Minnesota Department of Transportation LiDAR Asset Management Project

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is holding a webinar on February 19. 2015 at 10am-11:30am CST to discuss their mobile LiDAR asset management program.  You can register here.   Below is what is the scheduled agenda.

A growing number of transportation agencies are experimenting with mobile LiDAR as a method for collecting very accurate roadway asset data. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Metro District issued a contract designed at using a combination of LiDAR and imagery data to create a GIS based inventory of barriers and plate beam guardrail. The goals of the project were to:

• Obtain filtered and classified mobile LiDAR data on several road segments within the Metro.
• Obtain a metro-wide data set of imagery compatible with Trimble Trident 3-D Analyst (referred to as Extraction Software through the remainder of the document).
• Utilize part of the processed LiDAR data for a 2016 design project.
• Utilize part of the LiDAR for visual rendering and internal presentations to MnDOT staff.
• Extract barrier attribute and condition data from images creating a GIS based inventory.
• Create a management plan for the barrier.
The project came in under budget and provided far more data than traditional processes. This webinar features Metro District’s Trisha Stefanski, P.E. and Brad Canaday, LS. Trisha Stefanski leads the Infrastructure Asset Management unit and is a member of MnDOT’s Transportation Asset Management (TAM) Plan Steering Committee and TAM Software Acquisition Selection Committee. She also Chairs the District’s GIS Committee. Brad Canaday leads the Metro District’s Surveys group. Brad leads the effort to incorporate the use of static and mobile laser scanning at MnDOT for asset extraction.

Richard B. (Dick) Albin, P.E., with the FHWA’s Resource Center Safety and Design Technical Services Team, will be the moderator.


About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25048141&trk=tab_pro His views are his own and not of his employer.
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