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Sitka FlightPath™ Tech Brief: Terrain Model Comparison

title Comparison of Data from LIDAR and UAV Imagery
type Technical Brief
filename TechBrief_LIDARvsUAV_2017.pdf
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Terrain Model Comparison of Data from LIDAR and UAV Imagery
One of the questions we frequently hear when talking to clients about producing digital terrain models (DTMs) from unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) imagery is: “How do DTMs from drones compare with LIDAR-derived datasets?” We wanted to be able to answer this question using data from our own flights. Therefore, in November 2015, we flew a small site in the city of West Linn, Oregon, with the purpose of quantifying elevation differences between UAV and LIDAR-derived datasets.

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