QL0 Lidar Data Provides Highly Accurate Roadmap for Blueprint Columbus

Woolpert Vice President and Geospatial Program Director Brian Stevens writes about Blueprint Columbus for the most recent issue of Lidar Magazine. The article details how Blueprint Columbus, an innovative initiative of the Columbus Department of Public Utilities (DPU), is progressively employing high-resolution lidar data to address vital issues throughout Ohio’s capital city. These include everything from floodplain mapping to infrastructure planning to asset management and more, while laying the groundwork for smart city initiatives. The applications for the city are so vast, in fact, that DPU Geographic Information System Manager Mike Edwards said, “Once people get hold of the data, they say, ‘How did I ever function without it?’ ”

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