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2019 Geospatial Summit Update From NGS

The NGS has announced that the Draft Agenda for this summer’s 2019 Geospatial Summit, to be held in Silver Spring, Maryland May 6 – 7, 2019, is now available In addition, they issued a Call for Case Studies focusing on the expected impacts of the planned replacement of the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) and the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88).

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2019 Geospatial Summit

As many of you know who follow Lidar News, NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) is in the process of modernizing the horizontal and vertical datums for the U.S. geodetic survey control networks. This will take place in 2022,

The Summit will focus on the NGS plans to replace the current datums with an impressive upgrade that will have major impacts on not only the geodetic community, but the UAV and autonomous vehicle industry, among others, for many years to come.

If you have, or could develop a case study related to your geodetic survey work, that would examine the expected impact of replacing NAD 83 or NAVD 88, email NGS.Feedback@noaa.gov with your ideas by January 4, 2019 to be considered in the 2019 Geospatial Summit planning efforts.

This event will continue discussions from previous Geospatial Summits held in 2010, 2015, and 2017.

Visit the 2019 Geospatial Summit website to learn more, and stay subscribed to NGS NEWS to ensure you receive the latest updates.

It would be nice if the mobile lidar community was represented at this event as this is certain to affect them.

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