Recall, LizardTech has recently conducted extensive research on the challenges that are faced by users of raster and LiDAR data. After conducting research and surveys, the company has published a detailed white paper and made it available to the community. Additionally, LizardTech has also started a series of articles touching on the topic – these articles will be rolled out over the coming weeks on their official blog.
About the report: “This is a White Paper/Survey Results Report that discusses the challenges GIS professionals are facing when dealing with raster imagery and LiDAR data. We did a survey at Esri asking Raster and LiDAR types of questions and then followed up with additional outreach post show to come up with this report.”
From the report: High cost of acquisition heads the list as the largest pain point related to raster data. Although costs have come down, and creative financing through multi-agency cooperatives and public-private partnerships help make projects feasible, financial constraints continue to be an issue for 38% of our respondents.
See more on the first post in the blog series: Raster Imagery and LiDAR Data Challenges Report: What are Your Raster Data Challenges?