2020 Virtual Content - 2021 Dates Coming Soon

Unique Applications

Mar 25 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
202 AB

Unique Applications

Track Names: UNIQUE APPLICATIONS, Wednesday 11:30 - 12:30
Session Date: Mar 25 2020 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Solving compliance for micromobility vehicles through portable LIDAR mapping

E-scooters and other micromobility vehicles have exploded onto the urban landscape. While they provide a welcome boost to mobility for citizens, they also create dangerous situations by riding in pedestrian zones and parking in illegal areas. Cities are instituting regulations which prohibit such activities. Yet, 2D maps and GPS lack the precision to ensure compliance. Being left few options, operators are now looking for more advanced technologies to evolve their platforms. Precise, semantic 3D maps are the solution. A vehicle must know the exact location and dimensions of regions of interest (e.g., sidewalks, parking zones) to enforce compliance. Portable LIDAR mapping is an efficient method to generate such maps. A case study is presented wherein a portable LIDAR system was used to create a rich semantic map of an urban environment. The map data is integrated directly into micromobility vehicles to enforce compliance at a hardware level.


Ryan Measel


Lidar in Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball has some unique uses for geospatial information. As ball-tracking technology in MLB improves, more accurate information about the game environment is needed to provide better context for the tracking data. This paper shares how MLB uses lidar technology to collect data about ballparks and applications which seek to improve our understanding and presentation of the game.


Q&A and panel discussions with session presenters

There will be a 15 minute Q&A /panel discussion with the presenters of the Unique Applications session.



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