Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar

The Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar (CZMIL) is a $13 million, 5-year U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and JALBTCX program to develop a new sensor for mapping and charting the coastal zone. The current generation of lidar and coastal mapping and charting systems were designed largely to discriminate water depths and land elevations. Over the years, the JALBTCX has used data from these systems to create a line of GIS data products fo facilitate science and decision-making in the coastal zone. These products include seamless bathy/topo DEMs, bare earth DEMs, building footprints, shoreline vectors, and RGB and hyperspectral orthomosaics. CZMIL is an opportunity to evaluate the current SHOALS and CHARTS systems and data products, to determine whether changes to the overall system design might improve the current sensor performance, data product line, or enable creation of new data products.