Monday, March 4, 2013


Saturday, March 16, 2013
Embassy Suites
Conference Center
Omaha - La Vista
12520 Westport Pkwy
La Vista, NE 68128

8:30 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.

The UAS- Unmanned LiDAR Aerial Systems
This session will cover the Unmanned Aerial Systems that are impacting the market.  A brief history of drones will be covered followed by FAA regulations, flight plans, logistics, observed data, and accuracies. The Trimble X-100 will be presented and an actual flight will be shown using a simulator.
Frederick Bulger, P.E.
Trimble Navigation
Support Representative
5 Galaton Ct
Miamisburg, OH 45342
937-609-1160 cell
937-523-0340 fax

Fred Bulger has over 27 years of industry experience. He started out as civil engineer for a company in Chicago, Illinois. During his nine years for that company, he worked in varying capacities from a drafter to engineer to project engineer. He worked on notable projects such as the United Center and Comisky Park. Fred then teamed up with Trimble Navigation. Over the past 19 years, Fred has been a product manager, trainer and a support person. Fred has worked with and trained Surveyors and Engineers on Trimble equipment all across the United States.
In’s and Out’s of LiDAR RFPs

Nathan Watermeier
GIS Administrative Manager
Nebraska GIS Coordinator
Office of the CIO/NITC
501 South 14th Street Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
p: 402-471-3206

Nathan Watermeier is the GIS Coordinator for the State of Nebraska housed in the Office of the CIO. His role is working with the Nebraska Information Technology Commission’s GIS Council to advocate, manage and administer strategic plans, standards, and operational and technical policies as it relates to GIS. He will be coordinating shared service initiatives and administer an enterprise-wide state government environment and data sharing activities involving geospatial technologies, geodatabases and web services.

The majority of his career was spent at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where he was the Program Director for the Ohio Geospatial Program. He led the organization and various teams in the development of a geospatial and information systems infrastructure for supporting research and technology transfer activities. His specialized research and instructional training focused on GIS, remote sensing, mobile global positioning systems (GPS), and spatial analysis techniques on various agriculture, water management, and environmental topics. He is most noted for leading the development of a nation-wide geographic information data management system for type A influenza virus bio-security surveillance program for the USDA National Research Institute. Overall, his program accumulated over $10 million dollars in external support for technology development and education through USDA, National Science Foundation, NASA, and private funds. He spent time in private industry as a Director of Market Research and Site Selection for a commercial real estate developer locating and purchasing properties across the U.S. for senior living housing using geospatial technologies. He also served as the Dean of Communications, Information Technology, Construction, and Electronics Divisions at Southeast Community College. There he provided leadership for 13 academic programs with over 50 faculty including the information technologies, CADD, land survey, and civil engineering programs.