3D Elevation Program—Virtual USA in 3D

Fact Sheet 2016-3022
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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) uses a laser system called ‘lidar’ (light detection and ranging) to create a virtual reality map of the Nation that is very accurate. 3D maps have many uses with new uses being discovered all the time.


Suggested Citation

Lukas, Vicki, Stoker, J.M., 2016, 3D Elevation Program—Virtual USA in 3D: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3022, 1 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163022.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title 3D Elevation Program—Virtual USA in 3D
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2016-3022
DOI 10.3133/fs20163022
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) National Geospatial Program
Description 1 p.
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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