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#1)  LiDAR Used to Find Caves in the Smokies

Postby bbeduhn » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:49 pm

Sinkholes to peaks: Digital maps paint a new picture of Smokies
Aerial laser images paint park as 3-D landscape

By Morgan Simmons
Posted December 10, 2012 at 4 a.m.

"With these digital maps, we're seeing the park in a whole new way," Langdon said. "Instead of relying on lines on a contour map, we're now picking up landscape features that weren't interpreted in the old aerial photography. It opens up a whole new world for those interested in exploring the park."


http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20121214/NEWS/312140011/Secrets-Smokies-revealed-by-high-tech-maps

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/dec/10/sinkholes-to-peaks-digital-maps-paint-a-new-of/

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#2)  Re: LiDAR Used to Find Caves in the Smokies

Postby pdbrandt » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:27 pm

Thanks Brian,

According to the second link, the LIDAR based maps will be "made available to the public on an interactive site".  Does anyone know if those maps will have a canopy height layer?
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#3)  Re: LiDAR Used to Find Caves in the Smokies

Postby Will Blozan » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:32 pm

Patrick,

I think Josh Kelly, Jess riddle, and Michael Davie have "been there done that". Some really exciting discoveries have come from those data so far and more to come.

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