Beside ESRI's LIDAR online training, I'd like to work on some hands-on training that I can learn about LIDAR. Are there any good LiDAR out there that I can get some training with the datasets?

closed as too broad by PolyGeo Dec 8 '16 at 3:10

Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer. Avoid asking multiple distinct questions at once. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.


The NSF OpenTopography Facility has some excellent resources (software descriptions and tutorials including videos) and an abundance of freely available LiDAR data (both LAS point clouds and interpolated grids) to use. Here is a link: http://www.opentopography.org/ Downloading the data requires registration but it is well worth the effort.


Not specifically an online training but I took the Leveraging Imagery and Raster Data in ArcGIS full day technical seminar offered at this year ESRI Conferences which was pretty good. Among other things is focuses on:

  • Efficient management of imagery and LiDAR using mosaic dataset

  • Tips, tricks and best practices for managing imagery & LiDAR on an enterprise level


The USFS application FUSION, although specific to forest resources, offers a good training. FUSION is nice because it has a very user-intuitive interface, but also a command line interface for more heavy lifting.

The training is available at the Remote Sensing Applications Center .

  • Thank you, Bryce Frank. I will do that when I had the chance or have the time. – PROBERT Dec 8 '16 at 16:28

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.