The Future is Now: State-of-the-Art Geospatial..

Effective Utilization of State-of-the-Art Geospatial Technology for Geotechnical Investigations and Monitoring: The Future is Now

Featuring Drs. Michael J. Olsen, Zhangwei Ning, Ben Leshchinsky, and Chris Massey

Geospatial future

Modern geospatial technologies such as lidar, structure from motion photogrammetry, InSAR, global navigation satellite systems, and robotic total stations have dramatically improved the efficiency, resolution, accuracy, and precision for obtaining measurements. These technologies have been effectively used by practitioners and researchers worldwide for many applications within geotechnical investigations including topographic mapping, dam stability monitoring, landslide mapping, quantity calculations, and settlement monitoring. Nevertheless, despite the fact that these technologies are commonplace to some, barriers such as awareness, training, and initial costs have limited their widespread use. This webinar will explore examples of how these technologies are effectively used in practice, the capabilities and limitations of the technology, and considerations for selecting which technologies are most suitable for a project. Panelists will come from industry, government, and academic backgrounds with diverse experience in geotechnical applications.

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Michael J. Olsen

Geomatics, School of Civil and Construction Engineering

Joint Appointment, College of Forestry
Oregon State University

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Surveying Engineering, ASCE

DirectorCascadia Lifelines Program

Technical DirectorNSF NHERI Rapid Experimental Facility

PresidentSurveying and Geomatics Educators Society

Phone:  (541)-737-9327


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