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Land-based lidar mapping: a new surveying technique to shed light on rapid topographic change

Fact Sheet 2006-3111

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Abstract

The rate of natural change in such dynamic environments as rivers and coastlines can sometimes overwhelm the monitoring capacity of conventional surveying methods. In response to this limitation, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are pioneering new applications of light detection and ranging (lidar), a laser-based scanning technology that promises to greatly increase our ability to track rapid topographic changes and manage their impact on affected communities.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Land-based lidar mapping: a new surveying technique to shed light on rapid topographic change
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2006-3111
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Western Coastal and Marine Geology
Description:
4 p.