USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Post-Hurricane Irma Lidar for Florida East Coast, Keys, and Collier County Coast Now Available
Point Cloud: https://coast.noaa.gov/htdata/lidar2_z/geoid12b/data/6330/
and Digital Elevation Models: https://coast.noaa.gov/htdata/raster2/elevation/USACE_FL_Post_Irma_Topobathy_DEM_2017_8388/
Lidar Coordinator invited to present at FL-ASPRS/UF Fall 2017 Lidar Workshop
Xan Fredericks presented about the 3D Nation Requirements and Benefits Study at the Florida Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)/University of Florida (UF) Fall 2017 Lidar Workshop in Apopka, FL, November 9, 2017.
Xan Fredericks was invited as a subject matter expert to present a fundamental overview of cartography and visualization at the 55th Annual URISA GIS-Pro Conference in Jacksonville, FL, October 23-26, 2017.
Xan Fredericks participated in the "Coastal Lidar Cleaning and Classification" discussion session at the 18th annual Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX) Airborne Coastal Mapping and Charting Workshop in Savannah, Georgia, June 6–8, 2017. The goal of the "Coastal Lidar Cleaning and Classification" discussion session was to share approaches to cleaning and classification of coastal lidar data and to begin building consensus on implementation of LAS 1.4 bathy domain profile. In this discussion session, government and industry groups actively involved in cleaning and classifying coastal lidar data gave a brief overview of their approach to cleaning coastal lidar data and described how they are using the classes in the LAS 1.4 bathy-domain profile. The moderated discussion that followed identified commonalities and differences and began the development of a consensus on what points belong in which classes.
Xan Fredericks moderated the GIS Division sessions for the Imaging and Geospatial Technology Forum (IGTF) 2017 conference in Baltimore, MD, March 12–16, 2017. IGTF, presented by the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), is a technical conference with interactive discussions, hands-on workshops on emerging geospatial capabilities, and workflows to enhance integration of current technologies.
Xan Fredericks won the 2017 American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) National Election for GIS Division Assistant Director.
She will serve as GISD Assistant Director for two years and then move up to the Director position for two more years. Founded in 1934, the ASPRS is a scientific association serving over 7,000 professional members around the world with a mission to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences, and to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and supporting technologies.