The Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS) is pleased to announce the release of approximately 3,501 square miles of newly acquired high resolution lidar data for portions of East Texas. This project was managed by the Texas Strategic Mapping (StratMap) Program and utilized the StratMap contracts held by the Department of Information Resources (DIR). Collection took place during the leaf-off season in Texas.
The StratMap contributing partners for this project were the TWDB and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Lidar acquired from this project will be used for floodplain management and planning, feature extraction, water quality modeling, stream restoration potential analysis, change detection, 9-1-1, wildfire mitigation, habitat identification/modeling for endangered species, and dam safety. The project AOI covers areas where previously no lidar data existed.
Further details regarding these acquisitions can be found by downloading the Project Report(s) found in their data catalog entries.
Lidar data and the associated geospatial products for this project are available for the cost of reproduction through the TNRIS Research and Distribution Center (RDC) and will become available via the website in the near future.
View coverage areas in the interactive map below:
Please check our Lidar status map for exact coverage.
View more details in the Data Catalog Entry:
Average first-return point density is slightly over 4 points per square meter (ppsm) in all areas of interest, meeting the 4 ppsm project specification.
Point data is classified according to the following American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) class schema:
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