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October 25, 2014

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In this photo taken in October 2012, released by WSI, a Quantum Spatial Company, sensor operators Lennie Rummel left, and Drew Wendeborn, right, are shown inside a helicopter taking measurements with LIDAR, a high-tech laser system mounted on the aircraft, to build a detailed elevation map of the terrain above Omak, Wash. The maps can be used by planners and homeowners to begin to assess landslide risk.

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In this photo taken in October 2012, released by WSI, a Quantum Spatial Company, sensor operators Lennie Rummel left, and Drew Wendeborn, right, are shown inside a helicopter taking measurements with LIDAR, a high-tech laser system mounted on the aircraft, to build a detailed elevation map of the terrain above Omak, Wash. The maps can be used by planners and homeowners to begin to assess landslide risk.