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2004-04
Start Date
2008-05-23
End Date
2011-12-28

Summary

LiDAR data is remotely sensed high-resolution elevation data collected by an airborne collection platform. Using a combination of laser rangefinding, GPS positioning and inertial measurement technologies; LiDAR instruments are able to make highly detailed Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) of the earth's terrain, man-made structures and vegetation.

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LiDAR data is used for 3D visualization, elevation based analysis and for feature extraction.

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  • Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC)

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