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Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) Viewer
Entry ID: USGS_LIDAR_VIEWER

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Summary
Abstract: There has been increasing demand for research utilizing all information generated from lidar remote sensing data and not just bare earth digital elevation models (DEMs). While this technology has been a proven mapping tool, effective for generating bare earth DEMs,research on using the entire point cloud of this remote sensing data for scientific applications have been slowed by the high cost of collecting lidar and a steep learning curve on research and understanding involving utilizing the entire point cloud.

The Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) map viewer lets you zoom, analyze, query, and download LIDAR and related thematic data sets from the USGS.

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Description: Access the LIDAR viewer.
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Service Citation
Originators: USGS EROS
Title: Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) Viewer
Provider: USGS EROS
URL: http://gisdata.usgs.net/website/lidar/
Service Keywords
MODELS >DIGITAL ELEVATION/DIGITAL TERRAIN MODELS Parameter Definition
DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION >GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS >WEB-BASED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS Parameter Definition

Quality This lidar point cloud data is provided 'As Is', with varying processing and accuracy. The USGS is not responsible for bare earth processing, populating fields other than xyz, or validating reported vertical and horizontal accuracies. This data is provided for non-mapping applications. Query fields for possible added information. Use point cloud data at your own risk.
Access Constraints The viewer and data is available for public access.
Ancillary Keywords
GIS
Geographic Information Systems
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Service Provider
DOI/USGS/EROS/GISDATA > GISDATA Map Studio, Earth Resources Observation Systems Data Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://gisdata.usgs.gov/

Service Provider Personnel
Name: EROS CENTER
Phone: 605-594-6151
Phone: 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
LTA Customer Services
U.S. Geological Survey
EROS Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2007-05-24
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-06-29
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Last Updated:  November 2014