Geomorphometry Newsletter July 2013

Geomorphometry Newsletter July 2013


Geomorphometry community on G+

Geomorphometry community on G+

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There is no easier way to follow up each others work than through a social network such as Google +. To subscribe to this community simply follow the link and send a registration request to the community admins. Read more about the Google + communities in this article.

ArcGIS JavaScript API: WorldElevation/DTMSlopeMap

ArcGIS JavaScript API: WorldElevation/DTMSlopeMap

DTM SlopeMap built using the ArcGIS JavaScript API. The ESRI's World Elevation Services became available in early 2012. There are image services, data download services, and analysis task services available, as well as sample applications.

Geomorphometry 2013


Geomorphometry 2013:  Conference + Workshops

October 16-20, 2013 (Wednesday to Sunday)

Xianlin Campus, Nanjing Normal University


Video presentations from Geomorphometry 2011

Video presentations from Geomorphometry 2011

All presentations from the Geomorphometry 2011 have been kindly recorded and prepared by the Esri company.Video recordings can be downloaded from

The original paper articles are available here.


North Carolina coast LiDAR

Short title: 

This dataset contains a series of x,y,z LiDAR point cloud data in csv format, delimited by comma. Points are projected in the NC State Plane EPSG 3358 coordinate system with units meters.

To get more better representation of structures from LiDAR surveys,
re-interpolate to 0.3-0.5m resolution using the available external point clouds (77).


United States
35° 57' 41.148" N, 75° 37' 49.152" W
Available layers: 
  • "JR_NED_*" - 1/3 and 1/9-Arc Second National Elevation Dataset (2 m);
  • "ortho_JR_*" - Time series of ortho photos (1932, 1945, 1955, 1974, 1988, 1998, 2007, 2009);
  • "JR_*.csv" - Time series of point clouds from LiDAR (1974, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009)
Grid definition: 

     min    max
x 912884 914112
y 250049 250905

cellsize: 2 m
cells.dim: 614 by 428

+proj=lcc +lat_1=36.16666666666666 +lat_2=34.33333333333334 +lat_0=33.75 +lon_0=-79 +x_0=609601.22 +y_0=0 +ellps=GRS80 +units=m +no_defs

All other data sets are from lidar, but the coverage varies, some data sets cover only beach and foredune area and do not include the main dune. Date of the surveys is in the name of of the file in the form YYYY_MM_DD.

Data owner: 
United States
35° 57' 41.148" N, 75° 37' 49.152" W

Group photo Geomorphometry 2011 (3D)

Group photo Geomorphometry 2011 (3D)

To view the point cloud and photos visit photosynth.

If you use google you will find instructions on how to extract the point cloud. This is a great tool for quick elevation data capture for small features.

Digital Soil Mapping 2012

Apr 10 2012 09:00
Apr 13 2012 19:00


University of Sydney Sydney

International Society for Geomorphometry (ISG) is an international association of researchers and experts open for free exchange of knowledge and opinions about various aspects of DEM processing and digital relief analysis.