Geodetic Imaging Using LiDAR Session at AGU Meeting of the Americas, Cancun, Mexico

Jan 25, 2013

The American Geophysical Union Meeting of the Americas, May 14-17, 2013 in Cancun, Mexico will host a session on Geodetic imaging with lidar. The session description:

Airborne lidar enables researchers to make 'bare earth' geodetic images of areas for which no accurate topographic maps exist. In addition to mapping surface displacements associated with seismic events, landslides, and storm damage, recent airborne lidar observations have captured archaeological ruins hidden beneath tropical rain forests in Belize, Mexico, and Honduras, revolutionizing the practice of archaeology in Mesoamerica. This session will focus on recent scientific results obtained from lidar based bare earth geodetic images, with a special interest in scientific findings enabled by the ability to map with meter resolution, for the first time, remote regions shrouded by heavy vegetation, including tropical rain forests.

Additional details in the session announcement email below:

Dear Colleagues,
A session titled "G04: Geodetic Imaging Using Light Detection and Ranging (lidar)" sponsored by Global Environmental Change (GC), Natural Hazards (NH) and Near Surface Geophysics (NS) has been planned at the AGU Meeting of the Americas in Cancun, Mexico. You can see the session abstract at the link below.

Please consider submitting abstract for the session. Deadline for the abstract submission is Feb 6, 2013.

Best regards,

Ramesh L Shrestha, Director
NSF National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM)
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