Idaho LiDAR Consortium (ILC): Moscow Mountain

DOI: 10.5069/G9G15XS0
OT Collection ID: OT.042012.26911.2
OT Collection Name: Idaho LiDAR Consortium (ILC): Moscow Mountain
Short Name: ILC03_MoscowMnt
Collection Platform: Airborne Lidar
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    Collection Overview: This is collection level metadata for LAS files collected by USDA - Forest Service as a part of a larger project to use Lidar for forestry application. The lidar survey was conducted by vendor Horizon's, 3600 Jet Drive, South Dakota. Lidar instrument was flown with Leica ALS40 over the period of Aug, 13-14, 2003. The data were delivered in ASCII format with information on return number, easting, northing, elevation and intensity for each return. The ascii files were converted to las format and classified using the Multiscale Curvature Classification (MCC) method of Evans and Hudak (2007). The primary goal of the study is to provide operational implementation of Lidar technology in support of project level planning. The proposed applications of Lidar in support of planning are: vegetation structural modeling, erosion modeling, fuels, transportation planning, timber system planning, wildlife habitat modeling, and stream quality. The Rocky Mountain Research Station will provide the development of peer-reviewed forest structural metrics and technical support in implementation of Lidar technology. The technical specifications have been defined to specifically support vegetation modeling using Lidar data. The project area consists of one contiguous blocks totaling 32708 hectares in Moscow Mountain, Moscow, north central Idaho. The project area consists of moderately variable topographic configurations with diverse vegetation components.

    Dataset Acknowledgement:
    Proper credit to Idaho Lidar Consortium.

    The ascii files were converted to las format and classified using the Multiscale Curvature Classification (MCC) method of Evans and Hudak (2007):
    Evans, J.S., and A.T. Hudak. (2007) A multiscale curvature algorithm for classifying discrete return lidar in forested environments. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 45(4): 1029-1038.

    Dataset Keywords: Idaho

    Survey Date: 08/13/2003 - 08/14/2003
    Total lidar returns: 113,191,977 pts

    Area: 327.00 km2

    Point Density: 0.35 pts/m2

    Coordinates System:
        Horizontal: UTM z11N NAD83 [EPSG: 26911]
        Vertical: NAVD88 [EPSG: 5703]

    Survey Report: ILC03_MoscowMnt.zip

    LAS Validation Data Report: ILC03_MoscowMnt.html
    Dataset Extent in KMZ format: Download

    Dataset Spatial Bounds: North: 46.8967°     South: 46.7581°     East: -116.6179°     West: -117.0270°