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Nova Scotia adds LIDAR data to the Open Data Portal

16 May 2016 11:43 AM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

Various Lidar mapping data in Nova Scotia is now available under an open license via Nova Scotia's Open Data Portal

Lidar (Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging) is described as an optical remote sensing technology which measures properties of scattered light and/or information of a distant target. 

It combines laser, GPS and inertial navigation systems to produce highly accurate topographic maps with accuracy within a few centimetres.

Lidar data is utilized in various ways including Coastal Flood Mapping, Geological mapping, Transportation, Forestry and Archaeology.  Lidar, an extremely accurate mapping tool, enables better decision making for Nova Scotians.

Click here to learn more about the Nova Scotia LIDAR data that you can download for free as well as the other 300 collections of data covering business and the economy, communities and social services, nature and environment and government. 


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