|On Monday. April 21, 2008, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission hosted a free LiDAR workshop to showcase recently acquired digital data for Western Pennsylvania as part of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resource’s PAMAP program. Over 100 people attended including GIS practitioners, surveyors, engineers, and representatives from state and local governments.
LiDAR, an acronym for light detection and ranging, is used to produce extremely accurate elevation data with applications in Geographic Information Systems, surveying and planning. Collected for 22 counties in Western PA in 2006, the LiDAR data will be processed to supply detailed elevation information, including 2-foot contours, meeting FEMA specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping.
Staff from PAMAP, BAE Systems, Photo Science and Penn State University provided an overview of the PAMAP program, introduced the audience toLiDAR technology, and showcased LiDAR products & techniques.
Listed below are presentations from the workshop and links for more information. Please note the large file sizes.
PAMAP LiDAR FAQ
PAMAP – the digital base map of Pennsylvania
USDA Forest Service, Fusion Software
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391-5590 x 347 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org