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Helena Mitasova

Area(s) of Expertise

  • High resolution, 3D coastal terrain mapping using lidar technology
  • Analysis of coastal erosion and sand redistribution from time series of lidar-based digital elevation models
  • Barrier island storm vulnerability mapping
  • Sustainable land use management and design
  • Geospatial analytics and visualization
  • Open source geospatial software development as one of the founding laboratories in the OSGeo
  • Research and Education Laboratories (OSGeo REL) worldwide network

Research Summary

The researchers and students from the NCSU OSGeo REL in collaboration with the NCSU-Kenan Natural Hazards Mapping Program developed new metrics for analysis of barrier island topographic change and are currently working on Coastal Dynamics Toolbox for open source GRASS GIS.


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