Federal agencies, academia, communities, and the private sector are collaborating on advanced US mapping data as part of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). Look what these maps can do.
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Lidar in action
(Source: North Carolina Dept. of Public Safety)
3DEP uses lidar remote sensing technology to acquire and distribute 3D data, including surface elevations and natural and constructed features. Lidar measures distance by pointing a laser at a target and analyzing the reflected light.
Big Data, Big ChallengesIf thereís one asset the U.S. government has in abundance, itís data. But a fight for expertise is hindering both the public and private sectors when it comes to managing and mining information. Can Uncle Sam compete for talent?
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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