USGS Multimedia Gallery: Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR

Vegetation Canopy Lidar. Courtesy NASA

Listen to an audio podcast from the USGS explaining the use of Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR. “USGS scientists use high-resolution LiDAR data to create virtual 3-D landscapes, similar to the wireframe worlds found in movies and video games. With these virtual surfaces, investigators can now manipulate, measure, model, calculate, and examine the landscape in a whole new way and discover things previously unseen.”

Go to: USGS Multimedia Gallery: Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR.

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