At the Wet Areas Mapping Workshop, Jae Ogilvie, Forest Watershed Research Centre, University of New Brunswick outlines the modelling process from LiDAR data to wet area maps. Adding additional data (location, and size of culverts), hydrographic modelling can be done. Predicted stream channels and predicted wet area maps can be lead to soil moisture prediction useful in infrastructure planning. Jae Ogilvie finishes by describing the data management process for these very large data sets and model limitations.
The Wet Areas Mapping workshop was sponsored by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Foothills Research Institute and the University of New Brunswick and took place on Calgary, Alberta, on Feb. 11, 2013.