Here is your source for working with LiDAR Data
**Please Note** Even though LiDAR is reasonably accurate and mildly easy to work with, it does not take the place of an actual survey collected with RTK. My personal recommendation is to use use the LiDAR Data for estimates but not for installing tile.
What is LiDAR?
LiDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distances) to the Earth. These light pulses—combined with other data recorded by the airborne system— generate precise, three-dimensional information about the shape of the Earth and its surface characteristics.
Don’t want the hassle?
Schlatter’s will download, merge and filter the data and email you the data in a form that is ready to load into Farmworks WM-Subsurface Software for $1 per acre. We can also use TeamViewer to load the Data directly into your Farmworks Project.
**The National Map currently does not support downloads with Google Chrome use a different web browser**
Importing Indiana LiDAR Data into Trimble Ag Software / Farmworks (using LAStools)
Importing Illinois LiDAR Data into Trimble Ag Software / Farmworks
Importing Ohio LiDAR Data into Trimble Ag Software / Farmworks
Importing Michigan LiDAR Data into Trimble Ag Software / Farmworks
Importing Kentucky LiDAR Data into Trimble Ag Software / Farmworks
Merging Lidar Data with an Existing Topo
Identifying a Coordinate System to Properly Import into Trimble Ag Software / Farmworks