Assessing Trails: LiDAR Assisted Trail Topography Evaluation (LATTE)

Sponsored by Rhino Marking & Protection Systems. This webinar will discuss a state-of-the-art LiDAR technology solution for trail management, LATTE.

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April 29, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:30 PM (Eastern Time)


FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost: FREE


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Thanks to the generous sponsorship from Rhino Marking and Protection Systems, this webinar (and learning credits) is free to the public.


Webinar Outline

PLEASE NOTE: This webinar will NOT include live Q&A due to the nature of the content and detailed answers, as well as the possible need to look up information in order to fully answer an attendees' question. The presenters do intend to answer all questions in writing following the webinar and a document will be shared with attendees as well as posted on this webinar's webpage. Email your question to [email protected] or feel free to email the presenters directly.

Expanding from a brief explanation provided in our November 5, 2020 webinar Technology in Trail Building and Planning: Drones and LiDAR, this webinar will discuss a state-of-the-art LiDAR technology solution for trail management, LATTE. This scientific approach to assessment removes the subjective variability inherent in common approaches. The methodology incorporates geospatial technologies used in other industries to produce measured baseline conditions, as well as subsequent changes. These results can then be converted into trail maintenance and construction/reconstruction data that will guide in the management of trail resources, prioritization of agenda and real time data on existing conditions. Data results can be processed from the office to set up a strategic management plan based on comprehensive measurements rather than subjective observations.

Join Matt Woodson of Okanogan Trail Construction, Inc. and Zachary Radel of Cooper Aerial Survey Co. for the latest on this groundbreaking trail technology.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what LiDAR technology is
  • Learn about the best use of the technology
  • See examples of present day use of the technology based on definitive measurements rather than subjective observations


This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).

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Webinar Partners


Matthew Woodson, Owner/Founder, Ocotillo Trail Consulting
Glenwood, New Mexico

Matt Woodson has been a wilderness trails development contractor for more than 38 years. He has worked extensively on the remediation of multi-use trails. His work has even reached as far as Africa, working with the USFS International Program to train locals to build and maintain trails to promote land/wildlife conservation efforts for the African gorilla, as well as working in National Parks in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Zachary Radel, Sr. Project Manager, Cooper Aerial Survey Co.

Zachary Radel, Sr. Project Manager, CMS – UAV, has over 17 years in the geospatial community. Beginning his career as an aerial photographer, Zachary has logged over 100,000 miles during aerial acquisition, perfected flight management and metric camera management. After surviving a plane crash in 2011 while on an aerial mission, he transitioned his skills into project management. Since that time, Zachary has managed over 500 + aerial photogrammetric and LiDAR projects. He serves as the primary point of contact for new projects.


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