UMSRS 2020 Short Course Offerings

PRRSUM is excited to host the following short courses associated with the 2020 Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium. Regular conference registration is required for short course registration. 

Stay tuned for more short course listings!


Short Course 1: Three Dimensional Modeling using Structure from Motion and Terrestrial Laser Scanning

Date/Time: Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 from 1 pm until 5 pm 
Location: TBA
Instructor: Stephanie Day, Assistant Professor at North Dakota State University
Cost: $100 per person

Workshop Description: In this workshop participants will learn two methods of developing 3D models of a given site or surface.  The first method participants will learn is structure from motion this relatively new and inexpensive method of constructing a 3D model uses any camera and stiches photographs together to create a high-resolution 3D pint cloud. Participants will practice this method using their own cameras and a trial version of the processing software. The second method participants will examine is terrestrial laser scanning.  Participants will observe the development of a 3D model using terrestrial laser scanning.  Finally we will discuss the pros and cons of each method and explore what environments are most appropriate for each method and the possibilities of a combined approach. 

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this workshop students will be able to:

  1. Determine the best technology to build a three-dimensional model of their site of interest.
  2. Build a 3D model using structure from motion.
  3. Understand the process of developing a 3D model using terrestrial laser scanning.

Materials that students need to bring: a computer and a camera that they can download pictures from (cell phone camera is fine)