Information and discussion related to high-resolution lidar topography for the Earth sciences
NCALM is pleased to announce two awards supported by Optech Inc., and Riegl USA Inc. - the Kurt Frankel and Clint Slatton Awards. Information on the two awards is below. Complete guidelines and nomination forms can be found on the www.ncalm.org website. In addition, requests for nominations will also be advertised in EOS on May 7, 14, and 21st.
UNAVCO is offering a paid internship for summer 2013 to focus on the development of community support resources for the UNAVCO Geodetic Imaging (Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) - a.k.a., ground-based LiDAR) program.
OpenTopography is a co-sponsor of a 2013 European Geosciences Union Summer School program on: "Understanding Earth-surface processes in the alpine environment from high resolution topography". The course will be taught July 29 to August 4th, 2013 in Italian Dolomites.
Ramon Arrowsmith (ASU) - a Co-Investigator on OpenTopography - is on the summer school scientific committee and will be presenting a keynote talk during the course.
Dave Tewksbury from Hamilton College got in touch to let us know that he'll be teaching a pair of lidar short courses at the 2013 Geological Society of America Northeastern Section Meeting in Bretton Woods, NH.
A common question we receive at OpenTopography is "do you know if there is lidar available for location xxx?". Typically, when we get this question I refer people to the OpenTopography Find Data page (an increasingly rich source for lidar data) and this page of links to online sources of lidar. But, there are large amounts of data collected by federal, state, and local agencies that can be hard to track down.
The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) has announced their 2012 call for Graduate Student Seed Proposals. The NCALM Seed program provides an excellent opportunity for graduate students to obtain lidar data for their research. Data collections are limited to 40 square kilometers.
The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) has a project scheduled for January 2013 in Hawaii, and is looking for other potential partners who may also be interested in having data collected while they are there. This is a good opportunity to take advantage of the fact that the NCALM instrumentation will already be in Hawaii. Details: