Lidar 101: An Introduction to Lidar Technology, Data, and Applications

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Coastal managers must have adequate training or experience to make sound decisions about the procurement, processing, and application of lidar data. This document provides introductory and overview information, as well as in-depth technical information, to support decision-making in all phases of lidar projects. The information presented is not comprehensive, but rather covers aspects of the technology that are the most common subjects of discussion within the coastal management community.