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Airborne LIDAR Topographic Surveying

Credit: 4 PDH
Course Fee: $48.00
12 pages

Course Summary:

This course provides a general overview of the basic operating principles and theory of Airborne Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) systems. There are two basic types of LIDAR systems, those used for topography and those used for bathymetry. This course will deal mainly with topographic systems and uses.

Learning Objective:

Upon completion of the course the participant would know about:

  • LIDAR Operating Principles
  • Uses of LIDAR within the Corps
  • Capabilities and Limitations of LIDAR
  • Comparisons of LIDAR with Existing Technologies
  • LIDAR System Components
  • Planning a LIDAR Data Collection
  • LIDAR Data Collection
  • LIDAR Data Processing
  • LIDAR Data Classification
  • LIDAR Quality Control

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Course Content

Course Author: US Army Corps of Engineers

Course 1

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