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Title: Laser induced direction and range : LIDAR
Author: Environment Agency - National Centre for Environmental Data and Surveillance
Document Type: Monograph
This brief Environment Agency leaflet descibes the Laser Induced Direction And Range system (LIDAR). LIDAR is an airborne terrain mapping system, which uses a laser to measure the distance between the aircraft and the ground. This technique results in the production of a terrain map with a height accuracy of 10 to 15 cm. Typical horizontal resolution is 1 to 4 metres on the land surface.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Bath
Subject Keywords: Aerial surveyingMapsLand
Extent: n.p. [3]
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