Introduction to Lidar

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This course, designed for those curious about what lidar is and why it is useful for management decisions, provides quick and flexible access to several topics needed to understand the lidar landscape. The course features engaging video and audio, optional knowledge checks, a final quiz with certificate, and assistive services for those with disabilities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamentals of lidar technology in a video overview
  • Recognize the 11 most common lidar data products
  • Use a typical workflow to manage a lidar project
  • Identify the questions lidar data can answer
  • Understand how six different professions use lidar data
  • Sling lidar lingo using a glossary of common terms


Professional Credit

American Institute of Certified Planners – three hours

Association of Floodplain Managers – three hours