Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is a method to image the earth using ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light. The measurements made using LIDAR can be used to generate a variety of data products, including information on the structure of the earth’s surface in the form of digital terrain models and digital surface model.
LiDAR Datasets available
GINA provides several LIDAR datasets for download or using via a Web Coverage Service. For more information please see the Statewide Digital Mapping Initiative’s Elevation Data Gallery. GINA’s LIDAR datasets can be downloaded via the SDMI’s browse site. Zoom into the area of interest on the map. Or download LIDAR data in the right hand column.
2011 MatSu LiDAR & Imagery Archive
GINA hosts a public mirror of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough's 2011 LiDAR & Imagery Project at http://matsu.gina.alaska.edu along with dedicated web service feeds for this dataset. The full classified LiDAR point cloud as LAS and LAZ files is available for download from the GINA MatSu mirror.
Lidar Research at University of Alaska Fairbanks
For more on LIDAR research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks visit the Lidar Research Laboratory.
Information on GINA’s work with satellite borne LIDAR can be found here.