State Mandated Use of Lidar

wash lidarThere is nothing better than a mandate to get the funding flowing in a government setting.

In 2015, the Washington State Legislature mandated that the Department of Natural Resources Division of Geology and Earth Resources collect, analyze, and publicly distribute detailed information about our state’s geology using the best available technology – lidar. The main focus of this new push for lidar collection is to map landslides, but there are innumerable additional benefits and applications of this data both inside and outside of the field of geology.

The Division is setting up a new lidar program and has begun collecting, inventorying, processing, and storing existing lidar data. New airborne lidar collection is scheduled for the winter of 2015, starting with areas at higher risk for landslides that do not already have high-quality lidar data.

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