Research and Development

Item Description (opportunities/risks) Resource Needs (time/$)
Providing access to Lidar Point Cloud (LPC) data. LPC data will be updated in The National Map when new publically available data has been collected. Some of this data may cover the Montana extent. LiDAR Point Cloud data provides the user with raw or classified point data to use in various elevation based modeling applications Coordination of new enhanced elevation data collections will provide this data to the MSDI.

Theme Lead

Troy Blandford
Montana State Library
(406) 444-7930
MSDI Elevation Theme Steward/Lead

USGS Contact:
Tom Carlson
USGS National Map Liaison
(253) 552-1682