Inventory Mapping and Characterization of Landslides Using LiDAR: Kenton and Campbell Counties, Kentucky

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This project will develop a methodology using Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data for landslide identification and inventory mapping in Kenton and Campbell Counties, Kentucky. High resolution, airborne LiDAR will serve as the primary dataset for identification of previously unrecognized landslides as well as visualizing known landslide locations. A balance of new inventory mapping and recognizing existing slides with the LiDAR will significantly add to Kentucky’s landslide inventory. Field checking both newly identified landslides and selected existing locations will also be completed. Developing and streamlining inventory mapping methodology will serve as a protocol for effective landslide inventory for many other landslide susceptible parts of Kentucky.
Effective start/end date9/15/103/15/11


  • US Geological Survey: $15,000.00


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