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The 3D Elevation Program—Supporting Ohio's economy

June 6, 2024


High-quality elevation data are proving to be a resource of great economic value in dealing with many important issues in Ohio. Current and accurate high-resolution elevation data support flood risk management, water quantity and quality assessment, precision farming, conservation planning, impervious-surface modeling, forest and other natural resources management, abandoned mine and geologic hazard assessment, karst mapping, and siting of wellhead pads for horizontal drilling. These data also support coastal zone management, traffic safety and preliminary engineering site-selection studies for transportation infrastructure, solar potential and other renewable energy planning, aviation safety, and identification of features of interest or concern such as archaeological sites and orphan oil and gas wells. 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.

Publication Year 2024
Title The 3D Elevation Program—Supporting Ohio's economy
DOI 10.3133/fs20243017
Authors Charles E. Hickman
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2024-3017
Index ID fs20243017
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Geospatial Program