Several months ago we posted an online survey asking you — the Wisconsin geospatial community — about your interest in LiDAR training. The response was overwhelming. We received over 250 responses to the survey, the vast majority of which indicated a desire for a workshop on LiDAR basics.
We are happy to announce that we are now able to offer such a workshop. On March 20-21, 2017, the SCO will host a 1-1/2 day workshop entitled “Basics of LiDAR Data” to be held in Science Hall, 550 N. Park. St., Madison, WI. The workshop will include both lectures and hands-on exercises using industry-standard Esri software.
Upon completion of this course registrants will have a broad understanding of: raster data; map algebra and raster data processing; DEM characteristics; LiDAR acquisition concepts; accuracy and error; LiDAR application domains; terrain analysis; TINs, breaklines and contours; point clouds and LAS files; and visualization options. Registrants will also gain an understanding of the Wisconsin LiDAR landscape including data sources and availability.