March 24th, 2021 - SLUG Meeting DiGISt

Minutes of the 45th Quarterly Salt Lake GIS Users Group (SLUG) meeting, held on March 24, 2021, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm virtually via Zoom. There were about 75 people in attendance today.

Business: 

Rachel Manko, SLUG Board

       Welcome to SLUG’s second virtual meeting. The meeting will be recorded and put on youtube so if anyone who could not attend today will be able to watch what they missed here.

Presentations:    

Corey Mecham – Rapid Response Systems

Corey presented on using remote sensing and UAVs can be used for environmental site assessment and remediation. The use of UAVs provide cost effective methods for data collection because of how simple they are to deploy more frequently. This allows for the collection of data that changes over time to be easily collected and shown to others who can’t be on site to see the changes.

Drones do more than just capture aerial images they also provide photogrammetry, lidar, thermal, multispectral, bathymetry, site models.

He talked about how the use of ground control points provide a consistent location since the images each have a set of coordinates.

Joe Borgione and Michael Duncan – Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District (MSD)

Joe and Michael showed their deployment of the address data management solution for the MSD. The basic process for this deployment is to add new streets, split existing street attributes, and drop address points.

Geography Humor Segment:

Zlatko Grebenar, SLUG Board

Last Week Tonight - Lessons in Geography. Watch here.

 

The next meeting is scheduled for May 19, 2021 and will be virtual again. More information to come on this.

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Thank you to our presenters and for joining us virtually. If you have any ideas for a presentation or any other matter, please contact a SLUG board member. We welcome short or long presentations on any projects that you might be working on that might benefit others. We appreciate your interest and support!