Geospatial Repository and Data (GRiD) Management System is developed in a partnership between the US Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research & Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's Research Directorate to efficiently warehouse and distribute both three-dimensional data, such as LiDAR data, as well as related and derived two-dimensional geospatial products, such as imagery and digital elevation models (DEMs).
For a data provider, GRiD offers data storage, support for multiple data formats, and Oracle-enabled secure user access control. For a data user, GRiD provides an efficient web-based download mechanism, user-defined filters, and built-in terrain analysis algorithms. By improving mechanisms for storage and sharing of three-dimensional datasets, GRiD is designed to increase the reach and impact of LiDAR technologies within and across networks, departments and disciplines.
LiDAR technologies across aerial, vehicle-mounted, and terrestrial platforms are increasing across a wide range of disciplines.
Current mechanisms have limitations.
GRiD is designed to fill these gaps.
- Trivialize online access to high-resolution multi-dimensional geospatial datasets acquired with LiDAR and other innovative technologies
- Integrate state-of-the-art database technologies alongside open source software libraries
- Develop a robust yet scalable software and hardware infrastructure