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8/19/2014
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Elena Malykhina
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3D Mapping Data's Future: 8 Examples

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.
(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.

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Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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8/19/2014 | 2:03:41 PM
Solar panels
That solar panels example looks pretty interesting. Will Google Maps soon be used to help us plant that new tree in the right spot in the yard, too?
Ariella
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8/19/2014 | 1:31:48 PM
3d mapping
All great improvements on traditional 2D maps, and the aviation one can prove particularly helpful for flight safety.  
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