2020 VAS Winter Seminar & Board Meeting
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When: Friday, January 17, 2020
8:00 AM
Where: Hyatt Regency Fairfax
12777 Fair Lakes Circle
Fairfax, Virginia  22033
United States
Contact: Khea Adams

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2020 Winter Seminar & Board Meeting
January 17 & 18
Hyatt Regency Fairfax
12777 Fair Lakes Circle
Fairfax, VA  22033

Hosted by the Mount Vernon Chapter

Hyatt Regency Fairfax-Exterior

Hotel Information

If you need a hotel room please, call Khea at 844-414-1466 TODAY.  Rooms still may be available at the special VAS seminar rate.  She will make every effort to accommodate your request.   

Registration Fees Member


Seminar before 1/6/2020
$270  $310
Seminar after 1/6/2020
$310  $350
Registration fee includes seminar, breakfast, lunch, and breaks. *Cancellation must be received by January 6, 2020 to receive a full refund minus the $50 processing fee. Any cancellation after January 6, 2020 will not be refunded.    
 Schedule of Events
January 17, 2020

7:00 AM -
8:00 AM
Breakfast  Virginia Suites
8:00 AM -
12:00 PM

Reality Capture and the Surveyor’s Role in the BIM Process

Virginia Suites

This session will begin with a discussion on the various Reality Capture tools, their differences, and where to implement each of them. Included will be examples of how hardware and software has streamlined the Scan to BIM process and what the surveyor’s role in BIM has become. There will also be a case study tracing one surveyor’s journey into the 3D/4D/5D digital environment and how a Reality Capture program is being developed and implemented. Specific use cases will be shown demonstrating how these tools are rapidly gaining popularity and why it is becoming the standard.

  Presenters: Brian M. Elbe, PS, Reality Capture Consultant, Leica Geosystems, Inc. and Shaun Lewis, PLS, Senior Manager, Reality Capture, Clark Construction Group, LLC

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch and General Membership Meeting

                                                                          SPECIAL NOTICE
In accordance with the bylaws of the Virginia Association of Surveyors, Article II, Paragraphs 2 and 3, Board of Directors, at its meeting on September 21, 2019 voted to call a Special General Membership Meeting.

There will be one item on the meeting agenda as follows:

**Proposed changes to the policy manual under “Education”, “Operational Procedures for Education Committee” to include consideration of disbursement of seminar profits to the VAS Education Trust

If you are NOT attending the seminar and only attending the lunch and general membership meeting, please email khea@vasurveyors.org.  We must have accurate headcounts so please email Khea NO LATER THAN JANUARY 13 !!

Commonwealth Ballroom CD

1:00 PM -
5:00 PM

Remote Sensing Techniques from Aerial, Mobile and Static Collection Methods

Virginia Suites

Remote sensing in the 21st century has evolved into collecting high resolution digital imagery and high-density LiDAR from multiple platforms, such as fixed wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), highway and rail vehicles and terrestrial scanners. These advanced sensors collect positional and rotational data, referred to as Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), simultaneously with imagery and LiDAR. Airborne GPS data is used in conjunction with survey ground control to calibrate and register the imagery and point clouds.

The combination of multiple platform technologies creates advantages, such as a cost savings for both the client and project owner; achieving high accuracy design data; reducing field survey schedule; and increasing safety, accuracy and laser penetration in obscured areas.

Like any advancement in technology, there are many challenges that are associated with merging multiple LiDAR datasets from different platforms to create a seamless product.  Potential challenges include mismatches in the calibration or alignment; gaps, excessive overlap, separations in the point cloud; and various collection times and density causing variations in surface models. 

In this session we will explore the sensors, equipment, procedures and mapping products generated from remote sensing applications. Specific topics will include discussions on photogrammetry; aerial, mobile and terrestrial LiDAR; orthophotography; and compliance with ASPRS Positional Accuracy Standards for Digital Geospatial Datasets.

  Presenters: Robert Kundrick, PLS (Aerial/Terrestrial LiDAR); Joseph Kovach, SP (Photogrammetry); and Jonathan Austin (Mobile LiDAR), GPI Geospatial
  8 CPU/PDHs for Seminar

6:00 PM

Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Fairfax in the NoVa Grill Restaurant
(Participants will be billed individually for their dinner.  However, an accurate headcount is needed.  Please indicate on the registration form if you will attend the dinner or email khea@vasurveyors.org if you are NOT attending seminar and only the dinner)

NoVa Grill

January 18, 2020

7:00 AM -
8:00 AM
Breakfast  Virginia Suites
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM             
VAS Board of Directors Meeting
Virginia Suites