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Predicting Flood Zones With Laser Precision

Tue, 2013-01-15 12:42 -- cnicolini

Using LIDAR technology to make more detailed flood forecasts.
Originally published: 
Jan 15 2013 - 12:45pm

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  1. LIDAR - Stands for Light Detection and Ranging; a remote-sensing technique that measures distances such as the depth of floodplains by bouncing laser light off objects.
  2. Terrestrial - Related to Earth or land.
  3. Flood Map - A map that shows the risk of flooding for different areas within the map.


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