Tag Archives: USGS

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

Posted in airborne LiDAR, Data, Government, Hydrographic LiDAR, Mapping, Open Source, remote sensing, Research | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in airborne LiDAR, Mapping, remote sensing, Research, Sensors | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Mapping Landslides with Lidar

A recently released USGS report finds a number of landslides that were not previously recognized due in large part to the dense forest cover. They note that, “Newly acquired lidar imagery has allowed researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey to … Continue reading

Posted in airborne LiDAR, Environmental, Forestry, remote sensing, Research | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

USGS Lidar Topography Seminar

Abstract – Light Detection and Ranging (lidar) has become the dominant technology for topographic mapping. The significant improvements in spatial resolution, vertical accuracy, and most dramatically, relative accuracy of lidar data has enormous impact on the hydrology/hydrography community, making it … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Modeling, airborne LiDAR, Education, Environmental, Government, Hydrographic LiDAR | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Finding Lidar Data

The USGS hosts what it calls the National Map Download Client which is a searchable database of lidar data collections for the U.S. The site features a number of advanced search options that can be used to more quickly locate … Continue reading

Posted in airborne LiDAR, Data, Environmental, Government, Mapping | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in 3D Modeling, Environmental, Forestry, Government, Mapping | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

USGS Announces 3DEP Awards

The U.S. Geological Survey has announced the first recipients of the 2016 partnership funding awards for the 3D Elevation Program. This program, referred to as 3DEP, presents a unique opportunity for collaboration between the USGS and other federal, state and … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Mapping, The Industry | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in airborne LiDAR, Conferences, Flash LiDAR, Mapping, remote sensing, Sensors | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

USGS Evaluating New Lidar Systems

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has contracted with Woolpert to evaluate new lidar (light detection and ranging) technologies to assess the suitability to support the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). This use of the single photon and Geiger mode lidar for … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Modeling, airborne LiDAR, Business Development, Data, Government, Research | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

3DEP BAA

The USGS just announced the 3DEP program via a Broad Agency Announcement for FY 2015/16. The BAA provides detailed information on how to partner with the USGS and other Federal agencies to acquire high-quality 3D Elevation data. Information and contacts … Continue reading

Posted in airborne LiDAR, Data, Environmental, Government, Mapping | Tagged , , | Leave a comment