Synopsis of Topic
There is plenty of evidence to suggest that elevation uncertainties are spatially variable in DEMs and there are many reasonable approaches for estimating these spatially variable error terms. In this discussion and demonstration, we cover some common approaches for estimating errors and show you how to load user-derived error surfaces into the Surve Library in GCD.
Why we're Covering it
Should you have the means or need to derive your own error surfaces, it is important to understand how to incorporate those into a GCD analysis.
Learning Outcomes Supported
This topic will help fulfill the following primary learning outcome(s)
for the workshop:
A comprehensive overview of the theory underpinning geomorphic change detection
The fundamental background
necessary to design effective repeat topographic monitoring campaigns
and distinguish geomorphic changes from noise (with particular focus on
- Hands-on instruction on use of the GCD software through group-led and self-paced exercises
Slides and/or Handout
Relevant or Cited Literature
- 2012. Rychkov I, Brasington J and Vericat D. Computational and methodological aspects of terrestrial surface analysis based on point clouds. Computers & Geosciences. 42: 64-70. DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2012.02.011.
- 2011.Williams R, Brasington J, Vericat D, Hicks M, Labrosse F and Neal M. Chapter Twenty - Monitoring Braided River Change Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Optical Bathymetric Mapping. Mike J. Smith PP and James SG (Eds), Developments in Earth Surface Processes. Elsevier, pp. 507-532. DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-444-53446-0.00020-3.
- 2003. Lane SN, Westaway RM and Hicks DM. Estimation of erosion and deposition volumes in a large, gravel-bed, braided river using synoptic remote sensing. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 28(3): 249-271. DOI: 10.1002/esp.483.
- PCTools - Point Cloud Tools Software ; see also old 32-bit version here.