18 articles LP360 Case Studies

A collection of case studies describing the solutions LP360 has provided to our customers.

Mapping Urban Drainage with Airborne LIDAR Using LP360

On January 11, 2018, Benjamin H. Houston, P.E., PMP, GISP presented a webinar with GeoCue Group, Inc. on mapping urban drainage with airborne LIDAR using LP360. Benjamin Houston has over 25 years of experience with mapping technologies, both from military applications, environmental conservation and public works. He is a licensed professional engineer in New York and…

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Mapping Mangroves in LP360

A Pennsylvania State University Student Project by Travis Meyer   Introduction Mangroves fulfill an important niche in wetland ecology and play a significant role in modifying the global carbon budget. They harbor and provide shelter for the offspring of many species of water birds, fish, and reptiles, and sequester close to five times the amount…

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Mapping the Battle of Gettysburg – Little Round Top Revealed

GeoCue Group recently partnered with the National Park Service (NPS) in a pilot project to assess culturally significant areas within Gettysburg National Military Park using small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS). The area of interest (AOI) for this project was the western face of Little Round Top. Little Round Top was the location of a defensive…

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LP360 in the Classroom: Pennsylvania State University

A Letter from Jolynn Schmidt My final project for my LIDAR class was to extract building heights using LIDAR collected after Superstorm Sandy for the City of Newark.  Using LP360, I created a Point Cloud Task workflow to classify points within a set of building footprints. My final product included a DEM of the ground…

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Topographic monitoring at the restoration of the Somolinos quarry using LP360 (English subs)

Using drone (sUAS) collected photogrammetry which are then turned into a point cloud for assessment in LP360 Ignacio Zapico Alonso (Departamento de Geodinámica, UCM, e Instituto de Geociencias, CSIC-UCM), Anonio Molina Jurado (Universidad de Alcalá) and David Gutiérrez Torres (DGDrone) discuss Topographic monitoring at the restoration of the Somolinos quarry. The video is in Spanish with English…

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Case Study – Identifying Building Heights over 32 ft for the City of Franklin Fire Department

Challenge Use LIDAR data to identify building heights over 32 ft (3 stories) for the City of Franklin Fire Department to maintain a building database with elevation information. Solution The Franklin Fire Department asked if our GIS department could identify all of the buildings within the city limits that were over 32ft or 3 stories…

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Bluff Profile Analysis along Lake Michigan

Challenge Much of the Lake Michigan shoreline in Wisconsin has a coastal bluff varying in height from less than 20 feet to over 140 feet. These bluffs erode in a number of ways and at varying rates (Figure 1). Over 175 profiles of these bluffs were measured and analyzed for slope stability in the mid-1970s…

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Case Study: Southwest Florida Water Management District

Challenge Hernando County Florida needed to create a 3-D model of the City of Brooksville and turned to the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) office for help in getting the estimated building heights. Solution Because of LIDAR’s 3-dimensional qualities it is the perfect data source to extract building elevation information. This point cloud characteristic…

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Educational Highlight: Simulated Flood Map of St Louis Bay Duluth, MN

Henry Hansen is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Stout majoring in environmental science and minoring in GIS and chemistry. Some of his previous work experiences include the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service. Besides going to class, his primary work deals with the genetics, ecology,…

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Airborne Laser Altimetry for Strategic Habitat Conservation Planning on National Wildlife Refuge Lands

Spatial data layers, predictive model outcomes, and GIS maps describing wildlife habitat relationships are now standard tools for guiding wildlife management and monitoring, and for targeting conservation actions in places where they have the greatest impact (Craighead and Convis 2013). Therefore, it’s not hard to imagine why airborne LiDAR has rapidly become one of the…

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