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USGS NGP Releases New Lidar Base Specification

The USGS NGP Lidar Base Specification version 2.1 is now available. Some notable changes include: Defining the project area as the lidar acquisition project boundary plus a 100-meter buffer Applying the specification to the extent of the defined project area … Continue reading

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3D Elevation Program Updates Webinar From the USGS

A number of presentations, including those from the USGS on the status of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) had to be cancelled at the recent ILMF conference. A webinar has been scheduled for April 24, 2019 at 11 AM EDT, … Continue reading

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DEM Users Manual 3rd Edition is Now Available

The 3rd edition of the DEM Users Manual includes 15 chapters, three appendices and a detailed Index. References in the eBook version are hyperlinked which is coming soon. Chapter and appendix titles include: 1. Introduction to DEMs 2. Vertical Datums … Continue reading

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USGS 3DEP – The 3D Elevation Map is Half Full

The USGS 3D Elevation Program, or 3DEP is a momentous undertaking in terms of the cost, organizational requirements and the data management, but the good news the country is 50% completed. There will be a keynote presentation at ILMF 2019 … Continue reading

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Quantum Spatial Supports Lidar Data Acquisition for USGS

Quantum Spatial helps to build coalitions of public and private groups to fund 3DEP projects. Quantum Spatial, Inc. (QSI), the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, announced that it is currently working on more than two dozen Lidar collection projects … Continue reading

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3DEP Program Moving to LAZ

In support of ongoing efforts to provide efficient, cloud ready, open data formats for the use of lidar data, the USGS National Geospatial Program and its associated 3D Elevation Program is transitioning all of its lidar data distribution files to … Continue reading

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Sources of Free Lidar Data

This detailed article in Geospatial World by Anusuya Datta provides an extensive listing and description of a variety of free lidar data sources from around the world, as well as this informative introductory video. The USGS 3DEP program is the … Continue reading

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Largest Single Photon Data Collect

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) contracted with Woolpert for a single photon lidar (SPL) data acquisition and processing of approximately 3,726 square miles of South Dakota. The task order was issued under the Geospatial Product and Services Contracts (GPSC 3) … Continue reading

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The Benefits of 3D Elevation

A white paper from the USGS entitled, “3D Elevation – We’ve Got You Covered in all 50 States” plus Puerto Rico provides a number of interesting examples of the benefits of investing in lidar data acquisition on a national scale. … Continue reading

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Day 2 ILMF 2016

Day 2 at ILMF 2016 was all about content. Following up on yesterday’s discussion of single photon and Geiger-mode lidar the USGS and others reported on the results of field tests made this past fall in Connecticut. Linear mode lidar … Continue reading

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