LIVE WEBINAR – GPS vs. Total Stations for Collision Investigation: Which Is Better?

Should you upgrade from your total stations to GNSS technology? This quick review will help you decide.

May 25, 2022  |  1 pm EDT

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    GPS technology—more accurately known as GNSS technology—has advanced significantly over the last decade. With an increased number of satellite systems, more consistent connectivity and sensors that let us tilt the pole and even capture images with our rover, GNSS technology is now one of the fastest and most reliable ways to handle data collection at a crash scene. But how much benefit do you really stand to gain by trading in your total stations for this approach?

    William Henningsen of Collision & Crime Forensic Solutions put the latest technology to the test. In this 60-minute webinar, he’ll walk you through his side-by-side workflow comparison using a GNSS rover and a total station for a collision investigation.

    You'll Learn

    • How much time you can really expect to save with GNSS technology
    • How GNSS can deliver improved safety and data integrity
    • How to eliminate signal obstructions and other challenges
    • How to create compelling scene diagrams quickly and effectively with your GNSS data
    • When total stations might be a better solution – and what you should know about recent technology advances
    • How to build a solid business case and find funding for a technology purchase

    Plus, hear from Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office as they share what they’ve learned in their recent transition from total stations to GNSS technology.

    Register now to learn how to stay safer on scene, clear scenes faster, and deliver better results. Can’t attend the live webinar? Register anyway, and we’ll send you a link to the recording.

    About the Instructor

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    William Henningsen is a 25-year veteran of the Omaha Police Department’s Forensic Investigations Unit (FIU) and is a trainer and consultant with Collision & Crime Forensic Solutions (CFS). He is certified as a Forensic Video Technician by the Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA). He is also certified as a Forensic Laser Scanner by Leica Geosystems and has been previously certified as a Crime Scene Analyst by the International Association for Identification (IAI). William serves as a Director of the International Association of Forensic and Security Metrology (IAFSM) and has been a member of that organization since its founding. William has been actively engaged in forensic mapping of crime scenes for more than 20 years with a diverse array of equipment. He led his agency in the progression of forensic mapping from pencil and paper to total station surveys to 3D laser scanning.  Most recently, William is engaged in building an sUAS mapping program with the Omaha Police Department that is rigorously compliant with both the FAA’s standards for Public Safety and NIST recommendations. As the manager/director of the Omaha Police Department’s FIU, William supervises a team of certified Crime Scene Investigators and Forensic Analysts at the largest police agency in the state of Nebraska.  In 2017, William led the Omaha Police Department to accreditation under the ISO 17020 standard in Crime Scene Investigation to include Forensic Mapping and Latent Print Examination. William continues to advise outside agencies and private forensic services on how to incorporate best practices in Forensic Mapping and achieve ISO 17020 accreditation. To date, he has been involved in the mapping and processing of 3D laser scan data from over 300 major crime scenes.  His testimony as an expert in the field of 3D laser scanning and data analysis has been accepted in the 4th Judicial District of Nebraska and the District Courts of Minnesota.

    To talk to a public safety expert who can guide you on the technology that will help your agency maximize efficiency and effectiveness, please contact us.

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