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Sinkholes to peaks: Digital maps paint a new picture of Smokies
Aerial laser images paint park as 3-D landscape
By Morgan Simmons
Posted December 10, 2012 at 4 a.m.
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20 ... -tech-maps
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/dec/1 ... -a-new-of/
"With these digital maps, we're seeing the park in a whole new way," Langdon said. "Instead of relying on lines on a contour map, we're now picking up landscape features that weren't interpreted in the old aerial photography. It opens up a whole new world for those interested in exploring the park."
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According to the second link, the LIDAR based maps will be "made available to the public on an interactive site". Does anyone know if those maps will have a canopy height layer?
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I think Josh Kelly, Jess riddle, and Michael Davie have "been there done that". Some really exciting discoveries have come from those data so far and more to come.