Remote sensing resources for Idaho.



U.S. Geological Survey


Boise State University

Idaho State University

University of Idaho

LiDAR Data

LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) is an optical remote sensing technology that measures properties of scattered light to find range and/or other information of a distant target. LiDAR technology is ideal for rapid, accurate, and detailed topographic surveys. [Read more]

  • Type of sensor, active
  • Airborne or ground-based data collection
  • Generally very high spatial resolutions

Applications:   LiDAR technology has application in Geomatics, archaeology, geography, geology, geomorphology, seismology, forestry, remote sensing and atmospheric physics.

1-m LiDAR image of the Salmon Falls Landslide southwest of Twin Falls, ID (courtesy of Nancy Glenn at Idaho State University).

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