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Chicago GIS Network Message Board › Developing Contour Maps Using LiDAR: Northwest Indiana GIS Forum and Distric

Developing Contour Maps Using LiDAR: Northwest Indiana GIS Forum and District 1 GIS task force

Jay J.
Naperville, IL
Post #: 8
Hope you can join us for the next meeting of the Northwest Indiana GIS Forum. Dave Bullington from Surdex will give a special presentation on developing contour maps using LiDAR. A meeting of the District 1 GIS DRTF (Disaster Relief Task Force) will follow the regular meeting. All interested parties are welcome.

NWI GIS Forum Agenda

March 21, 2013

Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission Offices

6100 Southport Road

Portage, IN

9:00 - 9:15 - Welcome, Introductions
9:15 - 10:00 - Local implementation status reports
10:00 – 10:30 - Summary of Forum Activities/IGIC Update
10:30 – 11:00 – Featured Speaker: Dave Bullington, Surdex – Developing Contour Maps Using LiDAR (see abstract below)

11:00 – 12:30 – D1 GIS DRTF Meeting

Presentation Abstract

As LiDAR becomes more prevalent in the GIS arena, various product derivatives are being offered based on that technology. This presentation will focus on development of contour maps using LiDAR. Deliverables can be developed in several levels beginning with a fully automated product (least costly) thru a cartographically enhanced product (highest quality). The various costs vs. benefits of each level will be explained so that users can better understand what product best fits their needs and budget.

Cele Morris
Research Analyst
Northwest Indiana Center for Data & Analysis
Indiana University Northwest
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408
fax: 219-980-6558

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