Workshops & Short Courses

Lectures, tutorials, exercises, and sample data from past workshops and short courses that OpenTopography team members have led or collaborated with others in conducting.

Upcoming:

Lidar Data Analysis Applications in Water Resources, Natural Hazards, and Forestry April 6-7, 2020, Missoula, Montana. Offered as part of the 2020 Big Sky GeoCon

Introduction to High Resolution Topography (Lidar and Structure from Motion) May 4th, 2020, Bryce Canyon, Utah. Offered as part of the 2020 Utah Geographic Information Council (UGIC) Conference

May 6-7, 2020, Provo, Utah at the 2020 Rocky Mountain Section meeting of the Geological Society of America:

(NOTE:The two courses above are designed to be taken in sequence, but based on your experience and level of interest we also welcome single day participants as well.)

Past Courses:

Introduction to Lidar, Data Access, and Processing with OpenTopography October 4, 2019, Prescott, Arizona.

From point clouds and full-waveform data to DEM analysis September 30 - October 4, 2019, Potsdam, Germany.

GSA 2019 Short Course: 510. High Resolution Topography and 3D Imaging II: Introduction to Structure from Motion (SfM) Photogrammetry September 20, 2019, Phoenix, Arizona.

2018 GSA : High Resolution Topography and 3D Imaging II: Introduction to Structure from Motion (SfM) Photogrammetry short course Saturday November 3rd, Indianapolis, IN Supported by: UNAVCO, OpenTopography

EarthCube Research Coordination Network Workshop - Advancing the Analysis of High Resolution Topography (A2 HRT) August 21-24, 2018, Broomfield, CO

Terra 2018 - Taller En Nubes De Puntos Y Percepción Remota (Workshop On Point Clouds And Remote Sensing) August 14-16, 2018, CICESE, Ensenada, BC, Mexico

2018 GSA Rocky Mountain and Cordilleran Section UAV Short Courses May 14, 2018, Flagstaff, AZ

Structure from Motion: a transformative 3D capability for structural geology and tectonics January 4-7, 2018 - Structural Geology and Tectonics Forum, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2017 GSA short course: High Resolution Topography and 3D Imaging II: Introduction to Structure from Motion (SfM) Photogrammetry October 21, 2017 - Seattle, WA Supported by: UNAVCO, OpenTopography

Applications of High Resolution Topography to Geologic Hazards in Utah September 19-20, 2017 - University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT Supported by: Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, Utah Geological Survey, University of Utah, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Geoscience Applications of High Resolution Topography June 19-20, 2017 - Laboratoire Géoazur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, Université Côte d’Azur, Nice, France

Short course "Advancing understanding of geomorphology with topographic analysis emphasizing high resolution topography" June 12-15, 2017 - University of Potsdam - Golm, Germany

Short course "Geoscience investigations of point clouds" June 7-9, 2017 - University of Potsdam - Golm, Germany

An afternoon with high resolution topography and point clouds: demonstration of OpenTopography and CloudCompare 29 March 2017 – Observatoire des Sciences de l’Univers du CNRS (at the University of Rennes, Rennes, France) Organized by the LIDAR platform topo-bathymétrique Nantes-Rennes

Short Course "Image Analysis, change detection and high-resolution topography" 27-28th March 2017 - Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris

NSF NEON Workshop: Topographic, geomorphic, and vegetation analysis with lidar Sept 28-30, 2016, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho This 3-day course taught by OpenTopography and NEON lidar experts will consist of lectures and labs on topographic, geomorphic, and vegetation analysis with lidar point clouds and derived products.

Introduction to Structure from Motion (SfM) Photogrammetry for Earth Science Research and Education short course Sept 24, 2016, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Short Course, Denver, CO Sponsored by UNAVCO

SCEC International Summer School on Earthquake Science July 26, 2016, Lake Arrowhead Resort, California. One day high resolution topography short course as part of larger summer school curriculum.

Imaging and Analyzing Active Faults with High-Resolution Topography May 2-3, 2016, California Geological Survey facility in Sacramento, California Sponsored by OpenTopography and California Geological Survey

Imaging and Analyzing Active Faults with High-Resolution Topography April 18-19, 2016, UNAVCO facility in Boulder, Colorado Sponsored by OpenTopography, UNAVCO, NCALM, and EarthScope

Imaging and Analyzing Southern California’s Active Faults with High-Resolution Topography January 25-26, 2016 Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, Arizona Sponsored by Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), OpenTopography, UNAVCO, and EarthScope

Applications of High Resolution Topographic data to the Earth Sciences April 7-10, 2015 CICESE, Ensenada, BC, Mexico Sponsored by CICESE, CONACyT, LAStools, Cloud Compare, and OpenTopography

LIDAR Derived DEMs applied to Landslide, Fault, Earthquake Rupture, and Landscape Changes March 23-24, 2015 National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico Sponsored by CONACYT- INEGI, OpenTopography, and UNAVCO

Imaging and Analyzing Southern California’s Active Faults with High-Resolution Lidar Topography November 4-6, 2013 San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), La Jolla, California Sponsored by Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), OpenTopography, UNAVCO, EarthScope, and SDSC

VISES SCEC Workshop on High Resolution Topography Applied to Earthquake Studies September 16-19, 2013 Earthquake Research Institute (ERI), The University of Tokyo, Japan Sponsored by SCEC and OpenTopography

US-Egypt Workshop 2012 January 15 - 18, 2012 National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS), Cairo, Egypt Sponsored by Hamilton College & Egypt National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS)

Imaging and Analyzing Southern California’s Active Faults with High-Resolution Lidar Topography October 24-25, 2011 University California, Davis Sponsored by SCEC, UC Davis KeckCAVES and OpenTopography.

New Tools in Process-Based Analysis of Lidar Topographic Data June 1-2, 2010 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), Boulder, Colorado, USA Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics and Instrumentation and Facilities programs and the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) at the University of Houston.

Using EarthScope and B4 LiDAR data to analyze Southern California’s active faults December 3-4, 2009 San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA Sponsored by SCEC, OpenTopography, UNAVCO, and SDSC.

Intro to the acquisition, visualization, and interpretation of airborne LiDAR-derived digital elevation models October 17-18, 2009 Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA Geological Society of America Short Course

Workshop: Teaching Earth Science With High-Resolution Topography August 5-7, 2009 San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA OpenTopography Workshop building on work done at the 2008 TeacherTech Workshop at SDSC

Processing and Analysis of GeoEarthscope and Other Community LiDAR Topography Datasets April 29 - May 1, 2008 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA UNAVCO Short Course: A selection of relevant materials below - see the UNAVCO hosted course site for lecture slides, handouts, tutorials and sample data:

Processing and Analysis of GeoEarthscope and Other Community LiDAR Topography Datasets October 27, 2007 Denver, CO, USA Geological Society of America Short Course sponsored by Arizona State and UNAVCO