Mobile LiDAR Scanning for Engineering and Design on Railways: The METROLINX-GO Transit Project
James Ferguson OLS, General Manager, Tulloch Mapping Solutions
In November 2015 Tulloch Engineering's Mapping group was contracted to provide a complete engineering survey of six Metrolinx railway commuter corridors originating from Union Station in Toronto. Tulloch used a unique combination of mobile LiDAR, static LiDAR and conventional infill ground survey to complete the project. The survey is in support of the engineering design for Metrolinx's $4 billion Electrification project. James will describe the project , survey control, Mobile LiDAR and project deliverables as well as the unique and complex logistical challenges of surveying in heavily active transportation corridors.
James is a Senior Executive with over 30 years’ experience in the field of Geomatics. He has been President and CEO of a geographically diverse LiDAR, mapping and software firm of 120 employees.
James is a university graduate in Survey Science from University of Toronto (specializing in statistics and satellite positioning) and a registered professional surveyor with a certification in Geodesy. He has worked in the field of geodesy, surveying and mapping for over 30 years, both domestically and abroad. For many years, James developed and delivered training in GPS and geodetic network design and analysis, and was involved in software development. Over the years, James also spearheaded many large survey projects in the areas of GPS Control Networks, Airborne LiDAR and Mobile LiDAR Scanning.
In 2011 James was the recipient of the AOLS Centenary Award, which recognizes contributions to the survey profession in Ontario.