NMU geography alumnus Nick Spittlemeister is one of three experts from Lake County Forest Preserves in Illinois who will participate in a free GPS World webinar on how the district uses HD aerial imagery to protect and maintain natural resources. He has worked there since 2016 and has more than 15 years' experience in GIS.
Spittlemeister helped the district secure a license with Nearmap, and has deployed it across its GIS system, from desktop software to web applications and native apps. Nearmap is sponsoring the webinar, titled Transforming Land and Asset Management with HD Aerial Imagery, at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 25.
Lake County Forest Preserves uses aerial imagery to monitor and track change over time with historical and current captures; assess and address invasive species growth with high-resolution imagery; and manage remote work challenges during COVID-19 to locate assets.