Authored by a leading expert, this volume fills the need for a comprehensive progressive reference devoted to LiDAR. It thoroughly explains the foundation of laser theory with a focus on laser light properties and the use of lasers for ranging. A key reference for those seeking to advance LiDAR applications, the book will be especially useful for those looking to employ remote sensing in terrestrial environments. An accompanying CD-ROM includes a wealth of color figures, LiDAR data sets in various formats, and software codes that can be used to implement basic operations on the LiDAR data, so readers can experience practical applications.
Laser ranging. LiDAR sensors. LiDAR interaction with reflective surfaces. LiDAR data content. LiDAR derived products. Digital terrain models. LiDAR applications in various domains. LiDAR applications in natural resources.