Newsletter February 2011

Geomorphometry 2011: Second Call for papers

The third Geomorphometry conference will be held in September 7-11, 2011 (Wednesday to Sunday) at the ESRI Campus Redlands, California, USA. Prospective authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of up to 4 pages (ca 2000 words) by 1st of March 2011. Extended abstracts must be original works by the authors, not be currently under review in the same form by another outlet and not submitted elsewhere prior to the notification date. The conference will host 6 keynotes plus 38 oral talks and a number of posters. In addition, three 2-day workshops will be held immediately after the conference (Saturday/Sunday; Redland Campus). Registration fees for the conference are $375 USD ($200 USD for PhD students). There are 23 days left to submit an extended abstract. For more info visit the official website:

To submit an extended abstract, follow the author guidelines published at; abstracts (line numbered PDF) can be submitted via the EasyChair system at:

9 PhD Scholarships in GIScience, Salzburg, Austria

Doctoral College – DK-GIScience Salzburg in Austria has recently published an open call for 9 PhD Scholarships in the field of GIS Science. Requirements include the excellent completion of a degree at the Masters level in Geoinformatics, Geomatics, Geography, Computer Science or any scientific/technical subject in a relevant field, and excellent English language (both oral and writing) skills.

Annual brutto salary: 26.278 Euro per year (Gross)
Job duration: 3 years
For all inquiries, please contact

For more info see:

OpenTopography – publicly available elevation data

San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California has recently launched a portal to share High-Resolution Topography Data and Tools. Visit to obtain the publicly available data sets and tools. At the moment the portal offers a large number of LiDAR surveys (mainly in USA) and will hopefully lead to complete-coverage publicly available elevation data sets.

Geomorphometry is the science of quantitative land-surface analysis (also known as the science of DIGITAL TERRAIN MODELLING AND ANALYSIS). The focus of geomorphometry is calculation of surface-form measures (land-surface parameters) and features (objects), which may be used to improve the mapping and modelling of landforms, soils, vegetation, land use, natural hazards, and other information.


  • "International Society for Geomorphometry (ISG) is a non-commercial, nongovernmental association of researchers and experts that are open for free exchange of knowledge and opinions about various aspects of DEM processing and Digital Terrain Modeling."

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