ION Alberta Lunch Meeting and Election – Thursday, April 13, 2017

Date: Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Time: Registration at 11:15, election at 11:45, presentation to start at noon

Location: EN G230, University of Calgary

Directions: http://ucmapspro.ucalgary.ca/RoomFinder/?Room=230&Building=eng

Parking: http://www.ucalgary.ca/map

Presentation Title

SLAM: A Technology for Unbounded Navigation

Speaker

Kristian Morin, Leica Geosystems

Abstract

Modern survey and navigation technologies provide solutions for discrete, bounded problems.  GNSS gives you positioning outside, but not inside.  Laser scanners measure a space, but don’t position it.  To overcome these barriers, SLAM (Simultaneous Location and Mapping) combines GNSS, Inertial, Imaging and Laser Scanning sensors to provide a continuous navigation solution inside, outside, underground or in complex environments.  This presentation will give an overview of the techniques used in SLAM.  It will present examples of how SLAM is used in the Leica Pegasus Backpack to unbind navigation problems both indoors and out.

Speaker’s Bio

Kristian Morin received his M.Sc. in Geomatics Engineering from the University of Calgary in 2003.  Since 2001 he has worked for various companies inside the Hexagon group; including Leica Geosystems and NovAtel in Calgary.  He currently leads a research team at Leica which develops SLAM solutions for applied navigation problems.

Notice of Election – 2017:
The election of the executive for 2017/2018 will be held at 11:45 on Thursday, April 13th in Room EN G230 at the University of Calgary. If you are interested in running for any of these positions, please contact the chapter treasurer, John Schleppe, at john.schleppe@novatel.ca.

The following members have offered to continue in the executive positions, but nominations from the floor will also be accepted:
*Vice Chair, Kyle O’Keefe has offered to continue
*Treasurer, John Schleppe has offered to continue

The following positions are open for nomination:
*Chair, open for nomination
*Secretary, open for nomination

All current ION members are entitled to run for office and to vote.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

To ensure that we have enough food and chairs on hand, we would appreciate if you could let us know if you will be attending by sending an email to one of the members of the executive:

Vice Chair: Kyle O’Keefe, kyle.okeefe@ucalgary.ca

Treasurer: John B. Schleppe, john.schleppe@novatel.ca

Secretary: Neil Gerein, neil.gerein@novatel.ca

Cost:

$18 members,

$20 non-members,

$15 students.

Notice of Election

The election of the executive for 2015/2016 will be held at noon on Tuesday, February 17th in Room ENE 328 at the University of Calgary. If you are interested in running for any of these positions, please contact the chapter treasurer, John Schleppe, at john.schleppe@novatel.ca.   The following members have offered to continue in the executive positions, but nominations from the floor will also be accepted:

*Chair, Mark Petovello has offered to continue
*Vice Chair, Kyle O’Keefe has offered to continue
*Treasurer, John Schleppe has offered to continue
*Secretary, Neil Gerein has offered to continue
All current ION members are entitled to run for office and to vote.