Category Archive: LiDAR

Sep 17 2012

A Few Good Reads (9/17/12): Cost of Floods has Doubled in 10 years, New York Lagging in Flood Protection, and Thailand Facing Floods Again

This week: The cost of floods doubling over the last 10 years, New York lagging behind in flood protection, Thailand facing a flooding threat once again, America’s forgotten ports, and checking your LiDAR data. Cost of floods has more than doubled in the last 10 years and now rivals earthquake losses says new Swiss Re …

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Jul 09 2012

A Few Good Reads (7/9/12): Fatal Flooding in Russia

This week: Worst flooding in 70 years in Krasnodar, Flood policy reforms, CVFPP plan solid but could’ve done more, drought in the southwest only worsens, and accuracy versus resolution in lidar. Russia flash floods: Dozens die in Krasnodar region (BBC) The floods, the worst there in living memory struck at night, reportedly without warning. Emergency …

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May 18 2012

Living With Floods

From the Iowa Flood Center   The concept for the Iowa Flood Center is rooted in the monumental efforts that took place on the University of Iowa (UI) campus in June 2008 before, during, and after the Iowa and Cedar Rivers crested in Eastern Iowa. In between filling sandbags and moving out of flood-endangered buildings, …

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May 14 2012

A Few Good Reads (5/14/12): Taming the Red River

This week: An amazing video of an augmented reality sandbox from the folks at UC Davis, a devastating flash flood in Afghanistan, the Army Corps plan to tame the Red River, restoration work on the upper Arkansas River in Colorado, and two articles on residual risk and levees in the Central Valley, California.     Flash …

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