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The 3D Elevation Program—Supporting Arkansas's economy

June 13, 2023


In recent years, Arkansas has coordinated with Federal and local partners to improve the quality and availability of high-resolution elevation data for the State. With high-quality elevation data, Arkansas can improve services offered to the public and within government, resulting in better quality of life, improved public safety, and higher return on investments. Elevation data are beneficial in numerous business activities, including agriculture and precision farming, flood risk management, geologic resource assessment and hazard mitigation, infrastructure and construction management, urban and regional planning, and natural resources conservation. Critical applications that meet the State’s management needs depend on light detection and ranging (lidar) data that provide a highly detailed three-dimensional (3D) model of the Earth’s surface and aboveground features. The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) is managed by the U.S. Geological Survey in partnership with Federal, State, Tribal, U.S. territorial, and local agencies to acquire consistent lidar coverage at quality level 2 or better to meet the many needs of the Nation and Arkansas. This fact sheet shows the status of available and in-progress 3DEP baseline lidar data in Arkansas.

Publication Year 2023
Title The 3D Elevation Program—Supporting Arkansas's economy
DOI 10.3133/fs20233018
Authors Chris Cretini
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2023-3018
Index ID fs20233018
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Geospatial Program