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I just uploaded the NRCS Survey Tech Note: Using LiDAR for Planning and Engineering. The document can be found on the “Guidance Documents” tab of the website:

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Intro to LiDAR Video

I was getting ready for my presentation tomorrow and I came across a youTube video that I thought gave a good introduction to what LiDAR is and how it is collected.

Here is the link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYbhNSUnIdU

Came across a resource…

I found some good information on this website (see yellow links on right):  http://gis4geomorphology.com/

Check it out at let me know if you took anything away from it.

Check out the below webinar for today.

MN LiDAR Webinar Series – LiDAR Applications in Forest Inventory and Assessment
For anyone interested in learning more about Minnesota’s LiDAR elevation data, the Minnesota LiDAR Research and Education Committee will be hosting their second webinar in the free MN LIDAR Webinar Series on Tues. Dec. 9th.
Presenter: Michael Falkowski, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota
Title: LiDAR Application in Forest Inventory and Assessment
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 9th
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Connection: https://umconnect.umn.edu/lidar_dec9_2014/
Note: When connecting please join with your full name and organization acronym (if possible) to help us understand whom we are reaching with these webinars.
The flyer with more details is online: http://www.mngeo.state.mn.us/chouse/elevation/MN_LIDAR_Webinar_Series_12-9-2014.pdf
Questions? Contact Committee Webinar Lead, Tom Hollenhorst, hollenhorst.tom@epa.gov

The XYZ’s of LiDAR: Lessons from 6 Point Cloud Wins
Get a few helpful points to avoid coming in LAS t.
Join us as we explore LiDAR lessons learned from user stories on network maintenance, vegetation management, cityscape visualization, and more.
Thursday, November 13 11am EST, 4pm GMT
Register for the Webinar
Can’t attend live? Sign up anyway to receive the recording.

Here is a link to registration for a free webinar for this Thursday:  http://webinars.safe.com/lidar?utm_source=lidarnews&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=lidar-webinar-2014

I cannot vouch for the content but the abstract seems broad and may interest a few.

EWUG has offered a meeting space and placed us on the agenda for their 2014 statewide conference that will be in the Dells at Chula Vista October 20-21. The meeting will take place on day 2. More details to follow shortly.

I am soliciting input from users who have done a project with LiDAR. The format of the session will be to briefly discuss a project you worked on or will be working to share with the group. Thanks in advance for stepping up.

Hope to see you there. Jeremy

I  am reposting a link that SCO had in their Geospatial News to an image of LiDAR Coverage for the state on a county basis :  http://www.sco.wisc.edu/images/stories/2014/Sep/DNR_LIDAR_Inventory_Ext_082614.pdf

I will also post the link on our links page.