Spring Seminar

Friday, April 21, 2017

Inn at Essex
70 Essex Way, Essex, Vermont

This event has been approved for 6.0 PDH.


7:15 - 8:00 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 10:00 am
Mapping with Drones in Survey Applications (2.0 PDH)
Presenter: Raymond Hintz
Types of drones and their intended uses in survey work will be discussed. Following this will be an in-depth discussion of how the definition of photogrammetric product has changed dramatically due to automated processes and how this integrates into the drone mapping product. The project planning and processing of a job utilizing production software will be presented. A fixed wing drone will be brought to class and if time and weather permits a flight will occur.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Use of Lidar/Scanning in Survey Applications (2.0 PDH)
Presenter: Raymond Hintz

Lidar is a form of 3-D survey data collection that can be thought of as an alternative product to photogrammetry. Static, mobile, and airborne Lidar will be discussed and how this information is integrated with survey grade GPS and Inertial units. Lidar data sets will be presented and processed in an example industry standard software.

12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Business Meeting

1:00 - 3:00 pm
New Technology Survey Applications (2.0 PDH)
Presenter: Tim Patch

Continuing with the theme of the morning presentations, this section will explore the utilization of Lidar (static, mobile, and airborne) and drones on actual survey projects. Specific project examples will be presented and discussed. Additionally, although not necessarily a new technology, the utilization of GIS for data management as “the way we should do business” will be presented.

3:00 - 3:30 pm
Final Announcements

Our Presenters 
Raymond J. Hintz

Raymond J. Hintz is an associate professor of surveying engineering technology at the University of Maine, and is program coordinator for the B.S. program in surveying engineering technology. Prior to his present position from 1983 to 1987 he was an assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Florida. He has B.S., M.S., and PhD degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering with emphasis in surveying and photogrammetry from the University of Wisconsin. His research interests lie in automation of data collection and processing of surveying and photogrammetric information. Specific to the topic of interest, he has been responsible for development of the Cadastral Electronic Field Book, which enables automatic entry of measurement and automated field note information into Cadastral Measurement Management (CMM).

At the heart of CMM is a least squares analysis driver for conventional survey measurements and GPS. Both products were developed for the Bureau of Land Management. Also in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management, he has developed Geographic Measurement Management, which is the approved tool for development of their Geographic Coordinate Data Base. GMM has a least squares analysis system, which is designed for record survey information. A third project was partial responsibility for the development of Florida Department of Transportation's Electronic Field Book, data processing, and topographic data modeling software system. His primary involvement in this project was the Electronic Field Book Processer (EFBP), which is the least squares analysis engine for an automated link from raw data to final coordinates. EFBP has in recent times been adapted to also accept SDMS (AASHTO) format data and various vendor raw survey data formats. He has published more than 50 articles in journal and conference proceedings, and is a registered land surveyor in the states of Maine and Florida.􀀀

Timothy Patch

Tim Patch, a Co-Founder of SGC Engineering, LLC. Tim is the Principal–In–Charge of all surveying engineering activities for SGC. Tim received a BS and MS in Surveying Engineering from the University of Maine. His experience has included all aspects of Boundary and American Land Title Association / American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ALTA/ACSM) Land Title Surveys, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS), topographic, utility and construction/engineering surveying from preliminary research and reconnaissance through field operations, data analysis, and calculations to the management of complex surveying and engineering projects. Tim is a licensed professional surveyor in too many states.

Registration is now closed.