Back in December, ASU graduate student Gayatri Marliyani and OpenTopography co-PI Ramon Arrowsmith traveled to Indonesia for research. During the trip they made a visit to Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, the oldest and largest university in Indonesia. While at UGM, Gayatri and Ramon led a one day lidar short course to promote the utilization of lidar technology for research in Indonesia. They used training materials from previous OpenTopography short courses to provide an introduction to lidar and the OpenTopography project for the students and academic staff at UGM.
Their guest lecture and short course training was held on the 15th of December 2011, and was attended by 38 graduate and undergraduate students. The activity split into two parts, with the main guest lecture entitled: Tectonic Geomorphology, Structural Geology and Paleoseismology of Fault Zones From High Resolution Topography given by Ramon. The lecture was followed by hands-on training in lidar data analysis led by Ramon and Gayatri. Photos courtesy of Gayatri Marliyani, ASU: