LIDAR Derived Products

Lidar Derived Shaded Relief

What Products Can be Generated from LIDAR?

LIDAR provides a cost-effective means to collect digital information about the Earth’s surface. Using LIDAR, we can obtain several “layers” of information from the landscape through a series of LIDAR returns. The first return of information to a LIDAR sensor would, for example, be associated with the highest features in the landscape (typically treetops, tops of buildings, etc.). Following data returns would be associated with understory vegetation below the initial tree or vegetation …