Title: Working with LDAR Data Using Open Source GIS Software
Instructor: Colin Gowens & Sara Yurman
Date: October 3rd, 2016
Length: Full Day
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Athens Classic Center
Description: This workshop will explore and describe LiDAR data structure, data available from recent and future Georgia LiDAR acquisitions, software resources, and methodologies to store and use LiDAR data. Two powerful Open Source software packages will be the focus for instruction on how to work with LiDAR. Postgres is a relational database system with spatial capabilities. PostGIS has the capabilities to work with millions of records associated with LiDAR. qGIS is desktop GIS software that has a solid tool set to visualize LiDAR data and to create surfaces for analysis. Students of this class will gain a better understanding of LiDAR data, resources for Georgia LiDAR data, and software and skills required to store and utilize LiDAR.