Public notice
LiDAR discussion forum

Description: An online discussion forum has been created to provide technical support for Minnesota LiDAR elevation data users
Date: November 20, 2012
Subject(s): Geographic information systems
Creator(s): Minnesota Department of Administration; Minnesota Department of Administration. Geographic and Demographic Analyis Division. Minnesota Geospatial Information Office
Contributor: Nancy Rader
Publisher: Minnesota Department of Administration. Geographic and Demographic Analyis Division. Minnesota Geospatial Information Office

A new online discussion forum (http://z.umn.edu/lidarforum) has been created to provide technical support for Minnesota LiDAR elevation data users.

The purpose of the forum is to help LiDAR data users solve technical problems to expand the effective and accurate use of Minnesota’s LiDAR data. Users can learn from others facing similar challenges by posting questions and sharing their own experiences applying the data.

The focus is on natural resources conservation and management, though other LiDAR applications may be addressed. Posts may relate to a particular software platform (e.g. ArcGIS, AutoCAD, and others), but this is not a software support forum, per se.

The forum is searchable. As questions and answers build up, users can search previous discussions for answers to their questions.

This forum was created as part of the “Conservation Applications of LiDAR Training Program” coordinated by the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center and funded by the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.

The forum is hosted by MnGeo with expert participation by members of the Research and Education Subcommittee of the Minnesota Digital Elevation Committee and others.

For more information about Minnesota's LiDAR data, see:  http://www.mngeo.state.mn.us/chouse/elevation/lidar.html

Alternative resource record formats: XML | MARC record (for inclusion in library catalogs)