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Minnesota LiDAR Educational Training Opportunities

Friday, February 1, 2019   (0 Comments)
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It’s been several years since LiDAR training has been offered in Minnesota, especially in outstate locations.  Given new users and recent advancements in LiDAR, both a “Basics” and “Advanced” course will be offered in conjunction with the University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnership (Southeast and Southwest), along with the University of Minnesota’s U-Spatial.  Please see below for a these upcoming educational training opportunities regarding LiDAR in Minnesota. 

    

Metro Training - Click Links Below for Details and to Register

Outstate Training REGISTER HERE

Sponsored by the University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships of Southeast and Southwest Minnesota

Available Training Dates & Locations

  •  Morris, MN March 18-19, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  •  Northfield, MN March 25-26, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  •  Winona, MN May 13-14, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  •  Marshall, MN May 20-21, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fee:

  • $40 for each individual day

  • $75 for both days

Registration Limit: 15 (Minimum of 5 to run the class)

 

 

 

Day 1: Basics of LiDAR

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

Content

· Data sources

· What is LiDAR data and how is it collected?

· Accuracy, errors and limitations

· Identifying and managing errors.

· Where and how to get data.

· File management

Data properties

· Coordinate systems

· File formats: .SHP, GRID, .LAS and .LAZ

· Data types – breaklines, contour, point cloud, raster/DEM

Software

· ESRI, ArcGIS, TauDEM

Intro to LiDAR products

· How to display data

· Contours, and matching contours from adjacent data tiles

 

 

Day 2: Advanced LiDAR

"Advanced LiDAR" is a one-day, part-lecture, part-hands-on workshop for GIS specialists. By the end of the session, participants will be able to extend skills learned from “Basics of LiDAR” into real-world applications utilizing the full suite of LiDAR data types.Attendees will be able to manipulate DEMs to derive a variety of products that serve terrain analysis and hydrologyapplications, with particular attention given to LAS file management, visualization, and analysis. Several tips and tricks of working with LiDAR raw files and common issues will be covered.

Audience

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

Prerequisites

Participants must have completed "Basics of Using LiDAR Data" before taking this workshop. They should have basic computer skills and at least medium-level GIS skills including proficiency in ESRI ArcGIS software. It is helpful (but not required) to have experience with ESRI Spatial Analyst or other raster analysis.

Content

· LAS Datasets – LASD Toolset

· Display – Visualize - 3D Analysis

· Create Raster Datasets

· Depression Analysis using LiDAR

· Viewshed Analysis

· Hydrology and Terrain Analysis

· Terrain Attributes discussion – SPI, CTI, TPI/HPI

· DEM Hydro-modification (hDEM)


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