LiDAR - An emerging tool for geological applications

Outcrop: The Newsletter of the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists
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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, more and more LiDAR data now are being collected across the country for a wide range of applications, and LiDAR currently is the technology of choice for high resolution terrain model creation, 3-D city and infrastructure modeling, forestry, and a wide range of scientific applications. LiDAR is a key technology for geological applications both within and outside the U.S. Geological Survey, and efforts are underway to try to collect high resolution LiDAR data for the entire United States (https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3089/pdf/fs2012-3089.pdf).

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title LiDAR - An emerging tool for geological applications
Series title Outcrop: The Newsletter of the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists
Volume 61
Issue 10
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists
Publisher location Denver, CO
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 4 p.
First page 6
Last page 10
Public Comments October 2012
Country UNITED STATES