Jun 06

Ayres Geospatial team invited to present at HxGN LIVE

A group of us from Ayres Geospatial attended the HxGN LIVE conference in Las Vegas earlier this week. The conference was a great opportunity to learn about emerging technologies from Hexagon’s geospatial and geosystems leaders. We attended a keynote presentation by Juergen Dold, the President and CEO of Leica Geosystems, in which he discussed how data collected from sensors in space, in the air, on the ground, and underwater is being processed into information to solve daily challenges. HXGN2014A recurring theme throughout the conference was how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are changing how we collect geospatial data – especially in Europe where UAVs are already being deployed on commercial surveying and mapping projects. This is a topic that we have been monitoring closer to home, where UAVs are currently restricted for commercial use by FAA regulations. The UAV landscape is changing though, and we expect the technology to ultimately have a positive impact on our projects.

We were invited to give a presentation as well, which was focused on multispectral imagery applications for natural resource management. HXGN_ZNPresenting along with AES, we discussed projects that we have collaborated on using imagery we collected with our Leica RCD30 digital aerial sensor. The topic of urban forestry management using aerial imagery for tree canopy assessments has drawn significant interest recently. Urban trees are under increasing threats from invasive pests like the Emerald Ash Borer in the Midwest.




Other topics we presented included vegetation management for gas and electrical transmission corridors and aquatic vegetation mapping. Overall the conference was a great opportunity to connect with leaders in the geospatial industry and see how other professionals are delivering the newest technology-driven solutions to their clients.

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