Using lidar to map Superstorm Sandy's impact

09/4/2013 | Atlantic Cities, The

Researchers are using lidar technology to survey parts of the East Coast and measure the impact of Superstorm Sandy on the area. Eventually, the U.S. Geological Survey wants to survey the lower 48 states using lidar to produce much more accurate maps than are currently available. "Historically we've measured accuracy in meters," said USGS senior adviser Larry Sugarbaker. "With lidar, we measure accuracy in centimeters."

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