Author: Michael Olsen

Michael Olsen

Michael Olsen ... Michael is an Assistant Professor of Geomatics in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University. He chairs the ASCE Geomatics Spatial Data Applications Committee and is on the editorial board for the ASCE Journal of Surveying Engineering. He has BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah and a Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. He has also worked as an Engineer in Training for West Valley City. His current areas of research include terrestrial laser scanning, remote sensing, GIS, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, hazard mitigation, and 3D visualization. He teaches geomatics and geotechnical engineering courses at OSU where he has developed new, ground-breaking courses in Digital Terrain Modeling course and Building Information Modeling. Recent projects he has been involved with include: earthquake reconnaissance (following the American Samoa and Chile earthquakes and tsunamis), landslide analysis for the US 20 realignment, seacliff erosion mapping using LIDAR for San Diego County and Oregon, liquefaction hazard mapping for Utah, and modeling and studying historical buildings such as the Palazzo Medici and Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy.
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LiDAR in Da Hood

One of the things that I have learned in various teaching training workshops is to stretch yourself to do things that are out…


Laser Scanning Book Review

Greetings! This month, I would like to review the recently published (Summer 2010) book Airborne and Terrestrial Laser Scanning, edited by Vosselman and…


Engaging Youth at SPAR 2011

A new topic introduced at SPAR 2011 was the Engaging Youth session which highlighted the opportunities and avenues for introducing exciting 3D technologies…