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Hi,

Several library users have been interested in these publications and
information sources:

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Released in January 2016: USGS lidar science strategy—Mapping the
technology to the science
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20151209

Released in September 2015: Status report for the 3D Elevation Program,
2013-2014
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20151161

Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR): https://lta.cr.usgs.gov/lidar_radar
To access LIDAR, use EarthExplorer --- listed in the dataset categories =
Elevation, as well as Radar : http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/

More information is available from the USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) :
http://nationalmap.gov/3DEP/

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1-Meter Digital Elevation Model specification
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/tm11B7

More information is available from USGS National Geospatial Technical
Operations Center (NGTOC) : http://ngtoc.usgs.gov/

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Please note:

*Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for 3D Elevation Program (3DEP)*
The BAA provides detailed information on how to partner with the USGS and
other Federal agencies to acquire high-quality 3D Elevation data.
Information and contacts are now available at Fed Biz Opps
<https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOI/USGS/USGS/G15PS00558/listing.html> (Search for
Reference Number: G15PS00558) and Grants.gov
<http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=G15AS00123>
(Funding
Opportunity Number: G15AS00123). Offerors may contribute funds toward a
USGS lidar data acquisition activity via the Geospatial Products and
Services Contracts or they may request 3DEP funds toward a lidar data
acquisition activity where the requesting partner is the acquiring
authority. Federal agencies, state and local governments, tribes, academic
institutions and the private sector are eligible to submit pre-proposals.

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Enjoy the day,
Emily


Emily C. Wild
Librarian (Physical Scientist)
U.S. Geological Survey, Denver Library
Denver Federal Center
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