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Sean Lackie

BC Hydro

Sessions in which Sean Lackie attends

Monday 6 November, 2023

Time Zone: (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
1:30 PM
1:30 PM MST - 3:00 PM MST | 1 hour 30 minutes
Reality Capture & Digital Twins

This workshop will cover the basics of deep learning:- What is deep learning?- A typical workflow using deep learning technology to identify objects (hands-on)- Issues to be aware of when using deep learning technology.- Options for deep learning tools.You need to bring a wifi equipped laptop, as we will be using a cloud-based virtual machine for you to do the exercises.Location: SAIT - 

7:00 PM
7:00 PM MST - 8:00 PM MST | 1 hour
Expo Leadership Program

Step into the exciting realm of the inaugural GoGeomatics Expo in Calgary, a historic event that is set to make waves in Canada's geospatial sector. This compelling panel discussion will delve into the groundbreaking significance of this first-of-its-kind expo, exploring why it is a game-changer for both the public and private sectors, and how it charts a new course for the geospatial industry in Canada. This panel discussion takes place after the expo reception buffet. Participants must b...

Tuesday 7 November, 2023

Time Zone: (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
10:00 AM
10:00 AM MST - 10:45 AM MST | 45 minutes
Reality Capture & Digital Twins

Join us for a riveting panel discussion featuring leading experts in the realm of reality capture. As the industry stands on the precipice of monumental change, this session aims to unpack the intricacies of current challenges, explore the intricacies of the digital twin concept, and envision the future trajectory of reality capture. Our esteemed panelists, with their wealth of knowledge and diverse experiences, will shed light on the multifaceted struggles the industry grapple...

10:30 AM
10:30 AM MST - 10:55 AM MST | 25 minutes
Expo BIM/GIS Program

SUMMARYWith the increasing focus on damage prevention, public safety concerns, and environmental damage due to underground utility strikes, it has become more critical to accurately locate, store, and be able to visualize subsurface utilities. We show several key technical and business details when implementing a subsurface mapping system from data collection to the use of machine learning for 3D modelling and visualization and give real-world examples and use cases of the different le...

11:00 AM
11:00 AM MST - 11:25 AM MST | 25 minutes
Geomatics for Climate Resiliency

At the Earth Observation for the Environment Laboratory in The University of Calgary, we have been conducting research in developing remote sensing-based forecasting system for forest fire danger conditions since 2009. In the scope of this presentation, the chronology of such developments at daily, 4-day, and 8-day time scales will be discussed. We believe that these would be critical for managing forest fire regimes in Canada and elsewhere in the world.

11:30 AM
11:30 AM MST - 11:55 AM MST | 25 minutes
Earth Observation Program

Planet scans the entire land mass of the planet nearly everyday with high resolution multispectral imagery, enabling exciting new opportunities and solving old challenges for digital transformations and sustainable business acceleration. Now with our growing fleet of 8-band Superdoves in orbit, the launch of our Planetary Variables - daily soil moisture, temperature, crop and forest biomass, etc - we have evolved even greater capabilities for a new era of Earth Observation technologies. In th...

12:00 PM
12:00 PM MST - 12:25 PM MST | 25 minutes
Geomatics for Climate Resiliency

LiDAR continues to be a cornerstone of the mapping industry. Since its inception, the technology has evolved from sole use on manned aircraft to being used on UAVs and mobile mapping platforms. As the LiDAR industry continues to evolve, our panel of experts will discuss what current and future trends impacting this industry. Join our award-winning panelists for an exciting discussion. Bring your questions. 

12:30 PM
12:30 PM MST - 12:55 PM MST | 25 minutes
Surveying & Precision Measurement

Geodetic Reference Systems are the foundation for geospatial data, serving as the official reference for latitude, longitude, height and gravity in Canada.  There are many contributors to providing such standards to Canadians, including Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments, the private sector, academia, and others.  Users will know that every few years there are new versions introduced of the datums or reference frames. A change in reference system, however, invo...

1:45 PM
1:45 PM MST - 3:15 PM MST | 1 hour 30 minutes
Earth Observation Program

The workshop focuses on the role of Cloud Optimized Point Clouds (COPC) datasets and the SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC) within geospatial cloud systems. Attendees will gain insights into the Pointcloud Data Abstraction Library (PDAL) and the nuances of creating cloud-native metadata. Demonstrations will showcase practical methods for managing and processing large datasets in cloud infrastructures.COPC & STAC Overview: Gain a clear understanding of COPC datasets and the role of...

2:15 PM
2:15 PM MST - 2:40 PM MST | 25 minutes
Geomatics for the Public Good

Incidents involving dangerous goods, including flammable gases and liquids, can happen at any time and in any place. When they do, Emergency Response Assistance Canada's 320+ members count on us to provide a safe and effective emergency response 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.Various GIS solutions exist within Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC) to support these functions. Examples include our resource locator tool that spatially queries and returns key information from 40+...

2:45 PM
2:45 PM MST - 3:10 PM MST | 25 minutes
Geomatics for the Public Good

Creating, managing and sharing geospatial information has never been easier, but how do we ensure the information we are using to make key business decisions is current, correct, accurate and the best fit for purpose?  This session will explore the different types of geospatial information assets being used at The City and the different tools, methods and standards that are being used capture, manage and share authoritative City data across the organization and to the Citizens of Calgary.

3:30 PM
3:30 PM MST - 3:55 PM MST | 25 minutes
Expo BIM/GIS Program

As GIS professionals, we understand the pivotal role that geospatial data plays in decision-making across various industries. Now, imagine harnessing that power to transform facility management. This presentation delves into VertiGIS FM, a groundbreaking solution that revolutionizes facility management through the lens of spatial intelligence, creating new opportunities and efficiencies across organizations.

4:00 PM
4:00 PM MST - 4:25 PM MST | 25 minutes
Reality Capture & Digital Twins

Learn how newly implemented surface modeling tools employing artificial intelligence reduce the turnaround time of point cloud surface models by 400% while maintaining high-fidelity results around break lines. Faster ground extraction routines for UAV data can be achieved without the need for classification or noise removal. In this presentation, we'll discuss several examples including how a query volume calculation project compared with traditional modeling workflows yielded nearly exact...