Mar 05 2012

A Few Good Reads (3/5/12): New South Wales Deluge Continues

This week: The massive flooding continues in NSW, putting the ā€œIā€ back in LiDAR, the recovery continues in Thailand, and photographing every inch of the Sacramento River.


A boy takes a rest from sandbagging that appears to have failed.

Residents in Awe of Flooding (The Age)

After days of heavy rain and floods, the weather system soaking parts of NSW has passed its peak and started to ease, the Bureau of Meteorology said.

Major Australia Flooding as Record Rain Continues (AccuWeather.com)

The much-awaited spillover at Warrangamba Dam was a spectacle for onlookers watching the torrent race down the spillway to the stilling pond. However, downstream flooding of the Nepean and Hawkesbury rivers was expected to displace about 1,000 residents west and northwest of Sydney, the Australian website indicated.

Putting the ā€œIā€ Back in LIDAR (LiDAR News)

I was quite surprised to find that none of the attendees of our workshop (from a field of about 50) were aware of the "true ortho" infrared image produced by a modern LIDAR system. Furthermore, the audience was not aware that vertical objects in high quality conventional orthophotos typically suffer horizontal displacements (due to a lack of true elevation modeling) and hence cannot be used in analysis.

Nation to road to recovery after floods (Bangkok Post)

The Strategic Committee for Water Resources Management (SCWRM) has estimated it will need to manage around 20 billion cubic metres of water this year to avoid another flood.

Project aims to photograph every inch of Sacramento River (Sacramento Bee)

The Sacramento River this summer is set to become the first water body in the world to be documented inch-for-inch in photographs.

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