Detailed 3D representations generated by airborne or terrestrial laser scanning (commonly used to make high-resolution maps)
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Lidar (light detection and ranging) is an optical remote-sensing technique that uses laser light to densely sample the surface of the earth, producing highly accurate x,y,z measurements.
Learn more: what is lidar data?
- Articles: 5 Ways to Use Lidar More Efficiently
- Database formats: ...
- File formats: LAS
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People you should know
Please find the ArcGIS Experts on this topic here: https://esri-es.github.io/arcgis-experts/?topic=Lidar
They don't work on the support team and some may even not work at Esri, but they are opening some projects and sharing insights related to this technology so we recommend you to follow them.
Hardware / scanners:
- ZEB-REVO (by GeoSlam)
- Contour (by Kaarta)