Speaker Bio & Abstract

Mohamed Mostafa Lead Technical Authority, Mobile Mapping
Applanix Corporation

BiographyDr. Mohamed M.R. Mostafa is the Lead Technical Authority, Mobile Mapping at Applanix. Dr. Mostafa obtained his Ph.D. in geomatics engineering from The University of Calgary. He has over 20 years of experience in system design, development, integration, calibration, and quality control for airborne, land, and indoor surveying and mapping. He has managed and delivered projects in the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East and has contributed to more than 200 technical publications, including the Manual of Photogrammetry 5th edition and the DEM User Manual. He served as Vice President of Commission 1 (sensors and platforms) for the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and as the Chair of the Direct Georeferencing Committee of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). He was awarded 11 international awards in the last 30 years. AbstractHD Mapping using Professional Grade Mobile Mapping SystemsThe evolution of high-definition (HD) maps already started and they are here to stay. HD Maps are:
A necessity for self-driving vehicles
Particularly developed for self-driving purposes
Comprehensive: they contain multi-category and multi-layer information
Accurate to 1 cm level (1/2)
Machine readable
Contain geometric information such as road boundaries, DSM, orthomosaics, directions
Contain semantic information such as pedestrian crossings, road signs, stop signs, traffic lights, sidewalks, lane boundaries, intersections, parking spots, traffic speeds, etc.

On the other hand, professional grade Land Mobile Mapping Systems are currently being used to survey the roads and extract the so-called street furniture for asset mapping and management purposes by municipalities, regional, state, and federal governments around the globe. Land Mobile Mapping Systems typically comprise a group of sensors including GNSS, Inertial, LiDAR, cameras, DMI, etc. In order to consistently and repeatedly achieve the required accuracy using mobile mapping systems for HD Mapping, a number of mechanisms for project planning, data acquisition, data processing, calibration and quality control are required. Upon completion of the aforementioned steps, vectorization and digitization takes place in order to extract the necessary information required to develop the HD maps.

This presentation addresses the best technical practices for land mobile mapping systems data acquisition, processing, calibration, and quality control in order to repeatedly maintain the required HD mapping accuracy while maintaining high efficiency in an automated/semi-automated environment.