Improvements in imaging a boon for flood planners, surveyors, more

Aug 2, 2017
houstonchronicle.com
LiDAR data promise the greatest benefits for flood planning. With detailed digital models of the land, engineers can simulate how water will flow (or overflow) and where it will pool given varying volumes of rainfall. The advent of LiDAR dramatically reduced the role of educated guessing in flood planning, and it helps authorities place basins and canals as well as identify high risk areas or priority projects. read more…