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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November 05, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:15 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:15 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:15 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:15 PM (Eastern Time)

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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 briefly explain his use of LiDAR technology. We will host an entire webinar on this topic in Spring of 2021. Stay tuned for a link to register. 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 dive deep into demonstrating 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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Jon Altschuld, Founder and Principal, Chinook Landscape Architecture, LLC
Centennial, Colorado

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.

 

Tony Boone, COO, Timberline TrailCraft
Salida, Colorado

Tony Boone is a pioneer in the evolution and art of planning and creating sustainable trails for mountain bikers, hikers, runners, and equestrians, having completed over 400 successful trail projects encompassing fifteen U.S. states and nine countries. 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 trail dozer training for 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. During his career, Tony has taught over 3,000 students worldwide the art of sustainable trail design, construction, and management.

Currently, Tony is the owner of Tony Boone Trails and the Business Development Specialist for Timberline Trailcraft. Tony holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Animal Science, and a Master of Education focused in Outdoor Adventure Recreation.

 

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.

 


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