A Comparative Analysis of GPS and LiDAR Elevations at Culverts Along Burd Run in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Bryan Pearson
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Scott Drzyzga
College of Arts and Sciences

Geography/Earth Science

The purpose of this study is to apply stream surveying techniques at culverts in Burd Run to assess the accuracy of QL2 LiDAR data in stream channels.The study is expected to return findings that support field surveying will yield more accurate results than QL2 LiDAR data due to the structures and water interfering with LiDAR accuracy.