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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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Accurate flood information
(Source: FEMA)
Pictured here are FEMA's disaster applications of 3D terrain data. Following Hurricane Sandy in 2012, FEMA was able to identify 44,000 households as damaged and inaccessible. As a result, the agency provided $130 million in expedited assistance based on accurate and rapid flood depth information.
(Source: FEMA)

Pictured here are FEMA's disaster applications of 3D terrain data. Following Hurricane Sandy in 2012, FEMA was able to identify 44,000 households as damaged and inaccessible. As a result, the agency provided $130 million in expedited assistance based on accurate and rapid flood depth information.

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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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