2014 Winter Lecture Series

A 3-D Geological Tour of the San Luis Valley Thanks to the Magic of LiDAR

 SLV LiDAR image

by Andrew Valdez

7 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 2014

Room 130 Porter Hall

Adams State University

Alamosa, CO

The San Luis Valley is a geologically fascinating area  that has recently been mapped using a laser scanning technique known as LiDAR. This presentation will describe how LiDAR works and how it can be used to visualize the more interesting landforms of the San Luis Valley in 3D. In many cases, features can be viewed more effectively with LiDAR data. 3D glasses will be provided for lecture participants.


About the Speaker

Andrew Valdez is a geologist with the National Park Service at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. He is part of a resource management team that collects data to help understand the dunes and the area's hydrology. Andrew is a San Luis Valley native and graduate of Adams State College.

The Colorado Field Institute is a nonprofit corporation organized in 2005 to promote greater stewardship of the natural and cultural resources within the San Luis Valley. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,