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New NCALM datasets in Central Idaho and near Ensenada, Mexico released
September 15, 2020
OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of two new NCALM lidar datasets. The first is an NCALM Seed Dataset collected for Nate Mitchell at Indiana University, Bloomington. These...
 A. Hinojosa-Corona.

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of two new NCALM lidar datasets. The first is an NCALM Seed Dataset collected for Nate Mitchell at Indiana University, Bloomington. These data were used in a study to measure variations in bedrock cliff morphologies along Boulder Creek, northwest of Salmon, Idaho...

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NCALM and CRREL Enter Research and Development Agreement
September 3, 2020
NCALM Expands UAS Capability The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Cold...
RIEGL RiCOPTER with VUX-1 Scanner in Flight

NCALM Expands UAS Capability

The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) in Hanover, NH. This collaborative agreement supports a direct link for advancing the collection of high-resolution, geodetic-grade lidar data and greatly increases NCALM's flexibility to support the research community. Of particular interest, NCALM is now able to support UAS lidar operations through the use of the three RiCOPTER systems integrated with high-resolution RIEGL VUX laser scanners. Investigators interested in using UAS lidar for their projects should contact Craig Glennie (clglennie [at] uh.edu) directly.

RIEGL VUX-SYS Data Collected by GEO1

The Remote Sensing/GIS Center of Expertise (RS/GIS CX) at CRREL houses one of the preeminent lidar programs in the nation. The RS/GIS CX owns and maintains lidar instruments of various wavelengths and capabilities, as well as multiple imaging cameras from thermal to visible range. Their work and assets allow NCALM to deploy state-of-the-art, drone-based lidar systems in support of research and development activities for the National Science Foundation from pole to pole.

NCALM and RS/GIS CX have a long-standing relationship in software and systems development and data collection and processing. The NCALM team looks forward to continued collaboration with colleagues in New Hampshire. Follow @NCALM_UH on Twitter for continued updates.

 

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New NCALM Datasets Capturing Post-Fire Landscapes in California, and Hurricane Harvey Impacts in Texas
September 1, 2020
OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of four new NCALM Seed datasets covering areas of California, and one hurricane rapid response project in Texas... Continue reading at...
Lidar point cloud colored by elevation showing a unique agricultural landscape in Texas. (OpenTopography)

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of four new NCALM Seed datasets covering areas of California, and one hurricane rapid response project in Texas...

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CEE adds 3 new assistant professors for Fall 2020 semester
July 15, 2020
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering will have three new assistant professors added to its faculty for the Fall of 2020 – Dr. Vedhus...
Dr. Vedhus Hoskere.

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering will have three new assistant professors added to its faculty for the Fall of 2020 – Dr. Vedhus Hoskere, Dr. Xie Hu and Dr. Dimitrios Kalliontzis.

Hoskere will be the starting the Structures and Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL) at the college.

Three New NCALM Datasets Released from California, and Utah Now Available
July 14, 2020
OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of three new NCALM SEED datasets covering areas of California, and Utah... Continue reading at OpenTopography.
 Normal Fault Comparisons, Utah 2019.

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of three new NCALM SEED datasets covering areas of California, and Utah...

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NCALM postdoc picked for IEEE publication topical editor position
July 10, 2020
A postdoctoral researcher at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been honored with the position of topical associate editor for the Institute of Electrical and...
Dr. Hanwen Yu.

A postdoctoral researcher at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been honored with the position of topical associate editor for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing.

New NCALM Dataset Available in Southern California
June 19, 2020
OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of a new lidar dataset covering approximately 143 sq km in the San Gabriel Mountains and 183 sq km in the San Jacinto Mountains... Continue...
Digital Terrain Model (DTM) of San Jacinto Peak draped on Google Earth Imagery

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of a new lidar dataset covering approximately 143 sq km in the San Gabriel Mountains and 183 sq km in the San Jacinto Mountains...

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COVID-19 Mexico and Central America Campaign Update
June 15, 2020
NCALM Considers Options for Campaign The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping is still on standby for the 2020 Mexico and Central America Lidar Collection Campaign due to travel...
Mexico and Cemtral America

NCALM Considers Options for Campaign

The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping is still on standby for the 2020 Mexico and Central America Lidar Collection Campaign due to travel restrictions. We also recognize that the rainy season has begun. We will continue to delay the campaign until we obtain satisfactory health and mapping conditions and government authorizations.

NCALM is considering a postponement until Spring 2021 as a viable option. We may develop a short campaign in November 2020, early in the dry season, for those with time-critical projects. However, the main decision factor will be the health and safety of the people in the regions we visit and our crew. Assessing the risk for the mapping crew includes contracting and spreading COVID-19 and the risk of an accident or illness requiring healthcare assistance in a possibly overwhelmed system.

We appreciate your patience and will keep you informed as information becomes available.

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Updated Release of Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence NCALM Lidar Datasets Funded by USGS & NSF
June 15, 2020
OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of an updated 2019 lidar dataset, collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping and funded by the U.S. Geological Survey and...
Ridgecrest Lidar Coverage from OpenTopography

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of an updated 2019 lidar dataset, collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping and funded by the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. National Science Foundation, covering 784 sq km of the region impacted by the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence in southern California...

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Three New NCALM Datasets Released from California and Mexico
June 1, 2020
OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of three new datasets covering areas of California, and Mexico... Continue reading at OpenTopography.
3D point cloud of a forested valley with points colored by elevation. Amaya creek runs through this section of the Soquel Demonstration State Forest in California.

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of three new datasets covering areas of California, and Mexico...

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