Lidar Point Cloud Data Distribution and Processing

OpenTopography harnesses cyberinfrastructure developed at the San Diego Supercomputer Center to allow users to access and process Lidar point cloud data on the fly for an area of interest. The goal of the system is to provide a web-based toolset that can democratize access to massive and potentially computationally challenging community lidar topography datasets. Please use the links below to access lidar data hosted by OpenTopography.

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1   2014-2015 lidar survey of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica   [Private Dataset]
 
Description:
Airborne lidar data were collected with the Optech Titan multispectral sensor of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica during the austral summer of 2014-2015 as part of an effort to understand geomorphic changes over the past decade. Lidar point density varied from 2 to >10 returns per m2 with an average of about 5 returns per m2. Vertical and horizontal accuracies are estimated to be 0.07 m and 0.03 m, respectively. The lidar coverage comprises roughly 3600 km2 with includes the bottoms and sides of Taylor, Pearse, Wright, Victoria, Mckelvey, Barwick, and Valham valleys, Bull Pass, in addition to other ad hoc regions nearby including the Pegasus flight facility and two regions on Ross Island, McMurdo Station/Scott Base (and surroundings), and the coastal margin between Cape Royds and Cape Evans.

Horiz. Coordinates
USGS Transantarctic Mountains Projection based on WGS84 ellipsoid [EPSG: 3294]
Vertical Coordinates
WGS84 ellipsoid heights meters [EPSG: 4326]

2   Niobara River, Nebraska (532 nm)  
 
Description:
This dataset was collected as an NCALM Seed grant for PI Jason Alexandra, University of Wyoming,

Horiz. Coordinates
NAD83 (2011) UTM Zone 14N [EPSG: 26914]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
4.85pts/m2
Area
61.00km2

3   Niobara River, Nebraska  
 
Description:
This dataset was collected as an NCALM Seed grant for PI Jason Alexandra, University of Wyoming,

Horiz. Coordinates
NAD83 (2011) UTM Zone 14N [EPSG: 26914]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
4.85pts/m2
Area
61.00km2

4   Sea Grass Beds, Apalachicola, FL  
 
Description:
This dataset was collected as an NCALM Seed grant for PI Stephanie Garvis, University of Central Florida, in order to characterize sea grass beds along the coast of Florida, near Apalachicola, and parameterize storm surge and sea level rise models.

Horiz. Coordinates
NAD83 (2011) UTM Zone 16N [EPSG: 26916]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID12A) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
5.83pts/m2
Area
74.00km2

5   Wax Lake Delta, Louisiana, USA 2009  
 
Description:
Airborne Lidar data of Wax Lake Delta, Louisiana, USA, a delta prograding into Atchafalaya Bay, Gulf of Mexico.

Note: The rasters available for this dataset will not exactly match those produced from the point cloud. To get the same rasters start with the complete unclassified point cloud and follow the methods described in the full metadata file.


Horiz. Coordinates
NAD83 UTM Zone 15N [EPSG: 26915]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
1.69pts/m2
Area
228.87km2

6   Wax Lake Delta, Louisiana, USA 2013  
 
Description:
Airborne lidar data of Wax Lake Delta, Louisiana, USA, a delta prograding into Atchafalaya Bay, Gulf of Mexico. Rasters were produced from the 2013 Airborne lidar data wherein trees and vegetation were removed. The data were then rasterized and saved to geotiff using the software package CloudCompare.

Note: The point cloud data were not initially classified for vegetation removal. As such, the investigators removed vegetation to create the raster datasets. The removal process will not match the removal from the classification performed on the data later. The later classification is uploaded to OpenTopography. To get the same rasters as the ones available on OpenTopography, start with the complete unclassified point cloud and follow the methods described in the full metadata file.


Horiz. Coordinates
WGS 1984 Datum (UTM Zone 15N) [EPSG: 32615]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
14.27pts/m2
Area
30.98km2

7   Woodland-encroached sagebrush ecosystem, Nevada  
 
Description:
This dataset was collected as an NCALM Seed grant for PI Devon Snyder, University of Nevada, Reno, for the purpose of applying airborne laser swatch mapping to scale up rainfall interception before and after the removal of pinon and juniper in a woodland-encroached sagebrush ecosystem. The survey area is located approximately 180 km east of Carson City, Nevada.

Horiz. Coordinates
NAD83 (2011) UTM Zone 11N [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
6.21pts/m2
Area
61.00km2

8   Big Creek, California  
 
Description:
This dataset was collected as an NCALM Seed grant for PI Allison Pfeiffer, University of California, Santa Cruz, for the purpose of analyzing the hydraulics steep, boulder-bedded channels and bedrock-forced pools.

