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The 3D Elevation Program—Supporting Maine’s economy

November 3, 2023


Inland flooding, sea-level rise, and pollution pose challenges for Maine’s infrastructure and natural resources. A highly detailed, three-dimensional (3D) model of the Earth’s surface is allowing the State of Maine to address these challenges in an increasingly comprehensive and timely manner. In addition, highly accurate elevation data facilitate land development, forest management, agricultural practices, and wildlife conservation, all of which are key pillars of Maine’s economy. Critical applications that meet the State’s management needs depend on light detection and ranging (lidar) data that provide a highly detailed 3D model of the Earth’s surface and aboveground features.

Publication Year 2023
Title The 3D Elevation Program—Supporting Maine’s economy
DOI 10.3133/fs20233036
Authors Dan Walters
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2023-3036
Index ID fs20233036
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Geospatial Program