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Save the Date – FL-ASPRS/UF Fall LiDAR Workshop

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The Florida Region of ASPRS has been hosting a number of informational workshops, which include briefings from Federal, State and Local agencies utilizing LiDAR, as well as presentations from industry and academia.

Date: November 9, 2017
Time: 0830 – 1600 (on-site registration at 8:30 costs $10)
Location: UF/IFAS Education Center, Apopka FL – 2725 Binion Rd., Apopka, FL 32703


Registration is FREE for the first 75 pre-registered and includes your choice of:

Panera Lunch Options:

  • Smoked Ham & Swiss Sandwich
  • Steak and Arugula Sandwich   
  • Smoked Turkey Breast Sandwich
  • Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich
  • Caesar Salad with chicken
  • Fuji Apple salad with chicken
  • Greek salad with quinoa

Registration preference will be given to FL-ASPRS Members and UF Students. (This is to encourage people to join the ASPRS)  On-Site Registration will cost $10.00 (includes Panera Lunchbox)


Session 1: Updates

0900 – Welcome and Greeting – Roger Kjelgren, IFAS/MREC Director

0910 – 1000 – Florida Agency Updates (including USACE and USGS/3DEP)

Session 2:  Special Guest Speaker – Floodplain Management

1000 – 1030 – Keynote Speaker:  Mr. Craig Fugate – former Director – FEMA


COFFEE BREAK: 1030 – 1100

Session 3: Technical Session

Using Historical Imagery for Floodplain Management  – Gordon McClung (Pinellas Co.)

Use of Aerial and Terrestrial LiDAR for Archaeological Prospection, Mapping and Monitoring – Lori Collins (USF)

Urban Forest Canopy Inventory using Aerial LiDAR – Shawn Landry (USF)

LiDAR and Tree Parameter Measurements – Ben Wilson – Univ. Florida


LUNCH BREAK: 12:00 – 1300

Session 4:  LiDAR QC Workshop 1300 – 1400

USGS/3DEP QC Overview – Louis Driber (USGS)

USGS Examples – Xan Fredericks (USGS – St. Pete)

QC Procedure Updates – Al Karlin (SWFWMD)

 Session 5: Sponsor Technology Updates 1400 – 1600

Dewberry, LLC; Harris, Inc.; Merrick & Co., Inc.; Surdex, Inc.; Quantum Spatial


Presentation Download – Summer 2017 Workshop

2017 Florida Statewide LiDAR Assessment

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has completed their Statewide LiDAR assessment which included stakeholder identification; data and information collection; assessment and review of emerging data collection technologies; development of program implementation scenarios that address technical challenges, risks, benefits; costs, including consistent quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) and post-processing of
collected data; ROI; Identification of need and frequency of LiDAR coverage for the state of Florida; Identification of public and private partnerships for future funding, identification of funding models and strategies for increased awareness. You can find the results here: 2017 Florida Statewide LiDAR Survey Results


Meet the Florida Region Board of Directors

President, Al Karlin – Southwest Florida Water Management District

Vice President, Erin McCormick – Navigation Electronics, Inc. (NEI)

Past-President, Ekaterina Fitos – CH2M

Treasurer / Secretary,  Dr. Bon Dewitt – University of Florida Geomatics

National Director, Jeffrey Young – Pickett

Director, Joe Aufmuth –  University of Florida Map and Imagery Library

Director, Brian Murphy – Pickett

Director, Keith Patterson – Dewberry

Director, Mike Zoltek – Woolpert


Student Group Pages
University of Florida Geomatics Student Association