ED020:
Field Geodesy in Undergraduate Education: Using Photogrammetry, Lidar, Sonar, and GPS to Promote Spatial Learning





Session ID#: 24165

Session Description:
Technologies for measuring and understanding the Earth are evolving rapidly, but despite their importance in academic research and industry, relatively few undergraduate courses include these methods. High-resolution topographic and bathymetric models generated by structure from motion (SfM) photogrammetry, airborne and terrestrial lidar, and sonar methods can be used for applications ranging from geohazard analysis to geomorphic change and environmental assessment. The global positioning and global navigation satellite systems (GPS and GNSS) are fundamental to precise positioning and provide velocities that can be used in hazard monitoring, groundwater subsidence, engineering, and more. This session invites presentations that illustrate ways field geodetic methods are being used in undergraduate courses. We hope to highlight new initiatives and provide a forum for discussing successes and challenges.
Primary Convener:  Bruce James Douglas, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, United States
Conveners:  Scott M White1, Beth Pratt-Sitaula2 and Christopher J Crosby2, (1)University of South Carolina Columbia, Columbia, SC, United States(2)UNAVCO, Inc. Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Co-Organized with:
Education, Earth and Planetary Surface Processes, and Geodesy

Cross-Listed:
  • NH - Natural Hazards
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
  • T - Tectonophysics

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Nathan A Niemi, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States and Marin Kristen Clark, Univ Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Julie Menard, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, United States, Allyson Beall King, Washington State University, School of the Environment, Pullman, WA, United States and Peter B Larson, Washington State Univ, Pullman, WA, United States
Leslie Sautter, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, United States and Michael Scott Harris, College of Charleston, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Charleston, SC, United States
Linda A Reinen, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, United States and Kerry Brenner, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, United States
Donna J Charlevoix, UNAVCO, Inc. Boulder, Education and Community Engagement, Boulder, CO, United States, Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO, Inc. Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Bruce James Douglas, Indiana University, Geological Sciences, Bloomington, IN, United States, Benjamin T Crosby, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, United States, Christopher J Crosby, UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, United States, Ian H Lauer, Idaho State University, Geosciences, Idaho Falls, ID, United States and Katherine Shervais, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Richard Williams1, Stephen Tooth2, Morgan Gibson2 and Brian Barrett1, (1)University of Glasgow, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, Glasgow, United Kingdom, (2)Aberystwyth University, Department of Geography and Earth Science, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Jascha Polet, Karen Alvarez and Kaitlan Elizondo, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Pomona, CA, United States
Peter C La Femina1, Alexander Klippel2, Jiayan Zhao2, Jan Oliver Walgruen2, Chris Stubbs3, Kathy Lou Jackson3 and Ryan Wetzel3, (1)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States, (2)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, Geography, University Park, PA, United States, (3)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, Teaching and Learning with Technology, University Park, PA, United States
Cheryl L Waters-Tormey, Diane Styers, Richard Pedigo and Eliza Hurst, Western Carolina University, Geosciences and Natural Resources, Cullowhee, NC, United States
Benjamin T Crosby, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, United States, Ian H Lauer, Idaho State University, Geosciences, Idaho Falls, ID, United States and Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO, Inc. Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Michael P Bunds, Utah Valley University, Department of Earth Science, Orem, UT, United States

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