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3D point cloud colored by elevation of area within Tahoe National Forest. (Credit: OpenTopography) New NCALM Dataset in Tahoe National Forest Available
September 30, 2021
A new lidar dataset covering approximately 62 sq km within Tahoe National Forest near Truckee, California is now available on OpenTopography. This lidar dataset was collected as part of a…
National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping NCALM Invites Graduate Students to Submit 2021 Seed Proposals
September 27, 2021
2021 Seed Proposal Period: September 27, 2021–January 7, 2022 The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping invites proposals from graduate student PIs seeking airborne lidar data for use…
3D point cloud colored by elevation of the University of California Sedgwick Reserve. (Credit: OpenTopography) Three New NCALM Datasets from California and Oregon Available on OpenTopography
September 8, 2021
Three new lidar datasets collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping in California and Oregon are now available on OpenTopography. A repeat lidar dataset of Antelope Valley…
Section of Green River Gorge from figure above plotted as a 3D point cloud colored by elevation. (Credit: OpenTopography) New NCALM Dataset in North Carolina
August 27, 2021
OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of a new lidar dataset covering approximately 78 sq km near Hendersonville, North Carolina. This dataset was collected as part of an NCALM…
Lidar point cloud colored by elevation over a meadow in Yosemite Valley, California. (Credit: OpenTopography) New NCALM Lidar Data Over Yosemite National Park, California
April 26, 2021
OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of a new lidar dataset covering approximately 74 sq km covering the Illilouette Creek basin in Yosemite National Park, California. This…
Xie Hu, a 2020 hire as an assistant professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and at the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping, has received a $375,000 grant from NASA for a research proposal. Hu earns NASA funding award
March 31, 2021
Xie Hu, a 2020 hire as an assistant professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and at the National Center for Airborne Laser…
NCALM: Geodetic Imaging NCALM Announces 2020 Seed Proposal Winners
March 10, 2021
2020 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…
Hyongki Lee, an associate professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, is the principal investigator for a grant that will hopefully lead to better flood forecasting. Lee Approved for NOAA Grant to Forecast Inundation Extents
January 18, 2021
For University of Houston professor Hyongki Lee, living firsthand through the calamity and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 has shaped his research interests, and brought to…
Dr. Ramesh Shrestha Long-Time Director of NCALM, Ramesh Shrestha, Hanging Up His Lidar Wings
December 22, 2020
Dr. Ramesh Shrestha Retiring Dr. Ramesh Shrestha will retire in January 2021 after 35 years in academia – the last 17 as Director of the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping. Ramesh…
Alaska Call for Expressions of Interest for Alaska Airborne Lidar Campaign
December 4, 2020
Alaska Airborne Lidar Campaign for Small- and Medium-Sized Projects The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping is announcing a call for expressions of interest from researchers with…