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Introduction to Discrete Return LiDAR
Entry ID: LiDAR-tutorial

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Abstract: Light detection and Ranging (LiDAR), sometimes referred to as scanning laser
altimetry, is a widespread technology that allows the relative height of
surfaces to be measured from an aircraft or satellite sensor.

This web site provides a tutorial on LiDAR and how it works.
Service Citation
Originators: Jeffrey S. Evans & Andrew T. Hudak, Alistair M.S. Smith
Title: Introduction to Discrete Return LiDAR
Provider: University of Idaho
Service Provider
UID/CNR/RS-GISRL > Remote Sensing & GIS Research Lab, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL:

Service Provider Personnel
Phone: (208) 885-9736
Fax: (208) 885-5534
Email: kponcek at
Contact Address:
College of Natural Resources
University of Idaho
City: Moscow
Province or State: ID
Postal Code: 83844
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Electronic-Webpages
Fees: None
Phone: (208) 885-1009
Fax: (208) 885-6226
Email: alistair at
Contact Address:
Department of Forest Resources
University of Idaho
City: Moscow
Province or State: ID
Postal Code: 83844
Country: USA
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SERF Creation Date: 2006-05-09
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-04-14
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