2010 Channel Islands Lidar Collection
OT Collection ID
OT Collection Name
: 2010 Channel Islands Lidar Collection
: Airborne Lidar
Lidar dataset collected for the five islands comprising Channel Islands National Park. This includes all of the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Anacapa, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz. The project totals about 288 square miles (747 square kilometers). Elevation data were delivered in 2,000m x 2,000m tiles with 280 tiles produced. Deliverables include LAS 1.2 files (classified and raw), digital elevation model, digital surface model, control data, and metadata. Full waveform data were also collected over the entire project area.
Data were collected using a Riegl LMS-Q560 laser scanner flown from a helicopter. Helicopters were also used to establish ground control on all five islands. Personnel from National Park Service and The Natural Conservancy (which owns most of Santa Cruz Island) accompanied the survey team to ensure minimal impact to habitat. To assist with positional accuracy, continuously operating reference stations (CORS) on each island were modified by UNAVCO from a 15 second to a one second sampling rate during the collection period. Nominal single swath point density was three points per square meter (seven points with 50% overlap).
Data available from the U.S. Geological Survey.
: Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara Island, Santa Cruz Island, San Miguel Island, Santa Rosa Island, Anacapa Island
: 03/11/2010 - 04/08/2010
Data Provider and Roles
Total lidar returns
: 6,178,567,552 pts
: 747.00 km2
: 8.27 pts/m2
Horizontal: UTM z 11N NAD83 (CGPS) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical: NAVD88 (GEOID09) [EPSG: 5703]
LAS Validation Data Report
Dataset Extent in KMZ format
Dataset Spatial Bounds
: North: 34.0870° South: 33.4494° East: -119.0137° West: -120.4761°