Category Archive: LiDAR

Aug 05 2013

A Few Good Reads (8/5/13): Deadly Flooding in Afghanistan and Pakistan

This week: More 100 are dead in flooding in Afghanistan and Pakistan, including the capital city of Karachi, a flooding disaster declaration in Kansas, a chart of the drought on the Colorado River, FEMA’s disaster mobile app adds crowdsourcing, and the FAA approves the first commercial use UAS.      Flooding kills more than 100 in …

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May 10 2013

Stunning Willamette Historical Stream Channels Poster

When I started as an intern while still in college 13 years ago, my first task was digitizing a hundred print outs of historical meander bank lines that were drawn by J.C. Brice. I sat at the old school digitizing table for 12 hours a week and loved it actually. My effort as an intern …

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Mar 04 2013

A Few Good Reads (3/4/13): Hybrid Levees, Removal of Whittenton Dam

This week: A video about Brown’s Canyon in the Upper Arkansas River Valley, hybrid levees for protecting the coast, removal of the Whittenton Dam and restoration of the Mill River, reasons the FAA should integrate UAS, and how all online maps are flawed. Snowpack two-thirds of normal while reservoirs are about average(Sacramento Bee) DWR estimates …

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Jan 21 2013

A Few Good Reads (1/21/13): Flooding in Urban Jakarta, Indonesia

This week: Flooding in central Jakarta and resources, levee deficiencies in the U.S., and how accurate LiDAR is. Central Jakarta Goes Under: A Flood Survivor’s Account (Jakarta Globe) The events of this week caught us, our neighbors and all of Jakarta off guard. Throughout Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, it rained heavily, and my …

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