LIDAR, Geology and Landslides
Please join us on January 17th at 5 PM to learn more about how natural resource professionals use LIDAR in design, analysis, and mapping. Do you have a basic understanding of LIDAR data and the vocabulary…. bare earth, DEM, hillshade, point clouds, first returns etc.? Can LIDAR data be used to investigate spatial and temporal patterns? Do you use LIDAR and want to learn and discuss more?
Engineering Geologist Bill Burns will be leading this month’s discussion. Bill works for the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industry (DOGAMI) and he has been using LIDAR for years to help analyze and map landslide hazard zones, Missoula floods, and other geographic features. Come learn more about Bill’s uses of LIDAR data in the earth sciences and how you as an ecologist can become more acquainted with this “relative new” and untapped resource. In 2002 Lefsky et al. said that ecologists will be very interested in LIDAR because it directly measures canopies in 3D and can accurately estimates vegetation structure attributes. The data is most likely available for projects within the Portland metro area, are you ready to use the data?
The meeting location is at the River East Center.
Address: 1515 SE Water Ave. The main doors are only open until 6:30. If your late phone a friend to run down and open the door.
We will be meeting in the Mount Adams room on the 3rd floor. Since this is not a retail bar you will need to bring your own beverage to imbibe with the rest of us!