2016-17 Lidar Acquisition Project

In an effort to maximize funding, coordination, and visibility, TNRIS is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Lidar acquisition project.

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.

Statewide Overview

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.

Projects Developing Around the State

Area of Interest - AOI
Central Texas

  • Funding Status: Approved
  • Area of Interest Status: Finalized

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:

US Fish and Wildlife Logo and Link to site SARA Logo and link to site Williamson County Logo and Link to site City of Round Rock Logo and link to site City of San Marcos Logo and Link to site USGS Logo and Link to site TWDB logo and link to site

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 Lidar will be acquired by Fugro Geospatial, LLC with QAQC from Aecom Technical Services, Inc.

Fugro logo and link to site Aecom Logo and Link to site

Area of Interest - AOI
East Texas

  • Funding Status: Approved
  • Area of Interest Status: Finalized

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.

TWDB logo and link to site TCEQ logo and link to site

The Lidar will be acquired by Fugro Geospatial, LLC with QAQC from Aecom Technical Services, Inc.

Fugro logo and link to site Aecom Logo and Link to site

Want to Know More?

For further information or questions regarding this important initiative, contact the project manager using the form below.

NOTICE: Do not use this form if you are a vendor seeking to bid on a project. These projects will be released to qualified vendors under the forthcoming StratMap contract.
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