TNRIS has a long history of successfully managing lidar data acquisition projects. We have also helped guide data specifications for many other regional and local lidar projects. TNRIS is now coordinating the acquisition of new, high quality elevation data for the 2016-17 winter season. This project supports regional and local governments by providing the opportunity to acquire these lidar data products at significant cost savings.
This project will fall under the umbrella of the new Texas Strategic Mapping (StratMap) Contract, a GIS data and services contract held at the Department of Information Resources (DIR) and administered by TNRIS. The StratMap Contract is the second generation of geographic data contracts administered by TNRIS. It replaces the previous High Priority Imagery and Data Sets (HPIDS) Contract. Under the HPIDS Contract, TNRIS managed 19 lidar acquisitions from 2009 to 2015 covering over 50,000 square miles in Texas.
The map below represents the two Ongoing projects for the 2016-2017 stratmap lidar acquisitions and compares them with the areas of existing lidar data. The contract vehicle for these acquisitions is the Texas StratMap Contract. In addition, TNRIS has secured grant awards from the USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) for areas of interest that qualify for the program.
This project represents a consortium of partners including Federal, local, regional and state government. This project aims to capture over 6,500 square miles in Central Texas where existing data is 8-10 years old and does not meet QL2 specifications. Participating partners include:
The data will support floodplain management and planning, feature extraction, water quality modeling, stream restoration potential analysis, change detection, wildfire mitigation, and habitat identification/modeling for endangered species.
The Texas Water Development Board and TCEQ are acquiring high resolution lidar data to be used in flood management, planning and dam safety. The areas of interest target remaining areas in East Texas with no existing lidar data.
For further information or questions regarding this important initiative, contact the project manager using the form below.