Adam Steer

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Dr Adam Steer

Professional Title: Other (please specify)
Other: Chief mischief maker

Primary domain: point cloud data, geospatial data services, 3D mapping, situational awareness

Organization name: Synthesis Technologies Pty Ltd

Organization type: Small and Medium Enterprise

City / Country: Canberra - Australia


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A diverse life! Current research interests focus on data services for point clouds (from any source) using a FOSS stack, and ongoing work using airborne LiDAR to estimate Antarctic sea ice thickness. I also work on development of situational awareness applications using accurate and timely 3D mapping data. Prior to that I worked as a bicycle mechanic while finishing a PhD on sea ice thickness estimation. My PhD, in turn, was based on work I did for the Australian Antarctic division as an airborne survey operator (LiDAR + aerial camera + GPS deployment), and as a field technician. In that life I developed innovative methods to co-register several different datasets, each collected in their own reference frame, on drifting sea ice.