LIDAR Magazine: Let's all do the Z bump!

Lewis Graham

Originally published by LIDAR Magazine
 August 9, 2019

I just returned from the summer meeting of the Transportation Research Board’s AFB-80 committee. This is a standing committee that deals with high accuracy geospatial data acquisition for transportation applications. We always have a lot of very interesting presentations at this conference but seldom big surprises. This year was an exception when (gasp!) Dr. Michael Dennis of NGS announced that the US Survey foot will be deprecated when the new 2022 spatial reference system comes online. There was a bit of banter that, in the current political climate, we might have to rename the International Foot the “American Freedom Foot…” I pleaded that we just jump to the metric system but, sadly, that is not going to happen.

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