Topographic Research

3-D View of Puget Sound, Washington—Perspective looking from the southwest
3-D View of Puget Sound, Washington
Perspective looking from the southwest
Merged topography and bathymetry data with SHOALS (computer application) of Puget Sound, Washington
Topography of Puget Sound, Washington
Merged topography and bathymetry data of Puget Sound, Washington

Topographic research involves creating graphic representations of natural and human-made features on the Earth’s surface. Topographic specialists at EROS conduct research and create applications that facilitate the development and use of integrated national and global topographic data sets. They also have developed techniques to combine topographic, bathymetric (water depth), and lidar (radar) data into data sets that feature smooth transitions between areas of land and water.