AbstractThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Honolulu District (POH) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of 26 navigation projects within the State of Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific territories. The majority of these deep-draft and small-boat harbors include breakwaters that are consistently exposed to a substantial and varied Pacific Ocean wave climate, requiring POH to maintain a rigorous structure condition inspection program to ensure safe and efficient operations at all of its navigation projects. As part of its constant efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of this inspection program, POH has joined with the USACE Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) Remote Sensing and GIS Center of Expertise to utilize an Unmanned LiDAR Scanning (ULS) system to collect LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) spatial data and co-registered imagery of breakwaters at Hilo Deep Draft Harbor on the island of Hawaii, and Kaumalapau Deep Draft Harbor on the island of Lanai.
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