LiDAR images of Canary Islands available online

LiDAR images of Canary Islands available online

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Canary Islands, Spain: Spatial Data Infrastructure of Canary Islands (IDECanarias) published LiDAR images of the Islands at https://www.idecan.grafcan.es. It was acquired by the Environmental Protection Agency Urban and Natural (APMUN), Canary Islands Government.

According to a statement from the ministry, LiDAR technology provides centimetre level accuracy in just a few hours. The sheer volume of LiDAR data was captured in the year 2010 from 1,800 meters altitude and 94 percent of the territory. Every point captured by the LiDAR sensor contains location info (in x and y coordinates) and height (in z coordinate). These measured points cover all form of landscapes like buildings, trees and soil.

The LiDAR data will be used for urban surveillance and control of environmental violations by the Environmental Protection Agency Urban and Natural de Canarias (Apmun), Canary Islands. This approach aims to improve the performance of change detection process and to ensure uniform treatment to all cases on the basis of objective scientific process.

Source: www.eldia.es