For those readers who can make it to Washington, D.C. (it’s too bad this was not a webinar) the USGS will be hosting a congressional briefing on Friday, July 25, 2014 – 11:00 a.m EDT in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2325.
They note, “Outdated and inconsistent elevation data cost lives and hinder prosperity across our Nation. A coordinated effort among Federal, State, local government and the private sector could meet our country’s needs for high-quality, 3D elevation data in just 8 years.”
The USGS is doing an excellent job of selling the benefits and value of LiDAR-derived 3D information. Hopefully the politicians will show up and listen.