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Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center


Mapping Systems

Shoreline Mapping: Ground-based LiDAR

Ultra high-resolution coastal mapping provides detailed information about the coastal environment to support coastal process studies and to create seamless coastal geologic maps.

photo of pickup truck
Ground-based LiDAR system mounted atop survey vehicle
shaded relief map of cliffs
Perspective view of the coastal bluffs south of San Francisco
example map produced from LiDAR data


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