Before the holidays, UNAVCO announced the release of the preliminary report from the Community Workshop: Charting the Future of Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) in the Earth Sciences and Related Fields. Also available on the UNAVCO site are all presentations and breakout materials from the workshop.
OpenTopography was an active part of this workshop and we are very interested in data product, format, and metadata standards for TLS data. We plan to work closely with UNAVCO to facilitate access to TLS datasets via OpenTopography, and will use this report in part to guide our development activities. As a reminder, OT already hosts several TLS datasets which can be accessed at the bottom of the list on our Point Cloud and Custom DEM page.
Comments and feedback on the report are welcome and encouraged. Please send them to David Phillips: firstname.lastname@example.org