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Pierpont C&TC Sponsors Remote Sensing Seminar Impact
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Pierpont C&TC Sponsors Remote Sensing Seminar

Dec 12, 2006

The Canaan Valley Institute, West Virginia Society of Professional Surveyors, American Council of Engineering Companies of West Virginia (ACEC/WV) and Pierpont Community & Technical College of Fairmont State University are sponsoring a "Remote Sensing Seminar 'LiDAR, Digital Imagery & GIS.'"

The day-long event, planned for Jan. 10, 2007, in Bridgeport at Fairmont State's Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center, Hangar "B," Harrison-Marion Regional Airport. Instructors will be Canaan Valley Institute staff and industry representatives. The cost will be $35 and includes instruction, materials and continental breakfast. Those attending will have lunch on their own. Four professional development hours of credit will be issued upon request. The class is limited to 65 students. Those who would like to attend should register by Jan. 2, 2007.

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The seminar will provide content of interest to surveyors; engineers; architects; GIS professionals; land developers; foresters; local city, county and state planning agencies; floodplain management officials; natural resource personnel; highways personnel; permitting officials; stream restoration designers; and construction supervisors/managers.

The seminar will present an overview of airborne remote sensing applications through the use of the latest, advanced LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and integrated digital photography systems. A technical overview of the LiDAR equipment, mission planning and GPS ground control planning will be discussed. Aircraft flight operation and on-board data collection along with final processing will be covered. GIS application regarding product usage by professional surveyors and engineers will be presented. Real-world applications using LiDAR technology will be discussed by representatives of industry and Canaan Valley Institute. During the seminar, the Canaan Valley Institute will have on display its aircraft and airborne remote sensing equipment.