Information and discussion related to high-resolution lidar topography for the Earth sciences
Via email, a call for abstracts for an EGU 2012 session on terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) in geomorphology:
Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) in Geomorphology- EGU 2012 (Vienna, 22-27 April 2012)
Via the OpenTopography administered Geoscience Lidar LISTSERV comes this announcement on a 2012 EGU session on Digital Landscapes: Quantitative Interrogation and Use to Examine Geomorphic Processes. The emphasis is on quantitative applications of digital terrain data at all resolutions.
The 2012 European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna will feature a session on lidar - Laser Scanning: 3D Spatial Data, Analysis, and Infrastructures in Geosciences. The session announcement is below and abstract submission is open.
Mike Oskin (UC Davis), Ramon Arrowsmith (ASU), and I will be teaching a lidar short course October 24 and 25, 2011 at University of California, Davis. The course, Imaging and Analyzing Southern California’s Active Faults with High-Resolution Lidar Topography, will focus on lidar technology, data processing and analysis techniques.
Ramesh Shrestha, Director of the NSF National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) has announced NCALM's annual call for proposals to their graduate student seed project program. This program collects LiDAR data for up to ten graduate student PIs who require data for their research.
Via the GEOMORPHLIST comes this announcement about upcoming sessions on the topic of "close range morphological measurement for the Earth sciences" organized by Working Group V6 of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).
David Haddad, a PhD student at Arizona State University and one of the most frequent users of OpenTopography, recently sent along a PDF document that he has prepared on his recent work using lidar data accessed via OT to constrain meter-scale offsets along strike-slip faults in southern California. David's document provides an overview of the workflow involved in calculating surface slip offsets using LiDAR-derived DEMs and is a nice tutorial on how to access data from OT.
Community Workshop Announcement:
CHARTING THE FUTURE OF TERRESTRIAL LASER SCANNING (TLS) IN THE EARTH SCIENCES AND RELATED FIELDS
This workshop will be held at the Millennium Harvest House Hotel in Boulder, Colorado on October 17-19, 2011.
Workshop registration is now open. To register and apply for support please visit: http://www.unavco.org/community/meetings-events/2011/tls/tls.html