In collaboration with: National Geographic
Lidar acquisition used to produce the most comprehensive map ever of Mt. Everest
In 2019, GEO1 worked with National Geographic geographer Alex Tait to create a complete virtual reconstruction of the Everest Base Camp, the surrounding Khumbu Glacier, and the adjacent mountain walls. GEO1 acquired aerial lidar and imagery of the mountain which, combined with terrestrial lidar and imagery, was used to produce the highest-resolution model of the glacier and mountain. Modeling Mt. Everest will provide unprecedented insight into the impacts of climate change on the glacier.