Monthly Archives: April 2013

COMET Program at Risk over Sequester Cuts

Recent budget cuts have put UCAR’s COMET training program at risk.  They are asking for donations for the site now and may shut down if their budget is not brought back.  This will hurt the training opportunities of meteorologists, emergency … Continue reading

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Shrinking LiDAR Scanners

LiDAR News has a good post this past week on the shrinking sizes of LiDAR scanners shown at SPAR 2013.  LiDAR USA has a model for $125,000 which can be placed in larger UAVs, it is 50lbs but a sign … Continue reading

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Webinar on High Speed DSM/DTM Generation

PCI Geomatics is hosting a webinar on High Speed Digital Surface Model (DSM)/Digital Terrain Model (DTM) generation this Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 1-2pm CDT.  They will show new software that speeds DSM/DTM production by drastically reducing the number of … Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s Tornado Alley

The Sheboygan Press (WI) has a good article on the geographic likelihood of tornadoes in Wisconsin.  Central Wisconsin is the focal point for tornadoes in Wisconsin as western Wisconsin elevation adds to the low level vorticity to get mesocyclones going … Continue reading

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Bentley Learning Conference 2013

The Bentley Learning Conference 2013 is May 13-16, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA.  They have multiple tracks but the track that is most relevant to this blog is the Geospatial and Point Cloud track which covers LiDAR, GIS & CAD applications … Continue reading

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LiDAR Best Practices

Earth Imaging Journal has a good and complete article on LiDAR Best Practices.  It covers contours, hydro flattening, point classification, quality, accuracy, acquisition, stereo, formats, and tile size. It is a good introduction to those variables.  Of course your acquisition … Continue reading

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NOAA’s Hazardous Weather Testbed

It is not well known but NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC) and the local National Weather Service Forecast Office in Norman, Oklahoma (KOUN) jointly run the Hazardous Weather Testbed office.  This is where much cutting edge research takes place for … Continue reading

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