Light Detection & Ranging (LiDAR)
Light Detection & Ranging (LiDAR) is a technology through which a laser is fired at the ground from an airplane to measure distance to the ground in order to gather digital elevation information.
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LiDAR measures distances by sending pulses of laser light that strike and reflect from the surfaces of the earth. It converts these distances to georeferenced georeferenced data that is used in GIS applications.
Teton Conservation District has collaborated with numerous agencies and organizations to acquire LiDAR data in Jackson Hole.
LiDAR provides data for a wide array of natural resource management topics.
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