FEMA 2015 70cm Lidar

Date(s): Coverage Availability/Geographic Extent: Footprint: Source(s):
2015 Palo Pinto, Stephens, Hood Johnson, Erath, Eastland and Somervell counties US National Grid FEMA

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FEMA 2015 70cm Lidar is in the public domain and available from the Research and Distribution Center for the cost of reproduction.

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Data Details

Category:
Lidar
Available Formats: LAS
Alternative Data: 2M Hydro-Enforced DEM, 3D Breaklines
Derivative Data: 5ft Contours
Known Issues: None
Recommended Uses: Basemap, Research, Analysis
Spatial Reference:

EPSG 26914

Description

The purpose of this LiDAR data was to produce high accuracy 3D elevation products, including tiled LiDAR in LAS 1.2 format, 3D breaklines, and 2 m cell size hydro flattened Digital Elevation. The Atlantic Group provided high accuracy, calibrated multiple return LiDAR for roughly 932 square miles within the Texas counties of Palo Pinto, Stephens, Hood, Johnson, Erath, Eastland, and Somervell.

The nominal point spacing for this project was no less than 2 points per 1 square meter. RAMPP used proprietary procedures to classify the LAS according to project specifications: 1-Unclassified, 2-Ground, 7-Noise, 9-Water, 10-Ignored Ground, 11-Withheld Points. RAMPP produced 3D breaklines and combined these with the final LiDAR data to produce seamless hydro flattened DEMs for the 1270 tiles (1500 m x 1500 m) that cover the project area.

Lidar data for Texas is made available online through the use of data compression using LASTools. LASTools is an open-source collection of tools for lidar data viewing and manipulation. TNRIS uses the LASzip portion of LASTools for compression\decompression. LASTools provides a lossless compression of the data from las to laz formats.

  • Software with native LAZ support
  • ERDAS IMAGINE (14.1 and up) by Hexagon Geospatial
  • Global Mapper (13.1 and up) by Blue Marble Geo
  • ENVI LiDAR (5.1 and up) by Exelis VIS
  • FME (2012 and up) by Safe Software
  • LAStools by rapidlasso
  • plas.io 3D Web Viewer by Hobu Inc.
  • FUSION (3.40 and up) by Bob McGaughey of the USDA
  • Voyager (1.3 and up) by Voyager GIS
  • GRASS GIS (7.0 and up) by Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)

Supplemental Information

Tile Index: Download File
Project Report(s): Download File