SCANNING HYDROGRAPHIC OPERATIONAL AIRBORNE LIDAR SURVEY

Project Description
The Scanning Hydrographic Operational Airborne Lidar Survey (SHOALS) system is
the world leader in airborne lidar bathymetric mapping. SHOALS employs a
technique known as Airborne Lidar Bathymetry (ALB) or Airborne Lidar
Hydrography (ALH) which uses state-of-the-art LIDAR (Light Detection and
Ranging) technology to rapidly and accurately measure seabed depths and
topographic elevations. SHOALS can survey over large areas, far exceeding the
capabilities and efficiency of traditional survey methods.

For more information on SHOALS, see:

http://shoals.sam.usace.army.mil/

[Summary provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.]