Jim DePasquale, of the The Nature Conservancy, shares his knowledge and experience of the USGS’ 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) and how the data is employed to improve communities in Alaska. Read the article at Directions Magazine.
“The idea for a collaborative project on Prince of Wales Island began percolating in the summer of 2016, with a focus on various land management planning initiatives. The island, which is slightly larger than the state of Delaware and home to about 4,000 people, is heavily forested. With previous 5-meter resolution mapping statewide, there wasn’t sufficient density to penetrate the forest canopy and get good data on the forest floor.”