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How LiDAR is Being Used to Help With Natural Disaster Mapping and Management

Michael Shillenn, vice president and program manager with Quantum Spatial outlines three projects where LiDAR data from the USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) has been used to assist in planning, disaster response and recovery, and emergency preparedness.  

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Map Showing Preliminary Damage Assessment of Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Source: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency 11/11/13.

Predicting Natural Disasters and Humanitarian Crises through GIS

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) wants to create a data-rich map with its proposed Project GeoAnalytics that takes into account not only the physical characteristics of certain locations around the globe but also include supplementary information about its people and the political situation.