Horiz. Coordinates
NAD83 (2011) UTM Zone 10N [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
11.66pts/m2
Area
13.00km2

9   Israel's Mediterranean Sharon sea cliff, 2006   [Private Dataset]
 
Description:
Israel's 200-km long Mediterranean coast line consists of ~70 km of late Quaternary eolianite sea cliffs that reach up to 50 m above sea level and are actively retreating landwards at time-averaged rates of up to 0.1 m/yr. This dataset covers a 30-km-stretch of coastal cliffs in central Israel that lie between the cities of Herzlia in the south and Olga in the north. The data were acquired in 2/2006 at a sampling density of 0.25 pts per square meter and are being used to study and monitor sea cliff retreat processes in the eastern Mediterranean.

Horiz. Coordinates
Israeli Transverse Mercator [EPSG: 2039]
Vertical Coordinates
GRS 1980(?) unknown datum [EPSG: 4019]
Point Density
0.45pts/m2
Area
29.43km2

10   Lake Bonneville, Utah  
 
Description:
This dataset was collected as an NCALM Seed grant for PI Lawrence T Kellum, University of Utah, for the purpose of assesing the hydrodynamics of the Lake Bonneville Stockton Bar highstand.

Horiz. Coordinates
NAD83 UTM Zone 12N [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
6.36pts/m2
Area
55.00km2

11   Channel Avulsion in Bishop, California  
 
Description:
This dataset was collected as an NCALM Seed grant for PI Alexander Morgan, University of Virginia, for the purpose of investigating the triggers for channel avulsion on alluvial fans. The survey area consisted of a polygon located in California 49 km east of Bishop.

Horiz. Coordinates
NAD83 (2011) UTM Zone 11N [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
8.55pts/m2
Area
52.00km2

12   Little San Bernardino Mountains, Joshua Tree National Park, California  
 
Description:
This dataset was collected as an NCALM Seed grant for PI Ann Hislop, University of Kentucky, for the purpose of studying the tectonic linkage between the San Andreas Fault and the Eastern California Shear Zone, Little San Bernardino Mountains, Joshua Tree National Park, California.

Horiz. Coordinates
NAD83 (2011) UTM Zone 11N [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
7.58pts/m2
Area
51.00km2

13   Santa Clarita Topography  
 
Description:
This dataset was collected as an NCALM Seed grant for PI Katherine Lowe, University of Michigan, for the purpose of studying the effects of topography on peak ground acceleration. The requested survey area consisted of a polygon located 70 km northwest of Los Angeles, CA. The polygon encloses approximately 45.13 square km.

Horiz. Coordinates
WGS84 UTM Zone 11N [EPSG: 32611]
Vertical Coordinates
WGS84 [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
5.34pts/m2
Area
45.00km2

14   Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory May 20-21 2010 Snow-On Lidar Survey  
 
Description:
Data were collected in collaboration between the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) project and the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory (CZO), both funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The dataset contains 1 m Digital Surface Models (first-stop), Digital Terrain Models (bare-earth), and 10 points/m2 LAS-formated point cloud tiles. The DSMs and DTMs are available in GeoTIFF format with associated shaded relief models. The Digital Terrain Model (DTM) is a ground-surface elevation dataset better suited for derived layers such as slope angle, aspect, and contours. Accessory layers consist of index map layers for point cloud tiles, DEM extent, and flight lines. Other LiDAR DSMs, DTMs, and point cloud data available in this series include snow-off data for 2010. Together, the LiDAR Digital Elevation Models (DEM) and point cloud data will be of interest to land managers, scientists, and others for study of topography, snow, ecosystems and environmental change. The Boulder Creek CZO will be using the LiDAR data to further their mission of focusing on how water, atmosphere, ecosystems, & soils interact and shape the Earth's surface. The 'Critical Zone' lies between rock and sky. It is essential to life - including human food production - and helps drive Earth's carbon cycle, climate change, stream runoff, and water quality.

Read the FGDC-compliant metadata files that are available for each dataset (in .html, .txt, and .xml formats). These files provide numerous details that may be of interest. Also included are flight lines, survey reports, reference materials, and DEM extent shapefiles.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to weather and equipment failures the snow-on surveys were flown during 2 different time periods in May, between which there were substantial snow accumulations. Do not combine data from May 5/9, 2010 and May 20/21, 2010.


Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z13N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
8.94pts/m2
Area
202.59km2

15   Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory May 9 2010 Snow-On Lidar Survey  
 
Description:
Data were collected in collaboration between the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) project and the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory (CZO), both funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The dataset contains 1 m Digital Surface Models (first-stop), Digital Terrain Models (bare-earth), and 10 points/m2 LAS-formated point cloud tiles. The DSMs and DTMs are available in GeoTIFF format with associated shaded relief models. The Digital Terrain Model (DTM) is a ground-surface elevation dataset better suited for derived layers such as slope angle, aspect, and contours. Accessory layers consist of index map layers for point cloud tiles, DEM extent, and flight lines. Other LiDAR DSMs, DTMs, and point cloud data available in this series include snow-off data for 2010. Together, the LiDAR Digital Elevation Models (DEM) and point cloud data will be of interest to land managers, scientists, and others for study of topography, snow, ecosystems and environmental change. The Boulder Creek CZO will be using the LiDAR data to further their mission of focusing on how water, atmosphere, ecosystems, & soils interact and shape the Earth's surface. The 'Critical Zone' lies between rock and sky. It is essential to life - including human food production - and helps drive Earth's carbon cycle, climate change, stream runoff, and water quality.

