Recent U.S. Geological Survey applications of Lidar

Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
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As lidar (light detection and ranging) technology matures, more applications are being explored by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists throughout the Nation, both in collaboration with other Federal agencies and alone in support of USGS natural-hazards research (Crane et al., 2004). As the technology continues to improve and evolve, USGS scientists are finding new and unique methods to use and represent high-resolution lidar data, and new ways to make these data and derived information publicly available. Different lidar sensors and configurations have offered opportunities to use high-resolution elevation data for a variety of projects across all disciplines of the USGS. The following examples are just a few of the diverse projects in the USGS where lidar data is being used.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Recent U.S. Geological Survey applications of Lidar
Series title Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Volume 71
Issue 1
Year Published 2005
Language English
Publisher ASPRS
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 5 p.
First page 5
Last page 9
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