Chris Crosby, UNAVCO/OpenTopography; Michael Bunds, Utah Valley University; Mathew Beckley, UNAVCO/OpenTopography; Nathan Toke’, Utah Valley University.
Description: This one day course is designed for people looking to utilize high resolution topography (HRT). Students will be introduced to what HRT is, where to obtain it, and some of the myriad of applications of it in the geosciences. The basics of point clouds, digital elevation models (DEMs) and their various manifestations (e.g., DSMs and DTMs), and an overview of the methods to acquire them such as lidar and Structure-from-Motion (SfM) from UAS, will be covered. Hands-on work with data will be emphasized, and while basic knowledge of GIS software will be helpful, no prior knowledge of HRT is needed by attendees.