Mapping Coastal California

Jennifer M. Wozencraft, USACE National Coastal Mapping Program manager and Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise director, writes about the plan to map the coast of California this summer in the latest edition of Lidar Magazine.

She cites the challenges inherent to the collect—which will be conducted by WMR-532, the joint venture of Woolpert and Optimal GEO—California's evolving mapping requirements and the immense benefits of these data.

“USACE uses the data to monitor and inform decisions on sediment management, coastal studies, beach and dune restoration, remote inspection of coastal structures, and threatened and endangered species and habitats, among other coastal applications.”

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