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Information and discussion related to high-resolution lidar topography for the Earth sciences

GEON Cyperinfrastructure Summer Institute for Geoscientists

For the 6th year in a row, GEON will be hosting the Cyberinfrastructure Summer Institute for Geoscientists at San Diego Supercomputer Center, August 10-14. Of particular interest to the OpenTopography community, CSIG '09 will feature a day devoted specifically to OpenTopo. We will discuss the technology that makes OpenTopography work as well as brainstorm opportunities for integrating high-resolution LiDAR topography into the classroom.

Report from the Workshop on Studying Earth Surface Processes with High-Resolution Topographic Data

The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) has released the report from the workshop organized by their steering committee last summer (June 15-18, 2008) in Boulder, CO on Studying Earth Surface Processes with High-Resolution Topographic Data. The workshop, attended by 50 researchers, provided an opportunity for discussion of current research activities utilizing LiDAR as well as to identify emerging research opportunities, community challenges, and technological and education needs.