The Annual Business Meeting & Webinar will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2021 via Zoom.
Due to the current state of emergency, our 51st Annual Meeting & Equipment Show scheduled for December 3-4, 2020 was cancelled. In order to conduct some business moving forward, and to install the new officers & directors for 2021, the Annual Business Meeting was rescheduled to Thursday, February 4, 2021. Current Vice President Mitch Cummings also scheduled a two-hour webinar to give members a chance to acquire some educational credits. We hope to be introducing additional webinars over the next couple of months before our Spring Quarterly, which at this time, we’re not certain what that will look like.
The workshop will discuss project planning and creation of topographic & planimetric maps and also what is required from the surveyor. Topics will include the decision process for creating the most efficient maps, reviewing the pros and cons for various methods, and tips for surveyors to reduce delays. The first focus of the webinar will be the use of Manned Aircraft Photogrammetry including ground control steps and possible problems, importance of setting surveyor’s control to the aerial imagery and the mapping workflows. The second focus will be the use of Custom Flown Lidar including differing ground control requirements, ground classifications, and merging both methods for the most complete end product. Webinar will include demos of different solutions.
Joshua Burke is a Senior Photogrammetrist and Mapping Manager with Eastern Topographics, where he has worked since 1995. He has an AS Degree in Architectural Drafting from BYU Idaho, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from UNH. Joshua oversees all mapping projects to ensure they are completed to the highest quality and detail. His specialty is solving difficult client ground control problems, performing aero-triangulation and creating ortho photos. Joshua also focuses on industry research for improving company potential and performance through modern equipment and software.
Tyler Rigazio is a Licensed Land Surveyor and Mapping Editing Manager with Eastern Topographics, where he has worked since 2010. He earned Bachelor of Sciences and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the Departments of Surveying Engineering Technology, and Mathematics, University of Maine, Orono where he co-wrote a published academic paper. Tyler uses his surveying knowledge to assist clients with field work for control point efficiency, and he leads all editing and translating of final mapping products. Tyler possesses excellent skills in AutoCAD, Civil3D, Autodesk Land Desktop, Carlson, KLT Atlas, Microsoft Access, Visual Basic, QGIS, custom LiDAR processing, Adobe Photoshop, MatLab, MapInfo, ArcGIS, understanding measurement error and he is also proficient with a robotic total station and GPS.