LiDAR Survey of the Black Hills Experimental Forest, South Dakota

OT Collection ID: OT.032012.26913.2
OT Collection Name: LiDAR Survey of the Black Hills Experimental Forest, South Dakota
Short Name: SD02_BHEF
Collection Platform: Airborne Lidar
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    Collection Overview: The surveyed area covers 28.5 square kilometers of the Black Hills Experimental Forest, South Dakota. These LAS and associated files were collected by Horizon's Inc. of Rapid City, SD and processed by the USDA Forest Service in Moscow, ID. The purpose of the data collection is to use Lidar in support of natural resource research and management applications.

    Dataset Acknowledgement: Proper credit to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and the Rocky Mountain Research Station, U.S. Forest Service.

    Dataset Citation: N/A - Citation Guidance

    Dataset Keywords: South Dakota, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station, Moscow Forestry Sciences Lab, University of Idaho, Idaho Lidar Consortium, Multiscale Curvature Classification (MCC).

    Survey Date: 08/16/2002

    Publication Date: 04/11/2012
    Total lidar returns: 35,151,170 pts

    Area: 28 km2

    Point Density: 1.23 pts/m2

        Class 2 - Ground19,079,383
        Class 3 - Low Vegetation57,830
        Class 5 - High Vegetation16,013,663
        Class 7 - Low Point (noise)294

    Coordinates System:
        Horizontal: UTM Zone 13N NAD83 [EPSG: 26913]
        Vertical: NAVD88 [EPSG: 5703]

    Survey Report:

    LAS Validation Data Report: SD02_BHEF.html
    Dataset Extent in KMZ format: Download

    Dataset Spatial Bounds: North: 44.1836008538447°     South: 44.1382903763374°     East: -103.599340033449°     West: -103.6782449759°