Beta GEOID18 Model Released for Public Comment

Map of Beta GEOID18 Released

NGS will replace GEOID12B with GEOID18 in mid-2019. GEOID18 will be the last hybrid geoid model that NGS will create before NAVD 88 is replaced by the North American-Pacific Geopotential Datum of 2022 (NAPGD2022). Beta GEOID18 is now available for review. Hybrid geoid models convert NAD 83 ellipsoid heights to NAVD 88 orthometric heights by constraining a gravimetric geoid model […]

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USGS 3DEP Lidar Point Cloud Now Available as Amazon Public Dataset

USGS 3DEP LIDAR POINT CLOUD NOW AVAILABLE AS AMAZON PUBLIC DATASET Release Date: FEBRUARY 7, 2019 The USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) is excited to announce the availability of a new way to access and process lidar point cloud data from the 3DEP repository. 3DEP has been acquiring three-dimensional information across the United States using light detection and ranging (lidar) technology- an airborne […]

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International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2019 Keynote Speakers Announced

International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2019 Keynote Speakers Announced Four Keynote Sessions feature thought leaders from USGS, NASA, Ithaca College, and The Digit Group   October 31, 2018 (Denver, Colorado, USA) – The organizers of International LiDAR Mapping Forum, the world’s leading technical conference and expo that showcases the latest airborne, terrestrial and underwater lidar and emerging remote sensing and data […]

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Dewberry Selected to Conduct Lidar Surveys of Everglades National Park

USGS data to support environmental management initiatives Fairfax, VA—December 7, 2016 Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has been selected by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to conduct 1,211 square miles of lidar surveys covering a large portion of the Everglades National Park in southern Florida. High-density topobathymetric lidar and ground survey data will be collected for the […]

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Detailed Aquifer Mapping in Wayne County, New York

Detailed mapping of the glacial aquifer within the buried Fairport-Lyons bedrock channel in southern Wayne County, New York is the latest study in the cooperative Detailed Aquifer Mapping Program between the USGS New York Water Science Center and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). The aim of the program is to map the extent of glacial aquifers […]

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