Lidar, also known as laser scanning, is an active remote sensing tool that can produce high-resolution point clouds. Lidar is being applied to problems such as terrain modeling, biomass estimation, change detection, feature extraction, and measuring tree canopy. Topics covered are fundamentals of lidar, current developments in lidar technology, and different applications where lidar is being used. Students will get hands-on learning about lidar data management, processing, and analysis.
This course is part of the Master of Professional Studies in Geospatial Information Sciences program, and as other courses in this program, is online and available only to students enrolled in this program. The MPSGIS program is based on a quarterly system.
Grading Method: Regular