High resolution terrain session at MODSIM09

Dec 22, 2008

Another email announcement about an upcoming meeting with a session devoted to high resolution topography data. This session looks quite interesting as the MODSIM09 conference has the stated goal of "Interfacing Modeling and Simulation with Mathematical and Computational Sciences". The abstract deadline is December 31st. Email initially distributed via the ASU LiDAR listserv.

Dear lidar listserv members

At the Modelling and Simulation conference next July in Cairns, Australia, we are running a session on using and working with high resolution terrain data with a particular interest in lidar - see details below.

We extend an invitation to submit an abstract (up to 500 words) for this session. I apologise for the late notice, abstract submission closes at the end of December. Abstracts can be submitted through the conference web site http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim09/index.html

Best wishes

John Gallant
Research Team Leader - Terrain Analysis John.Gallant@csiro.au +61 2 6246 5734

F13. Terrain analysis and geomorphometry with high resolution terrain data
Organisers: Drs. Gregory Summerell (Gregory.Summerell@environment.nsw.gov.au)
John Gallant, Trevor Dowling and John Wilford

This session covers the broad area of high resolution terrain analysis and geomorphometry with regard to data capture, processing, integration and applications. The session aims to broaden these topics to include new or improved techniques that have lead to wider availability and use of high resolution terrain data, encourages knowledge sharing of experiences, problems and advances in this rapidly growing area of technology and science. The session wishes to build from previous MODSIM sessions on this topic where key areas identified for further development included: 1) the need to develop a library of algorithm techniques to avoid duplication of effort when using finer scaled terrain analysis data, 2) advances in utilising the multiple returns acquired from data acquisition techniques such as LiDAR, 3) developing the most efficient ways to utilise technology for data storage and handling, 4) integrating terrain analysis data at different resolutions to provide different but compatible elevation data for different purposes, and 5) development of tools for terrain analysis quality assessment. Papers that are showing progress on these issues are encouraged. In addition general topics of interest to this session also include: A) new applications of terrain analysis data made possible by higher resolutions, B) new methods to extract information from high resolution terrain data, C) applications in geomorphology, ecology, soil science or hydrology opened up by the new technology, D) any other topic related to the collection, processing and use of high resolution terrain information.