Ground-based lidar collects detailed, accurate data

Lidar equipment is in foreground, near a road failure caused by an earthquake in Japan in 2004.

Detailed Description

USGS Lidar equipment, like this Riegl z210i, rapidly collects a highly detailed, accurate, and permanent digital terrain model record of damaged ground and structures on the Route 252 embankment failure, Horinouchi, Japan, as a result of the October 23, 2004 Niigata-ken Chuetsu earthquake.


Image Dimensions: 1500 x 1125

Date Taken:

Location Taken: 15, JP