Technology in Trail Building and Planning: Drones and LiDAR

The use of emerging and evolving technologies such as drones, photogrammetry, RTK GPS, 3D modeling, and LiDAR technology to inventory and analyze existing trail conditions.

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Event Details

November 05, 2020

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)

Cost:

FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost:

  • CEUs are FREE for this webinar.
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    Closed Captioning is available for this webinar.
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    Webinar Outline


    The webinar will introduce a state-of-the-art technology solutions for trail assessments.

    Matt Woodson (Okanogan Trail Construction) will explain his use of LiDAR technology. This new scientific approach to assessment removes the subjective variability inherent in current approaches. The methodology incorporates geospatial technologies used in other industries to produce measurable baseline conditions as well as subsequent changes. These results can then be converted into trail maintenance and 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 definitive measurements rather than subjective observations.

    Jon Altschuld (Chinook Landscape Architecture) and Tony Boone (Tony Boone Trails) are using drone technology to help inventory and plan several nonmotorized trail projects, including the 18 Road Master Plan north of Fruita, Colorado and the Austin Bluffs Open Space Master Plan in Colorado Springs. This webinar will demonstrate how they are using emerging and evolving technologies such as drones, photogrammetry, RTK GPS, and 3D modeling to inventory and analyze the existing conditions, as well as to communicate design ideas and potential trail alignments. Lessons learned and the benefits of using these technologies will be shared, as well as startup/ongoing costs, licenses, and concerns for commercial drone use.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Types of drone data, how it can be collected and used
    • Drone costs, licenses, and liabilities
    • Understand what LiDAR technology is

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


    Presenters


    Jon Altschuld, Founder and Principal, Chinook Landscape Architecture, LLC

    Jon Altschuld is Landscape Architect (Colorado and California) with over 12 years of experience. As the founder and principal of Chinook Landscape Architecture, he is experienced in the design of natural areas, trails and open spaces, ecological restoration, parks, streetscapes, and transportation planning, and has an expertise in drone data collection, presentation graphics, 3D visualizations, master planning, and GIS mapping applications. His visualization work has been featured in the ASLA’s sustainable design practices video series and in various news pieces on new construction projects. Jon has taught numerous software workshops and given professional training on SketchUp, Vue, CAD, Lumion, and Adobe Graphics programs within the Planning, Architecture, & Landscape Architecture fields. Jon is currently co-authoring 'Drones in Professional Practice,' an educational and professional book set to be nationally published in late 2020.

    Contact: [email protected]

     

    Tony Boone, Owner, Timberline TrailCraft

    Tony is a Master of Outdoor Education in Outdoor Recreation with the Professional TrailBuilders Association, Chief Operating Officer with Timberline TrailCraft, LLC, and Principal with Tony Boone Trails, Inc. Tony is a pioneer in the evolution and art of planning and creating sustainable, machine-built trails for mountain bikers, hikers, runners and equestrians. His accomplishments include: the first official mountain bike patrol in Colorado in 1989, training eight International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Trail Care Crews (1997-2011), inspiring and conducting mechanized training for the IMBA Trail Solutions (2001), and contributing to three IMBA books: Trail Solutions: IMBA’s Guide to Building Sweet Singletrack, Managing Mountain Bikes: IMBA’s Guide to Providing Great Riding and Bike Parks: IMBA’s Guide to New School Trails. Tony has taught over 3,000 students worldwide in the art of sustainable trail design, construction, and management. View Tony’s full bio including notable works here.

    Contact: [email protected]

     

    Matthew Woodson, President and Founder, Okanogan Trail Construction

    Matt Woodson has been a wilderness trails development contractor for over 35 years. He has worked extensively on remediation of trails for use primarily by packers and horseback guiding across the U.S. His work has even reached as far Africa working with the USFS to train locals to build and maintain trails to promote land/wildlife conservation efforts for the African Guerilla.

    Contact: [email protected]

     


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    Learning Credits and CEUs

    American Trails is proud to be a certified provider of the following learning credits and continuing education opportunities:

    • American Institute of Certified Planners Continuing Maintenance (AICP CM)
    • Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES PDH)
    • National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) CEU equivalency petition
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    Disclaimer

    While we may individually agree (or disagree) in whole or in part with any or all of the participants, the views expressed in these webinars are not necessarily representative of the views of American Trails as an organization or its board and staff.


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