LIDAR (LIght Detection and Ranging) is an airborne, spaceborne or ground-based laser-ranging technique commonly used for acquiring high-resolution topographic data.
Lidar base specification [ More info] Explains in detail how to collect, package, and document lidar data for use with The National Map.
Lidar postcards [ More info] Four postcards available for downloading and printing, illustrating the use of lidar (light detection and ranging) to construct high-resolution topographic and habitat maps.
Hurricane and extreme storm impact studies: coastal and nearshore mapping with scanning airborne laser (LIDAR) [ More info] Airborne scanning laser surveys (LIDAR) are used to obtaining data to investigate the magnitude and causes of coastal changes that occur during severe storms. Links to examples of coastal mapping during specific hurricanes.
Mount St. Helens lidar [ More info] Poster available in two sizes for downloading and printing.
Use of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) to Obtain High-Resolution Elevation Data for Sussex County, Delaware [ More info] Methods and techniques used to collect and process LiDAR elevation data, the generation of the digital elevation model (DEM) and the 2-foot contours, and the quality-assurance procedures and results.
Using terrestrial light detection and ranging (lidar) technology for land-surface analysis in the Southwest [ More info] Tripod-mounted lidar makes it inexpensive and efficient to measure and map geographic features that change with time, such as sand dunes and erosional features, and soil microtopography.
3D Elevation Program: summary for Nebraska [ More info] Summarizes the expected value over the next decade of the 3D Elevation Program for this state.
3D Elevation Program: summary for Vermont [ More info] Summarizes the expected value over the next decade of the 3D Elevation Program for this state.
Coastal Change During Hurricane Isabel 2003 [ More info] Summary of study to document the impact of Hurricane Isabel in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, near Cape Hatteras. Methods included pre- and post-storm photography, videography, and lidar.
Coastal change during Hurricane Ivan 2004 [ More info] Summary of study to document the impact of Hurricane Ivan on the Gulf coast of Alabama near the Florida border.
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