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GIS & Aerial Photography

The Coastal Resources Management Program utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Aerial Photography to effectively manage the coastal zones. Some current and past activities of interest include:

  • Application of a remote sensing technology called Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) to determine bluff recession
  • Use of GPS (Global Positioning System) and GIS technology to record and analyze control point monitoring for bluff recession rates
  • Multi-year photointerpretation for wetland monitoring
  • Locating and tracking CRM grant projects
  • Maintaining GIS datasets for performance measures tracking to NOAA

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For questions regarding CRM GIS activities, please contact:

J. Samantha Burton
jenburton@pa.gov
717-772-5635