Information and discussion related to high-resolution lidar topography for the Earth sciences
A few recent announcements about upcoming meetings that may be of interest to the OpenTopography community:
"Application of Laser Scanning to Geophysical Studies" at the AGU Joint Assembly 24-27 May 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
G04: Application of Laser Scanning to Geophysical Studies
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
Here is an announcement related to terrestrial laser scanning that should be of interest to the OpenTopography community. The announcement came through on the GEOMOD-LIDAR-L listserv this morning:
ISPRS V/6: Close range morphological measurement for the earth sciences.
Here is a call for abstracts for a special session at the 2009 Seismological Society of America meeting in Monterey, CA devoted to applying LiDAR data to the study of active faults. Full announcement courtesy of Carol Prentice (USGS):
Today, Ionut Iordache announced the release of NCALM's new Google Earth-based LiDAR Data Distribution Center. This new system is much improved over NCALM's former means of distributing their public datasets and is likely to be very popular and successful.
Today at 10 am The Great Southern California ShakeOut staged an Mw=7.8 earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault to raise public awareness of earthquake hazards and to allow public responders and the scientific community to practice their response to such an event.
The SRTM data now available from this site has been upgraded to version 4. This latest version represents a significant improvement from previous versions, using new interpolation algorithms and better auxiliary dems. We are confident this is now the highest quality SRTM dataset available.
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