Basics of Using LiDAR Data is a one-day, part-lecture, part-hands-on workshop for GIS specialists. By the end of the session, participants will be able to download, view, and manipulate LiDAR data in its several provided forms. They will learn what LiDAR data is, limitations and error management, data formats, and data acquisition and management for various applications. Several tips and tricks of working with LiDAR and raster data in-general will be shared.

Audience: GIS specialists in local government units, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private companies.

Prerequisites: The course assumes you use ArcGIS and know how to import and manage files and layers, process geographic data, and understand what is raster data and how to process it.   Contact Joel Nelson for more information about the content of this workshop (nels1945@umn.edu).

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