LiDAR: Laser Illuminated Detection and Ranging

In 2014, the USGS used LiDAR remote sensing to create accurate measurements of the ground surface.  This data will be available, at no charge, in early 2015 and can be used for contour and other mapping.

LiDAR specifications (PDF)

Thank you for funding the project goes to:
Northampton Planning and Sustainability- traffic mitigation
Northampton Department of Public Works
Smith College
Northeast Survey