Introduction to Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) Short Course at GSA 2014

Jun 18, 2014

The 2014 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (in Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 18-22, 2014) short course program is now live. For the fifth year in a row, UNAVCO will be offering a one-day introduction to terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) short course. This course has always filled to capacity, so register early if you are interested in participating.

507. Introduction to Terrestrial Laser Scanning (Ground-Based LiDAR) for Earth Science Research
When: Sat., 18 Oct., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Centre for Dialogue, ICBC Concourse Level Salon 10
Cost: US$41. Includes lunch.
Instructors: Christopher Crosby, UNAVCO; Marianne Okal, UNAVCO; Carlos Aiken, Univ. of Texas at Dallas Cosponsor: UNAVCO
CEU: 0.8 | Max. class size: 24

Course Description
This one-day course will provide faculty, students, and professionals with an introduction to Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS—aka ground-based LiDAR). TLS provides high-resolution three-dimensional images of geologic features, and has emerged as a powerful tool for applications ranging from outcrop mapping to analysis of earth surface processes. The course will focus on TLS technology, data collection, processing and analysis, and examples of science applications. A combination of lectures and hands-on demonstrations of TLS equipment and data processing will be used. Limited financial support is available for students (see the UNAVCO Short Course Series page at for details).