Coastal Lidar Breakdown: Concerns, Trends and Data Availability

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:23pm -- Administrator

Light Detection and Ranging (lidar) is a 3-dimensional remote sensing technology which allows geospatial professionals to analyze natural and man-made environmental changes with high accuracy and precision from a multitude of platforms and on an array of products.  Innovative techniques and technologies will continue to improve accuracies, applicability and integration with geographic information systems and lower costs.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Digital Coast has been delivering custom lidar data products for over 16 years, including areas of all U.S. coastal states and territories.  We serve as a conduit for all publicly available coastal lidar, delivering data and expertise to our customers at the local and state levels who may not have the resources needed.

This presentation will provide an overview coastal concerns regarding lidar technological trends with cognizance of environmental and logistic variables, as well as provide a demonstration of the Digital Coast's lidar product download capabilities through the Digital Access Viewer (DAV) and integration within an ArcGIS framework.

Author/Presenter name(s): 
Eric Morris
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Northwest GIS User Group

NWGIS is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for training, exchange of knowledge, techniques, and data among the users of ESRI software and related GIS products and services.