2019 AGIC Education and Training Symposium

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October 1 - 4, 2019 at the Prescott Resort in Prescott, AZ

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LIDAR

Welcome to the AGIC LiDAR Workgroup page!

The AGIC LiDAR Workgroup is focused on promoting all aspects of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) efforts in the State of Arizona.  We focus on: information exchange to facilitate LiDAR acquisition and collaboration (especially though 3DEP program), distribution of products via AZGeo, education and outreach, and the development of best practices and data standards materials.

 

Team Goals:
The AGIC LiDAR workgroup is focused on promoting all aspects of LiDAR  (Light Detection and Ranging) efforts in the State of Arizona. The group will focus on the following goals:

  • Information exchange between Federal, State, County, Cities, Nonprofits, Private Sector, Universities and all other interested parties and institutions to facilitate LiDAR acquisition and collaboration, especially though the 3DEP program.
  • Utilize AZGeo as a key part of a LiDAR products distribution system of  all LiDAR data collected in Arizona and its derivative products.
  • Develop educational material and coordinate with the Outreach Committee to expand the general knowledge of LiDAR and its uses to the general public.
  • Develop recommendations for LiDAR data standards and best practices.
    • As part of this goal, a specific Focus on developing field plot protocols to expand the uses of LiDAR.
  • Explore new and innovative ways to use LiDAR.
  • Facilitate an annual LiDAR symposium which supports the above goals.


Getting involved:

We encourage anyone interested  in LiDAR to join the LiDAR workgroup.  You will get emails about LiDAR workgroup meetings, updated about LiDAR events in Arizona and general LiDAR information!  We also have small teams that work on specific goals.  The teams are described below.  


Please contact Jenna Leveille jleveille@azland.gov to sign up and get involved.

 

Education / Data standards Team – This group we be focused on the LiDAR portion of the AGIC website.  Which is here…but will always be in need of updates.  We want to focus on helping people understand what LiDAR is... What can be done with it?  What do the different quality control levels mean?  Also, we need to organize content for a page where we can post data standards and important scientific papers on the topic of LiDAR.

 

LiDAR Symposium Team. – This group will be focused on planning the next LiDAR Symposium.  Helping to plan the event, find the speakers, organize content. 

 

LiDAR online map. – This group will focus on developing the online LiDAR map for the group.  It will focus on two things: which areas have existing LiDAR coverage, and in which areas there is need for further acquisition.  This will be the backbone of communication between stakeholders.

 

LiDAR acquisition Plan – This group will be writing the acquisition plan for 2019 to 2023.  We need two teams, one for Northern and one for Southern AZ.  Mark Christiano will be leading the Northern team, we still need someone to take the lead with the Southern team.

 

Many hands make light work, so please join a team and we can accomplish great things!

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