LiDAR Applications Workshop

  1. The International Water Institute is offering a free, one day LiDAR Applications Workshop.
  2. The event will take place in Grand Forks, North Dakota on January 26, 2010.
  3. This should be an excellent opportunity to learn first hand about the benefits of LiDAR in the management of a large watershed.

The International Water Institute is hosting a LiDAR Applications Workshop in Grand Forks, North Dakota on January 26, 2010. The day long, free event will feature speakers from the Institute, state government and the private sector. Advance registration is required. The agenda appears to offer an excellent mix of applications ranging from planning and engineering to precision agriculture – you don’t hear that term much anymore, and strategies for disseminating LiDAR data.

In 2008 the International Water Institute initiated the Red River Basin Mapping Initiative – a $5,000,000 project to acquire and make publicly available highly accurate elevation data for the US portion of the Red River Basin. This was in response to the disastrous flooding that had occurred in that region. LiDAR was used to acquire over 50,000 sq. miles of data in North and South Dakota and Minnesota.

This should certainly be an opportunity to learn first hand about the benefits of LiDAR technology for effectively managing a large watershed.

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