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Tuesday, May 22 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
Working with LiDAR (FULL Day)

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Intended Audience: Anyone who is currently working with lidar data, or those who would like to learn
about lidar data and its applications

Lidar, or light detection and ranging, provides a high resolution elevation dataset that offers exceptional value to hazards mapping, habitat management, forestry, urban growth and change, and utilities. With
an active lidar program at the state level, over 5,000 square miles of new lidar data has been collected
over the past two years with another 8,000+ square miles to be added by 2019. While this data has a
wealth of information, working with and managing these datasets can be challenging – especially when
it comes to utilizing lidar’s original and most informative format, the point cloud. This workshop will
explore the state’s newest lidar data collected in 2016 and 2017, take a look at potential applications,
and how to find and download data. The workshop will also introduce three software programs – Esri’s
ArcPro, QGIS, and Quick Terrain Modeler - that can be used to manage, analyze, and derive key lidar
products to make lidar data and information accessible to lidar novices and advanced users alike.


TJ Abbenhaus

Solution Engineer, Esri
TJ Abbenhaus is an Esri Solution Engineer in the Olympia regional office. TJ has been in GIS over 20+ years previously working in state and county government. Where he specialized in web GIS and Imagery GIS solutions.

Abigail Gleason

LiDAR Manager, Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Abby Gleason is the Lidar Manager at the Department of Natural Resources Washington Geological Survey. Prior to joining DNR, Abby worked as a Photogrammetric Cartographer characterizing and reviewing terrain data. Abby holds a Master of Science Degree in Geographic Information Systems... Read More →
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Caileigh Shoot

Graduate Research Assistant and Laboratory Manager, University of Washington Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Laboratory
Caileigh Shoot has been working with multiple remote sensing focused research projects that she has been involved in at the University of Washington. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Remote sensing and geospatial analysis in the School of Environmental and Forest... Read More →

Michael Umansky

Director, Applied Imagery
Michael Umansky is the Director of Product Marketing for Applied Imagery, maker of the Quick Terrain Modeler LiDAR exploitation software. He currently is responsible for state, county, and civilian markets. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resource Management... Read More →

Tuesday May 22, 2018 8:30am - 5:00pm AKDT