Information and discussion related to high-resolution lidar topography for the Earth sciences
Session announcements for the fall American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting in San Francisco are beginning to appear. The following session on ground based geodetic techniques includes an emphasis on terrestrial laser scanning:
One of my favorite features in Google Maps is the terrain layer, which provides a shaded relief (aka hillshade) view of the topography derived from a digital elevation model. Google has done a nice job generating a visually pleasing terrain layer, and we use it for all of our Google Maps-based interfaces in OpenTopography. Google appears to use a range of digital elevation model data sources to derive the terrain layer.
The following workshop, to be held September 23 and 24, 2010 at the USGS-Denver Federal Center, may be of interest to the OpenTopography community and researchers working on geoinformatics:
Workshops on Interoperability/Technology and Education/Outreach aspects of Geoinformatics - working towards a National Geoinformatics Community
We would like to call your attention to a topical session (oral) at the national GSA meeting in Denver in October:
The OpenTopography ASU Capstone team - a group of senior undergraduate (who have now graduated - congrats!) School of Computing and Informatics students at Arizona State supervised by OpenTopography Co-I Ramon Arrowsmith - have released another nice video about OpenTopography. This video provides an introduction to the OpenTopography Facility:
Following the January 12th, 2010 Haiti earthquake I wrote a number of blog posts related to the post-earthquake LiDAR data that were collected by the Center for Imaging Science at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Kucera International, and ImageCat, Inc (with funding from the World Bank), and the