The potential of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data to redefine mapping and modeling will be on display in the city of Dublin, Ireland, after NYU researchers released the largest ever LiDAR data set.
Darrell Etherington reports: "New York University has made available the densest public LiDAR data set ever collected, via its Center for Urban Science and Progress."
"The laser scanned data, collected using aerial LiDAR instruments, is about 30 times as dense as a typical data set at a resolution of around 300 points per square meter, and covers a 1.5km square region of Dublin’s city center," adds Etherington. The researchers hope to undertake a similar survey of New York City soon.
The article includes some commentary of the importance of open access to data of this scope and quality. This data is available on NYU's Spatial Data Repository.
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