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General Information Product 124

Lidar Postcards

By Heather A. Schreppel and Matthew J. Cimitile


The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology Program develops and uses specialized technology to build high-resolution topographic and habitat maps. High-resolution maps of topography, bathymetry, and habitat describe important features affected by coastal-management decisions. The mapped information serves as a baseline for evaluating resources and tracking the effectiveness of resource- and conservation-management decisions. These data products are critical to researchers, decision makers, resource managers, planners, and the public. To learn more about Lidar (light detection and ranging) technology visit:


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First posted March 15, 2011

For additional informtion contact:
Heather Schreppel
St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
600 4th Street South
St. Petersburgh, FL 33701

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Suggested citation:

Schreppel, H.A., and Cimitile, M.J., 2011, Lidar postcards: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 124, 4 p.


The four postcards are as follows:

St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Graphic Depicting Lidar Process

Pine Beach, Alabama, pre- and post-Hurricane Ivan

Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

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