June 2021

UAV Lidar: Data Collection, Processing, and Case Studies

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Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Time: 8:45 AM-9:00 AM Pacific Time: Login/Registration
9:00 AM-10:30 AM Pacific Time: Webinar
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Graham Anderson,
Business Development Manager, UAViation Solutions Ltd.

Nick Ferguson,
Founder, GEO CEO

Derek Hutchinson, P.Eng.,
Hutchinson Consulting Ltd.

Justin Todd, P.Eng.,
Engineering Divison Manager, McElhanney
Credit: 1.5 CE Hour(s) of Technical Learning in the Informal category
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This webinar will cover Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) lidar collection, systems, capabilities, limitations, and realistic expectations. We will discuss where the technology is now, and what the future holds. Hear about what collection in the field looks like and some best practices for achieving high-quality data. Learn about new technologies and best practices in lidar classification, as well as two case studies where UAV lidar was applied.

Learning Objectives

  • Range of UAV lidar systems on the market
  • Limitations and capabilities of UAV lidar
  • Lidar data classification capabilities (including cloud computing options)
  • Applications from the field

Target Audience

Anyone who is considering the use of UAV lidar or interested in when UAV's might be a substitute for manned aerial lidar collection.


Graham Anderson

Business Development Manager, UAViation Solutions Ltd.

Graham is a business graduate and an enthusiast of disruptive technologies and emerging industries. As an experienced sales professional he was naturally drawn to the field of UAVs and remote sensing technologies. He avidly integrates in a variety of industries and seeks new opportunities to apply UAV technologies in value added applications.

Nick Ferguson

Founder, GEO CEO

Nick has significant technology expertise in the Geospatial, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing industries, and domain expertise working with electric transmission and distribution, and the oil and gas midstream, throughout the world. Nick holds a BSc and MBA from a top UK school, Durham University, is a Chartered Geographer and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Nick is an adventurer at heart whose pastimes include sailing, snowboarding, kayaking, cycling and photography.

Derek Hutchinson, P.Eng.

Hutchinson Consulting Ltd.

Derek Hutchinson is an electrical engineer specialising in overhead power line design services for industrial power users and independent power producers.  He believes that LiDAR survey is the base data set needed for effective overhead line design and that UAV Lidar fills an important gap between ground based laser scanning and “manned” aircraft LiDAR collection.

Justin Todd, P.Eng.

Engineering Division Manager, McElhanney

Justin is a professional engineer with 15 years of experience, in both leadership and technical design roles. Half of this experience has been in projects in the resource extraction industry, with the remainder focused on municipal infrastructure design and rehabilitation. Justin has considerable experience communicating with and coordinating teams that excel and mentoring technical professionals to perform to their full potential.

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