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LiDAR Webinar Series

The Idaho LiDAR Consortium is hosting several webinars on LiDAR! Check them out below:

Completed: Introduction to GLOBUS for Idaho LiDAR data transfer and downloading

Recording: Using Globus to Download LiDAR Data
Slides: Using Globus to Download LiDAR Data
How-To Guide: Globus Instructions

Completed: The X-ray Goggles of Forestry: How the IDL uses LiDAR to Manage Timber Assets

Recording: The X-ray Goggles of Forestry: How the IDL uses LiDAR to Manage Timber Assets

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Airborne Hydrographic LiDAR Workshop

Monday, June 4, 2012 – 09:0012:00

Watershed Sciences, Inc. and Dewberry, in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership (PNAMP), are hosting a series of workshops June 4-8 to introduce the potential applications and benefits of green-wavelength airborne laser scanning (ALS) for shallow water bathymetry. A new suite of commercial small-footprint ALS systems are being developed to enable topo-bathymetric mapping in shallow coastal and riverine environments. This workshop will provide an overview of shallow water hydrographic ALS technology, green-lidar applications and performance in aquatic ecosystems, and testing of the new Riegl VQ-820-G ALS in the Pacific Northwest. Potential test sites for data acquisition in Fall 2012 will be discussed.


  • Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership (PNAMP)
  • US Geological Survey (USGS)
  • US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • University of Idaho, College of Engineering,
    • Center for Ecohydraulics Research
  • University of Washington
    • Earth & Space Sciences
    • School of Environmental & Forest Sciences


  • Amar Nayegandhi | Manager of Elevation Technologies, Dewberry
    • “Overview to Airborne Topo-bathymetric LiDAR”
  • Jim McKean | Geomorphologist, US Forest Service
    • “Description of Aquatic Physical Habitat in Channels Using a Narrow-Beam Bathymetric LiDAR”
  • Russell Faux | Principal/Co-CEO, Watershed Sciences, Inc.
    • “Deployment of a Hydrographic Airborne Laser Scanner in the Pacific Northwest”


  • Boise, ID – June 4 (9am to 12pm): Idaho Water Resource Center, 322 E. Front St., Room 150, Boise, ID
  • Portland, OR – June 5 (9am to 12pm): USGS Oregon Water Science Center, 2130 SW 5th Ave., Portland, OR
  • Seattle, WA – June 6 (9am to 12pm): University of Washington, Anderson Hall, Rm 22, Seattle, WA
  • Corvallis, OR – June 7 (9am to 12pm): Watershed Sciences, Inc., 517 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis, OR

Webinar (Tuesday June 5, 8:45am Pacific Daylight Time): You may visit the following link at the time of the meeting,

Teleconference: Please call 1.855.547.8255 (non DOI phone) / 703.648.4848 (DOI phone), use code: 95346.

For more information contact Amar Nayegandhi ( or Russell Faux (

Registration: The workshop is open, but please email Sarah Beldin so we know how many are attending at each location. // Cost: Free.

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CAES Immersive Visualization Applications at Idaho Falls

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 – 09:00Friday, July 22, 2011 – 17:00

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) is pleased to announce an exciting 2.5 day summer course on immersive environments and visualization. CAES is home to a new Mechdyne Flex, a four-sided Cave automatic virtual environment (CAVETM), and smaller low-cost immersive environments known as IQ-stations. Empowered by these tools, scientists, engineers and researchers in all disciplines can experience the world of scientific visualization to explore, analyze and discover. Whether it’s walking or flying through computer aided drawings, simulation data, or sensor data, immersive environments allow the researcher to naturally interact with their data in real time. This new course introduces research scientists and engineers to the analytical power of immersive visualization. Led by world-renowned experts Bill Sherman of Indiana University and Patrick O’Leary of WestGrid / Compute Canada, this course focuses on immersive applications including multi-dimensional data analysis, engineering and architectural usability studies, complex system design, and human factors analyses. Course examples will utilize open-source applications and cutting-edge applications developed by the Idaho National Laboratory including its Advanced Test Reactor – a 250MW research reactor.

