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Apr
18

Where can I find free topographic data?

JAXA ALOS World 3D website
We frequently get users call us asking where to find sources of free topographic data. Lucky for us, we live in a world that has vast amounts of this data available online, and a significant chunk of it is free to access and download - if you know where to look that is! So please find summarized below some of our ...
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Mar
13

Mapping Local Bike Trails in Surfer

One of the things that drew me to Colorado is the wide range of activities that are available to its residents. Among the many available activities is biking. Whether you prefer mountain biking or street biking, there are multitudes of trails to explore for all skill levels. With spring on its way, I decided to map out the biking trails around Denv...
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Feb
28

Industry Application: LiDAR Best Practices for Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Practitioners

The amount of LiDAR coverage for the Earth's surface has rapidly increased over the past few years, and a number of scientific disciplines are taking advantage of this increased availability of laser-derived data. Cultural heritage and archeology practitioners are no different, and the increased availability of LiDAR data is revolutionizing researc...
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Feb
22

Industry Application: Visualisation of Multi-Resolution Public-Domain DEM Data Using Surfer

As a professional geologist, Lester Anderson has spent many years making maps for all types of data from elevation models to geophysical data (e.g. gravity and magnetics), and all too often it is apparent that we all have different viewpoints on how best to display data in map form.The transition from hand-drawn maps to computer-based mapping has m...
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Dec
13

Adventures with LiDAR

Did you know LiDAR data is collected virtually everywhere? It's how new cars know to alert the driver when they cross the yellow line, how race car games look so realistic, and how cellular companies decide the best placement for a cell tower. LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology isn't new; it's very similar to RADAR and uses light waves ...
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