- ESRI is offering a free introductory seminar on Lidar and ArcGIS.
- The course is for beginners, providing an intro to the technology and its use within ArcGIS.
- Two follow on courses are being developed.
ESRI is now offering a LiDAR training course entitled, “Getting Started with Lidar in ArcGIS”. This 60 minute (it actually only runs about 36) self-paced training video offers an introduction to Lidar concepts and how to work with Lidar data in ArcGIS 9.3 and 9.3.1. One of the really nice features of this offering is the cost – it’s free. Many thanks to the ESRI folks for taking this approach.
The information presented is aimed at the novice level. Most of the discussion is focused on aerial data collection. The instructor provides a very easy to follow and understand set of slides. The graphics are well done and illuminating. There is a good overview of how Lidar data can be used inside ArcGIS and in conjunction with 3D Analyst and Spatial Analyst.
If you are interested in learning some of the basic concepts of airborne lidar – the technology and how to make use of the data inside the ArcGIS environment this seminar will be a good starting place. Two more courses are being developed.