Michael Frecks, PLS, is the Survey/LiDAR manager for TREKKS's Omaha area office with direct responsibility for nationwide mobile LiDAR services. Michael has 43 years of land surveying experience with extensive knowledge and hands on experience with LiDAR applications since 2000. He has worked with DOTs, owners and AEC firms on more than 300 successful projects using various mobile LiDAR systems. His extensive surveying experience supporting civil transportation includes: GPS (static, post-process kinematic chains and real time kinematic); total stations (field to finish and back to field, robotic total stations); static scanning (phase based and time of flight); mobile (line scanners and 3D-field-of-view systems). This foundation provides the spatial recognition needed for mobile LiDAR acquisition and QA/QC. Over the course of his career, he has performed beta testing on survey software and hardware for Leica Geosystems because of his knowledge of project workflows and interactions.
September 3-5, 2024 • Caesars Forum • Las Vegas