detail the procedures for collecting and processing terrestrial LiDAR and high-resolution imagery within the small confines of existing airport infrastructure.

In this presentation, we will explore the challenges of collecting simultaneous LiDAR and imagery in a vertical structural environment. Access to security areas, ceiling panel removal, and de-energizing of the airport’s people mover equipment are a few examples of the challenging logistics of this project.

The presentation will conclude with an exploration of how the LiDAR data and imagery were used to create an accurate building information model that is currently being used for airport design, construction, and integration into their facilities management program.


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Richard Wohler

GPI Geospatial, Inc.
Richard Wohler was born in Shawano, WI in 1959. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 1981. His degree was in Geography with an emphasis on Cartography. He joined Air Photo Tech in Anchorage, AK as a CADD/Cartographic Technician in 1982. In 1987, he... Read More →

Thursday June 4, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am CDT

11:30am CDT

Edge Computing and the Human Sensor
In March 2019 the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency slapped a historic $7 million penalty on the Water Gremlin company; for releasing excessive amounts of carcinogenic industrial solvents into the air. For 17 years, surrounding neighborhoods were unknowingly exposed to a toxic airborne substance at levels 12 times higher than considered safe. With air quality sensors now relatively common in highly urbanized areas; how could this go unnoticed for so long?

Nearly 2.5 billion people globally have Internet-connected phones. The computational capabilities of these devices render them extremely effective at real-time edge computing; by communicating directly with nearby sensors and performing onboard data analysis.

In this talk we’ll discuss an approach whereby human sensors collect discrete observations with the Fulcrum field data collection app. Simultaneously, the device communicates with nearby sensors; Flow by Plume Labs measuring air quality, SensorLog measuring sound pollution and Campbell Scientific devices monitoring transportation infrastructure. Analytics are performed on the device, combing human observations and raw sensor data into immediately actionable insights.

We’ll show how this approach is applied using three real-world scenarios; smart cities and healthy environments, transportation infrastructure and mining operations. We’ll demonstrate the value of context-driven data collection and situational human judgement which cannot (as of yet) be replaced. We will wrap up our discussion with a few thoughts on TensorFlow Lite, an open source deep learning framework for on-device inference.


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Paul Wickman

Technology Director, RESPEC
Technologist who needs tangible, real-world evidence demonstrating the results of my work. I develop software products and computational modeling systems for Earth Analytics engineering consulting; currently Director of Applied Technology at RESPEC.

Thursday June 4, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT