Tuesday, June 17, 2008

LIDAR


LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is an optical remote sensing technologay that measures different properties of dispersed light to find range or other information of a distant target. The difference between lidar and radar is that lidar uses shorter wavelenths of the electromagnetic spectrum, generally close to infrared.
Here is a LIDAR image of lower manhattan.


http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories/images/manhattan-lidar092701.jpg

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