Using LiDAR and other aerial sensors to enable decision support for today’s environmental concerns

Quantum Spatial, Inc. (QSI) is North America’s largest geospatial services firm with integrated capabilities in airborne data acquisition, analysis and management of geospatial data.  QSI has a diverse portfolio of advanced imaging and remote sensing technologies that are integrated with advanced modeling, visualization, and GIS tools.  QSI has collected airborne remote sensing data over billions of acres to support federal, state and local government.  The speakers will describe QSI capabilities and how they are applying LiDAR, imaging spectroscopy and other observations to support decision makers in forestry, hydrology, natural resources emergency management and terrain modeling.

 

About the speakers: 

Mark Meade is a Senior Vice President for QSI and leads the company’s flight acquisition group.  Mark has a 24 year history of providing critical management support and acting as technology advisor for many of QSI’s large-scale and complex projects. He is a Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor with licensure in 15 states and is also an ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist. Mark has an MBA and BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky. 

Russ Faux is also a QSI Senior Vice President and was the founder of Watershed Sciences, a legacy Quantum Spatial company.   Russ is a remote sensing specialist and research collaborator with over 25 years of experience in data acquisitions and analyses for airborne sensors, including LiDAR, thermal infrared, and imaging spectroscopy. He has an MS in Bioresource Engineering from Oregon State University. 

Andrew Brenner is a Senior Program Director for Quantum Spatial and has a PhD in Forestry from the University of Edinburgh. Dr. Brenner’s 25 years of experience in natural resource

Date/Time: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 15:00
Presenter: 
Mark Meade, Russ Faux, Andrew Brenner
Location: 
180-101