Lidar Short Courses at 2013 GSA Northeastern Section Meeting

Feb 19, 2013

Dave Tewksbury from Hamilton College got in touch to let us know that he'll be teaching a pair of lidar short courses at the 2013 Geological Society of America Northeastern Section Meeting in Bretton Woods, NH. Both courses are on Sunday, March 17th, with the first in the morning and the second in the afternoon.


Introduction to LiDAR
David Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Sun., 17 March, 9 a.m.-noon
What is LiDAR? How are LiDAR data collected? How can that data be used? This workshop will focus on Airborne Laser Swath Mapping (ALSM) and its application to the geological sciences, including base maps, identification of geomorphic features, glacial/periglacial landforms, landslides, and coastal changes. The workshop will also include a brief discussion of how ALSM differs from Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS). Sources for both processed and raw LiDAR data will be examined.

Seeing the Ground beneath the Trees: Working with LiDAR Data in ArcGIS
David Tewksbury, Hamilton College.
Sun., 17 March, 1-4 p.m. Limit: 15 participants.
This is a hands-on workshop working with LiDAR LAS files in ArcGIS 10.1. LAS data of the northern Crawford Notch area will be processed to create both Digital Surface Models (DSM), Digital Terrain Models (DTM) as well as intensity image. Sources for both processed and raw LiDAR data will be examined as well.