OREGON LIDAR CONSORTIUM: A SUCCESSFUL MODEL FOR ACQUIRING AND SHARING LIDAR
High resolution lidar data has a wide range of uses in forestry, agriculture, geology, and engineering. Since 2006, DOGAMI has been utilizing lidar data to conduct geologic hazard and resource mapping for an accurate and vastly improved understanding of floods, landslides, tsunami, coastal erosion and geology within Oregon. DOGAMI is currently working with OLC partners to implement an on-demand data sharing model to provide streaming access to the data sets produced by the OLC. Improving access to OLC data is an ongoing priority, with the goal of reaching a wider audience who will incorporate lidar into their daily business needs and expand applications through further research and development of novel environmental analysis techniques. Stewardship of this massive database (60 TBs) presents challenges that DOGAMI aims to overcome through technical innovation and partner collaboration.