Shooting Lasers at the Countryside: An Introduction to Mobile Mapping

A talk from EMF 2018 by James Harrison

On Sunday September 2, 2018 at in Stage A

I'm James, and I'm responsible for firing literally hundreds of billions of (low power) laser pulses at the countryside in the UK through my work at Gigaclear, a rural FTTH ISP. We're using mobile mapping technologies to make better maps of the country for our network planners.

In this talk I'll provide an overview of Mobile Mapping technologies, precision location (and the technology to achieve it), and share some open source workflows and tools for LiDAR data. I'll also talk a little about running a large-scale survey project, and some interesting challenges we've faced in both capture and data management.