Wisconsin Geospatial News

Interested in LiDAR training? Take this survey.

Lidar (or LiDAR) is one of the fastest-growing remote sensing technologies. It is often used to generate highly precise elevation models of the earth’s surface. However, lidar data can also be used in a variety of other application areas, including forestry, agriculture, hydrology, conservation, and emergency management. Many of the most valuable uses of lidar data go far beyind its abilities to simply model land surface elevations.

The State Cartographer’s Office at UW-Madison, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Administration, is considering developing a short workshop entitled “Introduction to Lidar Data Processing.” This workshop would provide attendees with a hands-on introduction to selected airborne lidar data processing methods using recent lidar datasets for Wisconsin. The workshop will most likely be delivered over 1-1/2 days on UW-Madison campus, sometime in early 2017.

If you are interested in this training personally, or have staff that might benefit, please take 5-10 minutes to fill out our survey and tell us about your lidar training needs. The survey will remain open until Oct 21st, 2016.

The survey link is: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_57uR8mviIzTCtJX