NYU Releases the Densest LiDAR Dataset Ever to Help Urban Development
- Darrell Etherington for TechCrunch July 12th, 2017
- Source: https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/12/nyu-releases-the-largest-lidar-dataset-ever-to-help-urban-development/
New York University has made available the densest public LiDAR data set ever collected, via its Center for Urban Science and Progress. The laser scanned data, collected using aerial LiDAR instruments, is about 30 times as dense as a typical data set at a resolution of around 300 points per square meter, and covers a 1.5km square region of Dublin’s city center. The data was collected by [NYU CUSP and NYU Tandon School of Engineering] Professor Debra F. Laefer and her research team, and includes both a top-down view of the roofs and distribution of buildings.