Session Two - 6 Oct

A session by Mark Bell, Paddy Corkery, David Eagle and Jonathan Iliffe
1Spatial, LM-JV, 1Spatial and University College London

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10.40 Networking Break Join the rest of the event attendees for a virtual tea break and networking session– You can choose to stay on your table or move to meet with others. Chat openly as a table or privately. Meet with our in house data experts and find out more about the solutions on offer in the ‘side lounges’.

10.50 Paddy Corkery, Lead Digital Engineer, LM-JV - 1Data Gateway SCDQ for Ecology Surveys – Delivering better data?

Transportation infrastructure build and maintenance projects are large and complex activities, requiring support from multiple tiers of different organisations, each with their own functional expertise. Environment and Ecological Impact Assessments (EIAs) are mandated in the enabling phases of build projects, and aim to minimise harm and to maximise benefits for biodiversity resulting from any new infrastructure build.

Fundamental to the EIAs are surveys, which aim to collect data about the current environmental and ecological coverage across project areas. Data about bats, badgers newts, and others are collected from within the field using a variety of tools and processes by organisations within the supply chain. The wide variety of tools and processes used to collect the EIA data can result in a wide variety of quality, potentially calling for further post processing or manual rework within the field, both costly options.

Two of Europe’s most prominent and innovative engineering and construction companies – Laing O’Rourke and Murphy – have come together to form LM, a powerful joint venture, ready to support the growing number of major transport infrastructure projects across the UK. LM is the Enabling Works Partner of HS2 tasked with managing the EIAs for the northern area of Phase 1. In conjunction with LM, 1Spatial have developed an Ecology Survey Data Quality Portal which can be used by JV suppliers to ensure only data confirming to the HS2 specifications is submitted to them.

11.05 David Eagle, Head of FME Division - Extracting information from data with FME

Information resides in data, data resides in a format... but what if you can't read that format? What if you can't query the file or the database? What if your asset inventory needs to be restructured before you submit it to your client? What if you need to inspect your GIS land ownership dataset and overlay your CAD and BIM plans to do an initial review to spot clashes? What if...You need FME, that's what! In this session David Eagle, 1Spatial's FME Division Manager will explain a little about the support that FME has for some of the common data 'containers' used in the AEC industry and how that can speed up data interrogation and exchange.

11.20 Jonathan Iliffe, Head of the Geomatics Section at University College London - HS2 and SnakeGrid

The coordinate system implemented for the HS2 project is based on the SnakeGrid concept, developed by Jonathan Iliffe at University College London. This talk will give a brief introduction to what SnakeGrid is and why it is used, its characteristics in terms of its use on HS2 and other projects, and explain what is needed to use data in this coordinate reference system.

11.30 Keynote session - details coming soon

11.50 Virtual Tea Break and Networking

Join the rest of the event attendees for a virtual tea break and networking session– You can choose to stay on your table or move to meet with others. Chat openly as a table or privately. Meet with our in house data experts and find out more about the solutions on offer in the ‘side lounges’.

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