Our world is constantly being captured through GPS, cameras, satellites, and scanners and rendered by algorithms into navigable maps of Planet Earth. But how are 3D maps really made? How is the data collected?
Hear from some of the hottest startups in the field about the science and technology behind 3D map making-from data collection, to processing, to display-and discover how you can make your own 3D maps.
Louay Eldada is Founder and CEO of Quanergy Systems, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based company developing and manufacturing 3D mapping LiDAR sensors and real-time sensing systems. He is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and sold three businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Prior to Quanergy, Eldada held executive and senior positions at SunEdison, HelioVolt, Amprius, DuPont, Telephotonics, Corning, Honeywell, and IBM. He received 50 technical awards and 66 patents. He holds a Ph.D. degree in optoelectronics from Columbia University and studied business administration at Harvard, MIT, and Stanford.
Eric Fischer is a data artist and software developer at Mapbox. He was previously an artist in residence at the Exploratorium in San Francisco and before that was on the Android team at Google. His work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art and has appeared in many web and print publications including Wired, Popular Science, and Best American Infographics. He is particularly interested in using geographic data to understand and improve the pedestrian and transit experience in cities.
Dan Lopez is an innovative entrepreneur and architect who has advised a wide variety of web-centric businesses and brands by lending his creative, strategic, and technological vision. With leadership and technology experience that spans over a decade, Mr. Lopez is a seasoned startup and open source veteran, with domain expertise in Federal, Defense, and consumer web. Having served as Director of Technology at JUXT in the heart of Silicon Valley, and Web Architect at the Linux Foundation, he has built bleeding edge consumer-facing technology and applications. Mr. Lopez leverages his engineering expertise, and a focus on open source and cloud technologies, to harness imagination and entrepreneurial spirit.
Antoine Martin earned Master’s of Sciences in Electronics and Ocean Engineering and has worked with companies from Fortune 50 to startups in the areas of airborne surveying and robotics. He has been working in the UAV/Drone sector since 2008, helping over 25 companies expand their business in this emerging industry. He joined Pix4D in 2014 to lead the US office, Pix4D Inc, supporting US customers and partners to grow their own businesses by using automated image processing. Pix4D is a spinoff of the EPFL in Switzerland.