LiDAR Training Videos
Return to "Conservation Applications of LiDAR"
The following 5-minute videos describe how to process LiDAR data within ArcGIS to help identify critical areas on the landscape for conservation purposes.
Hint: To see these videos on a full screen, click on the square box near the right side of the control bar at the bottom of the video.
The videos were developed and narrated by Jake Galzki and Joel Nelson (email@example.com, 612-625-9235) of the University of Minnesota Department of Soil Water and Climate, and produced by David Lindeman (UM OIT Video Solutions). Funding was from the Clean Water Legacy Act, through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), under Project Managers Adam Birr and Barbara Weisman.
Module 1: Data Pre-processing
0:00 Using the topo to raster interpolation command to convert contours or spot elevations to a DEM
2:20 When and why to do sink or pit filling to improve modeling of hydrologic flow
4:45 How to do pit filling
Module 2: Terrain Attribute Calculation
0:30 Calculate flow direction
0:57 Calculate flow accumulation
1:25 Calculate slope
2:00 Calculate Stream Power Index (adjusting cells with 0 values, and normalizing data)
3:50 Calculate Compound Topographic Index (or Wetness Index)
Module 3: Terrain Attribute Applications
0:00 Using SPI to identify areas of surface erosion such as gullies and side inlets.
3:30 Using CTI to determine areas of potential wetland restoration.
For more information, contact:
U of M Water Resources