geomorphology

The beauty of rivers and their floodplains

Meandering rivers paint stunning pathways across the landscape. Using lidar (light detection and ranging), we can see the history and beauty of a river's movements across their floodplain. In Relative Elevation Models (REMs), the elevation is normalized to the surface of the water so that all the features of the floodplain are highlighted. The resulting… Continue reading The beauty of rivers and their floodplains

geology of disney

Looking at Walt Disney World with Lidar!

OpenTopography provides access to USGS 3DEP lidar data, and there just so happens to be lidar coverage of the whole Walt Disney World resort! Take a unique 3D look at some iconic features across Walt Disney World! The images are lidar 3D point clouds viewed in the online Potree viewer via OpenTopography. Lidar 3D point… Continue reading Looking at Walt Disney World with Lidar!