14 articles LP360 Case Studies

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Departments of Transportation Select LP360

Tennessee and Florida Departments of Transportation recently selected LP360 as their LIDAR point cloud analysis tool. Both DOT’s cited ease of use and that LP360 works easily inside of ArcGIS as some of the main determinants in their selection of LP360. Other factors in Tennessee DOT’s selection was LP360’s breakline tools and the ability to…

A Conversation with the City of Boulder, Colorado: Pre and Post Flood Event LIDAR Discussion

Mr. Chris Trice, Sr. GIS Specialist City of Boulder and Lewis Graham, CTO GeoCue Group, recently presented a webinar on the topological impact of the recent flooding in Boulder, Colorado. This extremely popular webinar (around 300 attended) included an informal discussion of the flood event as well as some insight into the acquisition of both…

City of O’Fallon Embraces LIDAR

Interview with Chad Quinn, GIS Coordinator, City of O’Fallon Illinois Tell me about the City of O’Fallon (size, location, things you like about it and you think are special…). The City itself is less than 15 miles squared with a population of 28,281 as of the 2010 Census. We are located in the St. Louis…

Exploring the Geographic Extent of Flooding

GeoCue has had a long association with the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) where the John A. Dutton e-Education program in the department of Geography uses LP360 in their on-line LIDAR training program. Two of the instructors, Ms. Karen Schuckman and Mr. Mike Renslow, are very well known throughout the LIDAR and photogrammetry communities. Mike…