Course modules include:
• Overview of CAES and the Advanced Visualization Laboratory
• Introduction to Immersive Visualization
• Benefits of Immersive Visualization
• Building a Low-Cost Immersive Environment (IQ-Stations)
• Exploring Data Using Open-Source Applications
• Hands-on Development with the Student’s Own Data
• Lunchtime Presentation on 3-D Human Computer Interaction
This course is an ideal introduction to immersive visualization and welcomes students, scientists, engineers and researchers. Modules include lectures and hands-on experience. Students who wish to work with their own datasets may arrange to do so before 15 June 2011.

The course will be offered 20-22 July 2011 at CAES in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Sessions will end by noon on 22 July to facilitate travel arrangements or allow participants time to explore and enjoy nearby attractions. Idaho Falls is located in the high country of southeastern Idaho, 110 miles from both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, 90 miles from Craters of the Moon National Monument, and only 70 miles from world-class fly-fishing at Henry’s Fork.

More information:

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Training on Parallel Programming and Cluster Computing

Sunday, June 26, 2011 – 03:00Friday, July 1, 2011 – 11:00

Preference will be given to NSF EPSCoR Track 1 (Climate Change) and Track 2 (Cyberinfrastructure) participants from Idaho, Nevada, and New Mexico, but others are encouraged to apply.

Venue: Idaho State University (Pocatello)
Jointly presented via videoconferencing with the University of Washington (Seattle)

Includes FREE housing and FREE meals for the week (You or your institution will need to pay your travel costs to get to and from Pocatello.)

This summer tutorial workshop is being sponsored by the National Computational Science Institute (NCSI) with support from TeraGrid, Blue Waters, the SC 2011 conference’s Education Program, and the Tri-­-States EPSCoR Consortium (Idaho, Nevada and New Mexico EPSCoR).

• at least one semester of programming experience in C, C++ and/or Fortran, recently;
• at least one semester of experience with any Unix-­-like operating system (including but not limited to Linux), recently.

Apply to attend at:

This tutorial workshop covers not only how to do parallel computing, but also how to teach it, and how to use parallel computing in your teaching, not only in teaching Computer Science but also in teaching domain Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

The tutorial workshop will require a $150 FULLY REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT.

To get your refund, you’ll need to attend the workshop EVERY SINGLE DAY, and submit the daily surveys EVERY SINGLE DAY, plus the pre-­-survey and the post-­-survey. Questions about the workshop and/or venue?

Contact Keith Weber ( or Nancy Glenn ( Questions about travel arrangements?

Contact your state liaison:
• Idaho – Michele Mattoon (
• Nevada – Pam Levins (
• New Mexico – Mary Jo Daniel (

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Lidar Communication and Coordination Meeting

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 – 03:00Thursday, May 26, 2011 – 06:00

Where: UI — CNR 11 — Geospatial Laboratory for Environmental Dynamics Conference Room
When: May 25 & 26 –
Wednesday (9am -~4pm) head downtown to grab some lunch,
dinner Wed night informally planned
Thursday (9am -12pm)

The Tentative Plan (all subject to modification):

• LiDAR processing and algorithm development
Andy: MCC, Rupesh/Nancy: BCAL tools; Linda: Fusion; Others?
• Who’s using what?
• Workflows – raw and processed datasets
• Metadata
• Moving datasets to repositories: INSIDE, OpenTopography, CLICK…
• Data storage, Scratch space
• HPCC use / INL
• Processing prioritization
• Grad student/postdoc/research staff training – formal and informal
• Communication and collaboration – forum?
• Publications planned: posters, papers
• Idaho Lidar Consortium/ IdahoView – forum for coordination and collaboration, things
• Funding support for personnel: Linda, Rupesh – future plans
• Ground lidar??
• Visualization work, possible visit to UI library IQ-station, discussion of presentation of Idaho
Lidar Data at National Meeting in CDA – Oct.


9am EPSCOR Cyberinfrastructure Meeting (Paul, Nancy, Greg, Luke, Bruce, SDL, others via
Tandberg from ISU and BSU).

Nancy will depart around noon to catch early afternoon flight home. But may have time for
additional discussions after EPSCOR CI meeting.