Lidar vegetation mapping in national parks: Gulf Coast Network

Fact Sheet 2011-3137
Decision Support for Coastal Science and Management
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Abstract

Airborne lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) is an active remote sensing technique used to collect accurate elevation data over large areas. Lidar provides an extremely high level of regional topographic detail, which makes this technology an essential component of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) science strategy. The USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP) has collaborated with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Park Service (NPS) to acquire dense topographic lidar data in a variety of coastal environments.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Lidar vegetation mapping in national parks: Gulf Coast Network
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2011-3137
Subseries Decision Support for Coastal Science and Management
DOI 10.3133/fs20113137
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 2 p.
Country United States
State Louisiana
Other Geospatial Jean Lafitte National Historical Park And Preserve
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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