Geomorphometry Newsletter November 2014

Published: Nov 23, 2014 by ISG Board

This is to remind all our members that the submission deadline for the is due in 5 days i.e. on 28th of November. If you plan to participate in the conference next year in Poznan, this is your last chance to submit an extended abstract and compete for one of the oral talks. Please note that there will be no extensions of this deadline! For more information please feel free to contact the organizing committee.

Instructions: 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. Detailed instructions on how to preprare you extended abstract and how to submit it are available here. Each submission will go through a peer-review process and will be rated by the members of the scientific committee. Revisions and final acceptance of the extended abstracts will be closed in February 2015. After that we will publish the working programme of the conference and open the full registrations. We look forward to seeing you in Poznan!!

Important dates:

  • Extended abstracts due: 28 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. Here is one more time the complete list:

  • 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

If you are looking for high resolution global full coverage DEM data (based on the SRTM DEM), Christoph Hormann and Jonathan de Ferranti have prepared a public repository where you can download 3’’ arcsec resolution data ( at no cost. The authors claim that these tiles have been filled and corrected from the best available alternative sources. See also external links to an independent review, and some photographic comparisons.

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…



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