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    Lidar maps?

    So I went on a hunt today with a bunch of people. We met at a guy's house beforehand, who showed us where we were going by using a map on his phone. He then switched the type of map to a neat version that eliminated everything except the ground, and you could see the cellar holes perfectly. I asked him what app he was using, and of course, he wouldn't share it. Someone else told me that type of map is called Lidar.

    Been looking for an app, but coming up short. Anyone hear of it or know where I can find this mystery app?

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    An app doing this could be handy but I haven't heard of one yet . Could be wrong. Lidar works on the principle of radar, but uses light emitted from a laser. I am not aware of cell phones using lasers, ( yet ).

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    Dec 2016
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    Some states have there own lidar maps online. He may if just downloaded some. Vermont has most of the state covered but I’m having a hard time getting at them because I have a Mac and they need a Microsoft program. Check your States mapping division
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    Just google lidar, I bet you'll be drooling over some of the pics showing parts of England. It's what I call MD porn.
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    We have it in Washington and its Free online

    Here is a screenshot of my area, the level of detail once you zoom in Is crazy

    You can superimpose over google maps and get the streets perfectly lined up.

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    I managed to find something provided by my state's website, but it's ridiculously confusing. You have to install an app, go to another app, extract data, save it to an excel doc, copy the link, put it into the app you installed, then put it into a map.. I work with computers, in and out of work, and even I cannot understand how to do it lol.

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    I think I'll wait for the movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by against the wind View Post
    I think I'll wait for the movie.
    Some states make it easy others you have to jump through fiery hoops nevertheless they are all additional tools that help you locate those “virgins” ....sites that is. Getting a head start on a site is the difference between good targets and GREAT targets.

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    The USGS provides lidar point clouds for the whole US. The trouble is getting it into a usable format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane508 View Post
    I managed to find something provided by my state's website, but it's ridiculously confusing. You have to install an app, go to another app, extract data, save it to an excel doc, copy the link, put it into the app you installed, then put it into a map.. I work with computers, in and out of work, and even I cannot understand how to do it lol.
    Vermont’s is Terrible, like most if their websites

 

 

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