Good news, we have a new website for the RockRisk project,
This is challenging project leaded by my colleagues at Technical school of Catalonia (Nieves Lantada and Jordi Corominas) aiming to investigate rockfall hazard and risk, both studying rockfall volumes, fragmentation, propagation and vulnerability of the building to rockfall impacts.
I’ve been doing an intense fieldwork campaign on the Aiguestortes Natural park (@ Pyrenees) with Jordi Corominas and his team, we were many different people involved and we had the opportunity to test several sensors, including our LiDAR, hexacopter, terrestrial photogrametry, total station, GPS … it was very funny, a great area to stay and a very nice company that helped providing interesting discussions, invited to beers and helped carrying the heavy equipment.. thanks!
Thanks to Felipe Buill, From the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) for sending some pictures!
I would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript to this Special Issue:
Special Issue Information
Contributions aiming to use 3D point clouds for investigating natural phenomena (including ground deformation, landslides, floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, soil erosion, etc.) that pose serious risks to human beings or infrastructures will be much appreciated in this special issue. We aim to put together innovative contributions about novel processing techniques and original applications of three-dimensional techniques in Geohazards. Some examples include, but are not limited to:
Novel technologies or procedures for dynamic acquisition of 3D point clouds
New computational methods related with the monitoring of natural phenomena
Semi-automatic extraction of terrain features related with the characterization of geological hazard
Integration of very high quality data for improving the modeling of geohazards
Recent case studies: innovative analysis and interpretation of Geohazards
Use of three-dimensional systems in laboratory scale experiments (micro scale)
Improvements in regional mapping derived from high quality 3D data
Pioneering initiatives for the creation of 3D databases, web visualization and data sharing
Further related topics.
Guest Editors: Dr. Michel Jaboyedoff, Antonio Abellan and Marc-Henri Derron
I will be there from October to December during a total period of four weeks.
Here I attach some data (DATA NO LONGER AVAILABLE, SORRY) that we will use for the courses of this week:
WEDNESDAY 26 Nov. Today we will learn some basics about CloudCompare for 3D point clouds visualization and tratment…. Then you will have some more time for applying this info to your own LiDAR or photogrammetric data
THURSDAY 27 November. Today we will be using Point Cloud free software for learning how to do comparison of 3D models for monitoring purposes..
CloudCompare is an open source tool for editing and processing dense 3D point clouds (such as those acquired with laser scanners). Since I found it very useful, I would like to support their current campaign for supporting this project.