Geomorphometry 2018 - a PeerJ Collection


Geomorphometry 2018 is the 5th in the series of conferences organized by the International Society for Geomorphometry (ISG), which focuses on the free exchange of knowledge and opinions about various aspects of DEM processing and digital relief analysis. Previous conferences have been in Posnan, Poland in 2015, Nanjing, China in 2013, Redlands, California in 2011, and Zurich, Switzerland in 2009. The ISG grew out of previous meetings that led to the publication of the seminal 2009 book on Geomorphometry edited by Hengl and Reuter.

Directions for Geomorphometry 2018 Publications

Themes for the ISG conferences include but are not limited to:

- Use of Digital Elevation, Terrain and Surface Models and Canopy Height Models in hydrological modeling and biogeography

- Acquisition and processing of high resolution elevation data collected with LIDAR and photogrammetry (structure from motion)

- Mapping and analyzing Earth surface at ultra-high resolutions using sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems)

- New algorithms and software for automated interpretation of digital elevation data

- Modeling extreme processes and natural hazards on the Earth surface

- Modeling and analyzing urban topography (3D cities) using lidar or photogrammetry data

- Multi-scale automated mapping of Earth surface changes

- Acquisition and analysis of bathymetry data

- Working with continental-scale high resolution data

- Simulating changes of the Earth surface relief

- 3D and 4D dynamics of Earth surface

The 2018 conference had 50 presentations in sessions on stream networks; data resolution and scale; planetary geomorphometry; classification of topography; accuracy and error propagation; glacial and marine geomorphometry; DEM surfaces, lidar, and radar; and UAV/SfM.

This page has 4-page abstracts of the papers presented at the conference, and will eventually have peer reviewed journal papers that will grow out of many of the papers.

Scientific Committee:

1. Alexander Brenning, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany

2. Lucian Dragut, West University of Timisoara, Romania

3. Ian Evans, Durham University, UK

4. John Gallant, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia

5. Carlos H. Grohmann, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

6. Peter Guth, US Naval Academy, USA

7. Tomislav Hengl, Envirometix Ltd,Wageningen, the Netherlands

8. Jaroslav Hofierka, University of Presov, Slovakia

9. Steve Kopp, ESRI, USA

10. John Lindsay, University of Guelph, Canada

11. Robert A. MacMillan, LandMapper Ltd, Canada

12. Scott Peckham, Rivix / University of Colorado, USA

13. Ross Purves, University of Zurich, Switzerland

14. Hannes Reuter, Gisxperts, Trier, Germany

15. John P. Wilson, University of Southern California, USA

16. Qiming Zhou, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

17. A-Xing Zhu, Nanjing Normal University, China

Organizing Committee:

1. Chris Crosby, UNAVCO

2. Carlos H. Grohmann, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

3. Peter Guth, US Naval Academy, USA

4. Scott Peckham, Rivix / University of Colorado, USA

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