[gis_info] GeoBytes (ASPRS\CaGIS\AAGS\Geo4All) - Announcement - Open LSEF -- April 27th

David Alvarez davidalvarez76 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 04:12:32 PDT 2018

Please register for Open LSEF - A Common Language for Extracting
Information from 3D Point Clouds on Apr 27, 2018 12:00 PM EDT at:



3D Point Clouds are becoming ubiquitous - people collect them with
scanners, with drones, and with phones. However, collecting the point cloud
is now the easy part of the process. Features need to be extracted and
identified from the data to provide context. While many tools are being
created to extract features from 3D point clouds, there is currently no
agreed upon definitions of how these 3D features are to be defined. This
greatly limits the ability to transfer information between applications and
utilize it in subsequent analyses. It can be frustrating to be a drafter
(or Artificial Intelligence) trying to learn what curbs (or kerbs) look
like if no one can agree whether flow line or back-of-curb is the defining
feature. This GeoByte will present a new common language, OpenLSEF, that
describes how features in 3D point clouds should be defined, by
establishing definitions and terminology, products from providers can be
standardized, designers can expect consistency, self-driving cars can share
high-definition maps and tool-makers can focus on ensuring extraction
algorithms return expected results. OpenLSEF is a user-created initiative
focusing on standardizing extraction definition in the AEC (architecture,
engineering and construction) field, as well as transmission, utilities and
BIM (building information management). These are living standards relating
to the meaning of extracted data, as opposed to simply focusing on actual
file format standards. As such, OpenLSEF is data-format agnostic and is
meaningful whether you deal in DWG, DGN or SHP files. The webinar will also
include information regarding how to become involved in the Open LSEF
Working groups.


Michael Olsen is an Associate Professor of Geomatics in the School of Civil
and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University. He is currently
serving as the Editor-in-Chief for the ASCE Journal of Surveying
Engineering. He has received BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from
the University of Utah and a Ph.D. from the University of California, San
Diego. He has also worked as an Engineer in Training for West Valley City.
His current areas of research include terrestrial laser scanning, remote
sensing, GIS, earthquake engineering, hazard mapping, and 3D visualization.
He teaches geomatics engineering courses at OSU where he has developed new,
ground-breaking courses in 3D laser scanning, Digital Terrain Modeling
course and Building Information Modeling.

Kevin Konynenbelt is the CEO of Solv3D, an innovation leader in 3D point
cloud processing (3DPointLogic) and visualization (SiteVisit360). He has
led and built high performing teams in sectors ranging from finance,
software integrators, energy and manufacturing. Kevin has worked in North
America, the Middle East, and Europe for major firms in oil and gas,
aerospace, defence, utilities, finance/treasury, airport authorities,
telecommunications, government, and agriculture. Bringing a customer first
approach and extensive leadership experience he provides technical, product
management, and operational focus.

Robert Radovanovic is the Manager of New Technology Ventures at McElhanney
Geomatics Engineering Ltd. Previously, he was the CEO of SarPoint
Engineering Ltd. until its acquisition by McElhanney in 2017. Dr.
Radovanovic is heavily involved in the fields of 3D mapping and precise
measurement, with an emphasis on how these technologies augment civil
infrastructure projects.

David Alvarez


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