Welcome


The mission of the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) is to:

  • Provide research-quality airborne light detection and ranging (lidar) observations to the scientific community.
  • Advance the state of the art in airborne laser mapping.
  • Train and educate graduate students with knowledge of airborne mapping to meet the needs of academic institutions, government agencies, and private industry.

NCALM is based at the University of Houston and is operated in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley. The center is supported by the National Science Foundation and is associated with the multi-disciplinary Geosensing Systems Engineering & Sciences graduate program at the University of Houston.

News

Chi-Hung Chang's and Tien Du's dissertations with Dr. Hyongki Lee. Two Geosensing Doctoral Candidates Defend Dissertations
May 10, 2022
Chi-Hung Chang and Tien Du Defend Dissertations in Fall 2021 Two students advised by Dr. Hyongki Lee, from the Geosensing Systems Engineering & Sciences (GSES) program, recently…
Donghwan Kim and Hyongki Lee at department ceremony. Donghwan Kim Receives Best Dissertation Award
May 6, 2022
Kim Receives Awards at Department and College Levels Geosensing Systems Engineering & Sciences Ph.D. graduate Donghwan Kim won the best dissertation award in the Department of Civil…
Andrea Albright's and Sean Zhu's dissertations with Dr. Craig Glennie. GSES Ph.D. Candidates Defend Dissertations
May 4, 2022
Andrea Albright and Sean Zhu Defend Ph.D. Dissertations in April Two doctoral candidates from the Geosensing Systems Engineering & Sciences (GSES) graduate program recently defended…
3D point cloud colored by elevation of the Dump Creek basin in Idaho. (Credit: OpenTopography) New NCALM Dataset Northwest of Salmon, Idaho Available
March 25, 2022
A new lidar dataset covering 42 km2 northwest of Salmon, Idaho is now available on OpenTopography. This lidar dataset was collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM…
National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping NCALM Announces 2021 Seed Proposal Winners
March 9, 2022
2021 Student Seed Proposal Winners Selected The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping surveys multiple projects each year for graduate student PIs whose research would be enhanced by…