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Investigation of Lidar Data Processing and Analysis in the Cloud

Summary

Lower technical and financial barriers have led to a proliferation of lidar point-cloud datasets acquired to support diverse USGS projects. The objective of this effort was to implement an open-source, cloud-based solution through USGS Cloud Hosting Solutions (CHS) that would address the needs of the growing USGS lidar community. We proposed to allow users to upload point-cloud datasets to CHS-administered Amazon Web Services storage where open-source packages Entwine and Potree would provide visualization and manipulation via a local web browser. This functionality for individual datasets would mirror services currently available for USGS 3DEP data. After the software packages could not satisfy internal technical and security requirements, [...]

Contacts

Principal Investigator :
Jessica J Walker
Co-Investigator :
Harold R House, Dionne K Zoanni
CMS Group :
Community for Data Integration - CDI

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“A screen capture of a web browser displaying USGS 3DEP point-cloud data acquired”
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Managed_Service_Business_Case_Sheet.pdf 204.73 KB application/pdf
CDI_Lidar_Data_Project_final_report.pdf 183.39 KB application/pdf

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A screen capture of a web browser displaying USGS 3DEP point-cloud data acquired
A screen capture of a web browser displaying USGS 3DEP point-cloud data acquired

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