LiDAR technology in Elk Grove

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LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a remote sensing technique
where laser pulses are directed toward the earth and the time it takes
for the impulse to return provides elevation information as well as some
characteristics of the surface below. The village has just received
LiDAR data from a private contract and a less dense and unclassified
dataset from Cook County as part of the annual GIS Consortium data
request.

A one foot contour dataset for the entire village was created from
this point information which was the main objective to acquire LiDAR.
However additional uses are being discovered of this information as well
such as developing a tree canopy and other elevated infrastructure,
supporting 3D mapping, and initiating a tree inventory, all of which
were not available products of the former data capture procedure. Best
of all, LiDAR is less expensive than the former elevation data
collection techniques.

LiDAR technology in Elk Grove

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LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a remote sensing technique
where laser pulses are directed toward the earth and the time it takes
for the impulse to return provides elevation information as well as some
characteristics of the surface below. The village has just received
LiDAR data from a private contract and a less dense and unclassified
dataset from Cook County as part of the annual GIS Consortium data
request.

A one foot contour dataset for the entire village was created from
this point information which was the main objective to acquire LiDAR.
However additional uses are being discovered of this information as well
such as developing a tree canopy and other elevated infrastructure,
supporting 3D mapping, and initiating a tree inventory, all of which
were not available products of the former data capture procedure. Best
of all, LiDAR is less expensive than the former elevation data
collection techniques.