The Arctic Digital Elevation Model Project Webinar Video Now Available
February 25, 2016
By Jessica Rohde
The ArcticDEM project will produce the first very high resolution, publicly available digital surface model of the entire Arctic region above 60º North including all of Alaska, Greenland and Kamchatka. The result of a partnership between the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and a group led by the US National Science Foundation funded Polar Geospatial Center at the University of Minnesota, the project converges civilian, high-quality sub-meter stereo imagery, petascale computing, and open source photogrammetry software. In addtion, the USGS is collecting Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (ifsar) over Alaska as part of the 3D Elevation Program. This webinar will provides information on the collaboration, timeline, and the expected ArcticDEM products, as well as the data characteristics, acquisition status, and plans for summer 2016 ifsar acquisition.
Paul Morin, Director of the Polar Geospatial Center at the University of Minnesota
Tracy Fuller, US Geological Survey
Brian Bates, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Cathleen Williamson, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency