Recent U.S. Geological Survey applications of Lidar
As lidar (light detection and ranging) technology matures, more applications are being explored by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists throughout the Nation, both in collaboration with other Federal agencies and alone in support of USGS natural-hazards research (Crane et al., 2004). As the technology continues to improve and evolve, USGS scientists are finding new and unique methods to use and represent high-resolution lidar data, and new ways to make these data and derived information publicly available. Different lidar sensors and configurations have offered opportunities to use high-resolution elevation data for a variety of projects across all disciplines of the USGS. The following examples are just a few of the diverse projects in the USGS where lidar data is being used.
|Recent U.S. Geological Survey applications of Lidar
|Vivian R. Queija, Jason M. Stoker, John J. Kosovich
|Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
|USGS Publications Warehouse
|Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center