Elevation

Elevation


Elevation data, typically in the form of contour maps and Digital Elevation Models, is used extensively for modeling the surface of the earth. This type of information is useful for departments such as Land, Planning, Public Works, and others as they determine appropriate land uses, forestry and construction processes. DOWNLOAD (10.7 mb)

  • City of Superior 1 Foot Contours Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) is a technology that utilizes lasers to determine the distance to an object or surface. It is used in a variety of industries, including atmospheric physics, geology, forestry, oceanography, and law enforcement. LIDAR is similar to radar, but it incorporates laser pulses rather than sound waves. Both systems determine distance by measuring the time delay between transmission and reflection of a pulse. LIDAR can be used for creating three dimensional topographical maps and surveys of geographical regions. LIDAR has been used in this way to create maps of Mars, to track glaciers, and to visualize the Grand Canyon. LIDAR can also be used to analyze the ocean floor and to determine canopy heights and biomass measurements. It also has applications in seismology and has been used in studies of uplift, fault lines, and other geological features. DOWNLOAD (1.9 GB)

      City Elevation Information


      • City of Superior Digital Elevation Model DOWNLOAD (72 MB)
      • City of Superior HillShade DOWNLOAD (26 MB)
      • LAS_PTS (Raw Data) DOWNLOAD (50.1 mb)
      • All Raw Data DOWNLOAD (91.5 mb)
      • Douglas County Digital Elevation Model - USGS 30 Meter DOWNLOAD (75 MB)
      • USGS Topographic Maps (DRG’s) Douglas County DOWNLOAD (425 MB)