Lidar Data Release For Parts of Northeast Texas

A sample of collected Lidar data

The Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS) is pleased to announce the release of newly acquired high resolution Lidar data for 2,729 square miles including portions of Smith, Van Zandt, Wood, Upshur, Henderson, Anderson, Freestone, Navarro, Kaufman, Ellis and Dallas Counties in North Texas. Aerial collection took place from January 25, 2014 to February 18, 2014 during the leaf-off season. Atkins teamed with McKim & Creed and Williams Aerial Mapping to perform data acquisition/processing while Fugro Geospatial provided third-party quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC).

This project was administered by the TNRIS Strategic Mapping Program (StratMap) and the data were procured through the Council on Competitive Government’s (CCG) High Priority Imagery and Datasets (HPIDS) contract. Funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) and the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB).

A DEM of Central Texas Lidar

Data Access

Lidar data and the associated geospatial products are available for cost of reproduction through TNRIS.

Catalog Entry

Products

  • Classified all-return Lidar DO4Q tiles (1/64th of USGS Quad) in LAS 1.2 format
  • Bare-earth digital elevation model (DEM) in USGS .dem format (1-meter)
  • Lidar intensity images in GeoTIFF format (1-meter)
  • Hydro-flattening breaklines in SHP
  • File-level FGDC metadata in XML

A DEM of Central Texas LiDAR

Product Specification

  • Vertical accuracy (RMSEz) tested ~ 4 cm (1.6 in) which exceeds the project specification of 12 cm.
  • Average first-return point density is 4 points per square meter (ppsm) in areas shown on the map in blue, and 8 ppsm in areas shown on the map in orange.
  • Point data are classified according to the following American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) class schema:
    • Class 1: Unclassified
    • Class 2: Ground
    • Class 4: Vegetation
    • Class 6: Buildings
    • Class 7. Low Point (noise)
    • Class 9. Water
    • Class 13. Bridges
    • Class 14. Culverts
  • Horizontal projection is UTM NAD83 (2011) Zones 14 & 15

  • Vertical projection is NAVD88 Geoid 12A

  • Units are in meters denoting orthometric heights
  • Structure for data tiles conforms to 1/64th USGS 7.5-minute quadrangle Quarter-quarter-quarter quadrangle (DOQQQQ, or DO4Q)

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