Merrick’s Bethel to Present at LiDAR Mapping Conference "Automated LiDAR Quality Control" Will Be the Topic

Denver, CO – Jan. 17, 2013 – Merrick’s Matt Bethel, GISP, Director of
Technology, will present at the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF)13
Conference held 2/11 – 2/13 in Denver, Colorado. Bethel’s presentation on
"Automated LiDAR Quality Control" will be in the Centennial Ballroom ABC in
the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center at 4 PM Tuesday,
February 12. Bethel’s talk will focus on his detailed understanding of
industry quality control (QC) standards and relevant QC approaches. In
addition, he will provide insight into the automated LiDAR QC tools, which
are used to verify compliance to a project’s design specifications for
accuracy standards and the completeness of data deliverables.

According to Bethel, utilizing the recent release of the LiDAR Base
Specification Version 1.0 from the National Geospatial Program (NGP) within
the US Geological Survey (USGS) means many airborne data acquisition
projects in the US have leveraged this specification to support their LiDAR
data acquisition activities. "While the primary intent of the USGS’ LiDAR
specification is to enforce compliance to a single specification for the
USGS and create consistency across all of the USGS funded LiDAR projects,
most data recipients do not have a sufficient QC workflow or QC tools to
fully review all of the LiDAR data deliverables," said Bethel. "Utilizing an
effective automated QC approach may significantly impact the overall success
of elevation projects across the country," he added. "The goal of this
presentation will be to show how LiDAR data can be tested against this
specification, and done so in its entirety, not just upon representative

Merrick is an established airborne data acquisition vendor that stays on the
leading edge of products, services, and programs using current and emerging
geospatial technologies. The firm’s clients range from defense and
intelligence agencies to local and state government, energy, and water
resources organizations.

Merrick’s Geospatial will be exhibiting at the ILMF Conference at Booth #45.


To learn more about Merrick & Company, contact:
Erinn Harkness, Corporate Communications Manager
Direct: +1 303 353 3559
Fax: +1 303 751 2581

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