Follow-up 3D-TAIGER meeting at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan

Within the exchange and collaboration project 3D-TAIGER (Multi-Source 3D Geoinformation Extraction for Improved Management of Forest and Natural Hazards – Collaboration between TAIwan and GERmany), a further workshop took place in Tainan from Thursday, 06 April 2017 to Monday, 10 April 2017.

Hosted by the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan, the schedule comprised talks of high-ranking scientists and intensive discussions between the involved researchers and students.

On the first day, a series of public talks was provided and well-attended:

  • Opening address by Prof. Chiang (Chairman of the NCKU department of Geomatics) and Prof. Wang (Dept. of Geomatics, NCKU)
  • “Progress in LiDAR-based Monitoring of Natural Hazards and Vegetation” by Prof. Höfle (GIScience and 3D Spatial Data Processing Group, Heidelberg University)
  • “LiDAR Investigation of Landslide and Forests in Taiwan – Part II” by Prof. Wang (Dept. of Geomatics, NCKU)
  • “Object-based Point Cloud Classification using Airborne LiDAR” by Prof. Teo (Dept. of Civil Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu)
  • “Thermal Environment and Building Energy Consumption Evaluation and Mapping in Complex Urban Area Based on LiDAR and GIS data” by Prof. Lin (Dept. of Architecture, NCKU)
  • “3D Building Model Retrieval System using Airborne LiDAR Point Clouds” by Prof. Lin (Dept. of Geomatics, NCKU)
  • “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-based Remote Sensing for Forest Inventory Analysis” by Prof. Chen (Dept. of Forestry, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology)

The following Friday included progress reports, the discussion of current projects, and hands-on challenge tackling on a PhD student level (Kuei-Chia Chen, Katharina Anders, Martin Hämmerle) with support of Profs. Wang (Dept. of Geomatics, NCKU), Wu (Dept. of Earth Sciences, NCKU), and Höfle (GIScience and 3D Spatial Data Processing Group, Heidelberg University).

The 3D-TAIGER group also spent the weekend in a geoscientific context: On Saturday, the group examined geological features and geomorphological processes around the Wushanding Mud Volcano Nature Reserve, and on Sunday, the interactions between changing sediment sources and coastal morphology were experienced in the Taijiang National Park.

The workshop was closed on Monday, 10 April with a visit to Prof. Chen (Dept. of Forestry, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology), and a public talk about “Current Frontiers in LiDAR Research” by Prof. Höfle

Many thanks to Prof. Wang, Prof. Wu, Kuei-Chia Chen, and Dr. Mon-Shieh Yang for organizing and conducting the workshop and the framing program!

The exchange between Taiwan and Germans is going on, starting with Dr. Mon-Shieh Yang who arrived already in Heidelberg for a long research stay, and further visits from Tainan to Heidelberg on the PhD and master student level scheduled for summer 2017.

Check also the other blog entries covering 3D-TAIGER!



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