Recently NASA announced that Diamond Data Systems, Inc. (DDS) was awarded a Phase II SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) contract for development of a new and innovative method to leverage LIDAR (LIght Detection And Ranging) terrain & elevation mapping data. There are many uses for LIDAR data including disaster prevention through flood hazard mapping and planning, emergency management, weather studies and high-resolution mapping and analysis.
The capabilities provided by this software are more important now than ever in this post-Katrina era. This solution can help provide valuable information on flood prevention and disaster management so that catastrophes like this can be avoided in the future and help rebuild the Gulf Coast now. Headquartered in New Orleans Diamond Data Systems is a provider of IT solutions that include IT strategy, software engineering, network infrastructure design, information assurance, IT contracting and IT outsourcing.