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Making lidar more photogenic: creating band combinations from lidar information

Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing

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Abstract

Over the past five to ten years the use and applicability of light detection and ranging (lidar) technology has increased dramatically. As a result, an almost exponential amount of lidar data is being collected across the country for a wide range of applications, and it is currently the technology of choice for high resolution terrain model creation, 3-dimensional city and infrastructure modeling, forestry and a wide range of scientific applications (Lin and Mills, 2010). The amount of data that is being delivered across the country is impressive. For example, the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Center for Lidar Information Coordination and Knowledge (CLICK), which is a National repository of USGS and partner lidar point cloud datasets (Stoker et al., 2006), currently has 3.5 percent of the United States covered by lidar, and has approximately another 5 percent in the processing queue. The majority of data being collected by the commercial sector are from discrete-return systems, which collect billions of lidar points in an average project. There are also a lot of discussions involving a potential National-scale Lidar effort (Stoker et al., 2008).

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Making lidar more photogenic: creating band combinations from lidar information
Series title:
Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Volume
76
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Contributing office(s):
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description:
5 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
First page:
216
Last page:
220