Geomorphometry Newsletter September 2014

Published: Sep 15, 2014 by ISG Board

This is to inform you that submissions for the conference are now open! Prospective authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of up to 4 pages (ca 2000 words) by 1st of November 2014. Extended abstracts must be original works by the authors, not be currently under review in the same form by another outlet and not submitted elsewhere prior to the notification date. To submit a 2-4 pages summary papers for the Geomorphometry 2015 use the EasyChair conference system. Do not submit your work by e-mail. Do not submit MS word documents but only PDF versions of your paper.

Important dates:

  • Extended abstracts due: 1 November 2014
  • Notification of acceptance (revisions): 1 February 2015
  • Workshop proposals due: 1 February 2015
  • Final camera-ready digital manuscripts due: 1 May 2015
  • Early registration deadline: 1 May 2015
  • Conference date: 22-26 June 2015

At We are expecting a number of exciting keynotes, invited lectures and workshops. A complete list is available here.

  • Marco Giardino, School of Natural Sciences, University of Torino, Italy: “Multidimensional approach to natural instabilities in mountain areas: how geomorphometry can improve both hazard modelling and risk perception”
  • Markus Metz, GRASS Development Team, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Trento, Italy: “Searching for water: hydrological modelling concepts in GRASS GIS”
  • Lucian Drăguţ, West University of Timisoara, Romania: “Object-oriented geomorphometry”
  • Tomasz Stepinski, Space Informatics Lab, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States: “Doing Geomorphometry with Pattern Analysis”
  • Piotr Wężyk, Laboratory of Geomatics, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland: “Making the invisible visible – the DTM modelling in complex environment”
  • Alberto Moreira, Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany: “TanDEM-X: A Challenging Radar Mission for Generating a New Earth’s Topography”
  • Christopher Crosby, Open Topography Group, United States: “OpenTopography: Enabling Online and On-Demand Access to High-Resolution Topography Data for Natural Hazards”
  • Tomasz Niedzielski, Institue of Geography and Regional Development, University of Wrocław, Poland: “Hydrological forecasting in real time: an experimental integrated approach”
  • Steve Kopp, Environmental System Research Institute, Redlands, CA, United States: “Expanding the reach of Geomorphometry through Web GIS”

WorldDEM, the new global elevation data set with resolution of 12 m and amazing vertical accuracy of <±2 m ( is now available for pre-order. See availability of the finished tiles at

Geomorphometry community is now also on G+. Join this community and post opinions, announcements and short stories and follow up the work of your colleagues…



Latest Posts

ANADEM: A Digital Terrain Model for South America

There is a new paper (open access) describing a Machine Learning-based DTM for South America:

Laipelt L., Andrade B.C., Collischonn W., Teixeira A.A., Paiva R.C.D., Ruhoff A., 2024. ANADEM: A Digital Terrain Model for South America. Remote Sensing 16(13):2321.

GRASS GIS 8.4.0RC1 release

The GRASS GIS 8.4.0RC1 release provides more than 515 improvements and fixes with respect to the release 8.3.2.

Check the full announcement at

Please support in testing this release candidate.

Best BiCubic Method to Compute the Planimetric Misregistration between Images with Sub-Pixel Accuracy: Application to Digital Elevation Models

There is a new paper (open access) describing a novel method to estimate sub-pixel planimetric displacements between two DEMs:

Riazanoff, S.; Corseaux, A.; Albinet, C.; Strobl, P.A.; López-Vázquez, C.; Guth, P.L.; Tadono, T. Best BiCubic Method to Compute the Planimetric Misregistration between Images with Sub-Pixel Accuracy: Application to Digital Elevation Models. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 13, 96.