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

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.

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 tall. This information was needed on behalf of the ladder company for a new ISO insurance rating purpose. Building height data was currently not being maintained, so we turned to our LIDAR data as a source to extract the elevation information required. Using LP360 we were able to render the height information needed for each structure and create not only a qualitative but also a quantitative analysis based on the building footprint shapefile.

Case Study – City of Franklin


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