Florida Region 2018 Spring LiDAR Workshop

The Florida Region of ASPRS will be hosting it’s popular LiDAR Workshop taking place June 14th 2018 at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka, FL.


Registration is FREE, but we are limited to 100 attendees. Additionally registrants will be entered into a waiting list. Please click here in order to fill out our Google Registration Form.


Please consider donating in order to help support the Florida Region of ASPRS Andregg-Beazley Travel Student Travel Scholarships which supports student travel to the ASPRS national conference. Please consider donating by clicking here. The Florida Region of ASPRS is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, and your contributions might be legible for tax deductions.


This workshop is Sponsored by

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors


The Preliminary Program:

Greetings and Introductions

Roger Kjelgren – IFAS / MREC

Al Karlin – ASPRS Installation of 2018 ASPRS Officers and Board of Directors

Session 1: Agency Updates

Southwest Florida Water Management District – Al Karlin

South Florida Water Management District – Christine Carlson

St. Johns River Water Management District – James Walters

Suwanee River Water Management District – Paul Buchanan

Northwest Florida Water Management District – Karen Kebart

 US Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District – Victor Wilhelm

USGS 3DEP Program – Jean-Paul Calixte

Coffee Break

Session 2:  Statewide LiDAR Program

FDEP – Ekaterina Fitos (State GIO) – 3D Nation

USGS – Lou Driber, Florida Liaison) – 3DEP/BAA

FDEP/FGS-  Jon Arthur (State Geologist) – State NEAA Report

FDOT – Brett Wood – Florida Statewide LiDAR Mission

FDEM – Richard Butgereit (Chief Information Officer)

Woolpert – Jeff Lovin, VP

Lunch Break

Session 4 – LiDAR Data Processing Workshop

LiDAR data collection – GPI GeoSpatial

LiDAR data stream and classification – Lewis Graham (GeoCue)

LiDAR pre-QC – Matt Bethel (Merrick)

Calibrating LiDAR Data – Nick Kules (Dewberry)

Optech Data Processing – Steve Kashen (Surdex)

Riegl Data Processing – Vladimir Kadatskiy (RieglUSA)

Feature Data Extraction – Mike Kataif (Cardinal Systems)