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LiDAR Spatial Data Modelling the Future of Environmental Management
August 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree – $40
LiDAR Spatial Data Modelling, the Future of Environmental Management
HEI are pleased to present a seminar focusing on LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) Spatial Data Modelling, with two of Newcastle’s new premier LiDAR specialist companies presenting.
Adam Amos is the owner and director of Robotic Systems, an engineering service provider based here in Newcastle. Robotic Systems has been in operation since 2011 and primarily develops commercial test and analysis solutions for companies in the areas of mining, science and agriculture. Through the development of its own multi-rotor aircraft, Robotic Systems discovered a sought after niche in developing new airborne sensors for deployment on UAVs (drones).
Adam will be showcasing “RapidScan”, one of these new airborne sensors. This is a high density, low altitude surveying device that fills a gap in the market of current offerings in LiDAR mapping. He will be demonstrating the capabilities of the technology and the data it collects and discuss how they have been able to achieve this as an aggressively cost competitive service offering.
RapidScan creates large scale, high accuracy & density 3D maps that are used to make decisions in industry areas such as compliance, subsidence, inspection & stockpile control. It is small enough to be able to be carried by small drone aircraft and flexible enough to be additionally deployed on manned aircraft / cars / boats.
Peter Jamieson is the director of Anditi. Anditi is an Australian clean technology company that grew out of the visionary work of a dedicated team of geospatial data engineers and programmers at the environmental consultancy Umwelt (Australia), in Newcastle. Dissatisfied with the available tools for spatial data analysis, particularly for LiDAR, and cognisant of rapidly growing datasets in the field, these spatial data pioneers set about building a software solution rigorously engineered to excel in precision spatial analytics at scale. The company founded on this technology, Anditi — a play on the Hindu goddess of space “Aditi” — was spun off from Umwelt in 2014.
Anditi combines LiDAR with high-resolution imagery to deliver next-generation products and services. This enables environmental practitioners to utilise the power of spatial big data to better understand fundamental relationships and improve environmental outcomes across vast areas. Practitioners can save time, reduce risk, and utilise resources more effectively to identify new opportunities or identify issues with vegetation and environmental factors, without having to do physical on-site assessments. Anditi’s innovative method enables field checking to be done in a targeted way which is more cost effective, highly accurate and lowers WH&S risks substantially.
Environmental services enabled through Anditi’s technology and analysis capability include:
- Digital canopy models;
- Canopy contours / tree heights;
- Vegetation encroachment / overhang analysis;
- Sensitive habitat / species analysis;
- Bushfire hazard assessment; and
- Tree counts and distribution.
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This event will be held at the University of Newcastle NewSpace City Campus (details below) is brought to you by the Hunter Environmental Institute and sponsored by The University of Newcastle, Australia.