Lidar mapping and analytics continue to reveal new geographical insights. Reshawna Maine of Photonics reports how the Alaskan frontier is yet another example of lidar analysis providing critical information in remote places. The article describes how a partnership among Alaskan tribes led to funding through the USGS 3D Elevation Program, and it explains how the results will aid in habitat restoration and resource conservation practices. Read Full Article Here. Excerpt below:
Motivated by a desire to map, understand, and better manage natural resources, over a dozen international, regional, community-based organizations, and tribal governments in rural southeastern Alaskan villages have formed a collaborative partnership, as reported online by Directions Magazine.