A New York Times article published yesterday reports on a LiDAR flight designed to "yield the most detailed three dimensional picture of New York City to date." The article mentions numerous uses for the data including maps of solar energy potential and flood zones. Sanborn flew nine 6-hour missions at night from April 14 to April 30th at an altitude of 3,500 feet.
A quick update on the 2010 LiDAR projects for coastal Virginia - all 3,000+ square miles have been successlly flown in separate missions by Dewberry and Sanborn. Some preliminary data are expected in the next few months and we should be on schedule for final product deliveries before the end of the year. Thanks are due to USGS, The Nature Conservancy and the University of Virginia LTER project for providing the funds.