The proposed book collates a series of invited peer revieved papers presented at the a conference on geoinformatics and LIDAR to be held at the National Centre for Geocomputation based in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Current constraints in field survey and DEM construction are reviewed together with technical and applied issues around the new technology. The utility of the data in process modelling is also covered. The book will be of great value to researchers in the field of geomorphology, geostatistics, remote sensing and GIS and will prove extremely useful to students and practitioners concerned with terrain analysis. The proposed work will:
- Highlight major technological breakthrough in 3D data collection.
- Feature examples of application across a wide range of environmental areas.
- Critically evaluate the role of laser based techniques in the environment.
- Detail theory and application of laser techniques in the natural environment.
Keywords: GIS & Remote Sensing