Read the FGDC-compliant metadata files that are available for each dataset (in .html, .txt, and .xml formats). These files provide numerous details that may be of interest. Also included are flight lines, survey reports, reference materials, and DEM extent shapefiles.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to weather and equipment failures the snow-on surveys were flown during 2 different time periods in May, between which there were substantial snow accumulations. Do not combine data from May 5/9, 2010 and May 20/21, 2010.


Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z13N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
5.44pts/m2
Area
155.42km2

16   Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory May 5 2010 Snow-On Lidar Survey  
 
Description:
Data were collected in collaboration between the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) project and the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory (CZO), both funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The dataset contains 1 m Digital Surface Models (first-stop), Digital Terrain Models (bare-earth), and 10 points/m2 LAS-formated point cloud tiles. The DSMs and DTMs are available in GeoTIFF format with associated shaded relief models. The Digital Terrain Model (DTM) is a ground-surface elevation dataset better suited for derived layers such as slope angle, aspect, and contours. Accessory layers consist of index map layers for point cloud tiles, DEM extent, and flight lines. Other LiDAR DSMs, DTMs, and point cloud data available in this series include snow-off data for 2010. Together, the LiDAR Digital Elevation Models (DEM) and point cloud data will be of interest to land managers, scientists, and others for study of topography, snow, ecosystems and environmental change. The Boulder Creek CZO will be using the LiDAR data to further their mission of focusing on how water, atmosphere, ecosystems, & soils interact and shape the Earth's surface. The 'Critical Zone' lies between rock and sky. It is essential to life - including human food production - and helps drive Earth's carbon cycle, climate change, stream runoff, and water quality.

Read the FGDC-compliant metadata files that are available for each dataset (in .html, .txt, and .xml formats). These files provide numerous details that may be of interest. Also included are flight lines, survey reports, reference materials, and DEM extent shapefiles.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to weather and equipment failures the snow-on surveys were flown during 2 different time periods in May, between which there were substantial snow accumulations. Do not combine data from May 5/9, 2010 and May 20/21, 2010.


Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z13N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
7.48pts/m2
Area
136.76km2

17   Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory 2016 Leaf Off LiDAR Survey  
 
Description:
The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) conducted a lidar survey of the Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory (CCZO) area on February 26, 2016. The survey was funded by NSF award EAR-1339015; the Calhoun CZO is funded by NSF award EAR-1331846 (P.I. Daniel deB. Richter).

Note: Lidar and DEM data have been adjusted by -0.098 meters to adjust for systematic vertical bias determined by analysis of 1251 ground check points collected at the Spartanburg airfield using a vehicle-mounted GPS antenna and receiver.


Horiz. Coordinates
NAD83 (2011), UTM Zone 17N [EPSG: 26917]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
45.28pts/m2
Area
78.30km2

18   Everglades National Park  
 
Description:
This dataset was collected for PI Matthew Cohen, University of Florida, for the purpose of studying biotic control on carbonate dissolution in a low-relief patterned landscape. The survey area consisted of 8 rectangles, each enclosing 2 square kilometers - located approximately 100 km WNW of Miami, Florida and just north of Everglades National Park.

Horiz. Coordinates
NAD83 (2011) UTM Z17N [EPSG: 26917]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
16.07pts/m2
Area
16.00km2

19   Marlborough Fault System, South Island, New Zealand  
 
Description:
Collaborative Research: Towards an Understanding of the Collective Behavior of Regional Fault Networks: The Marlborough Fault System, New Zealand (James F. Dolan, PI, University of Southern California). This project was a collaborative effort between PI Dolan (USC) and co-I Ed Rhodes (UCLA) and New Zealand collaborators Russ Van Dissen and Rob Langridge of GNS Science. The survey area consists of a total of 254 km of fault-parallel, predominantly ~1.2-km-wide swaths along parts of the four main right-lateral strike-slip faults that comprise the Marlborough Fault System, in the northwestern portion of New Zealand's South Island. The five fault segments surveyed include sections of the eastern and western parts of the Clarence fault, the central part of the Awatere fault, the central part of the Wairau fault, and part of the eastern (Conway) segment of the Hope fault. These lidar data facilitated detailed analysis of fault offsets along the four main MFS faults, as well as mapping of small displacements that have occurred in recent earthquakes on Marlborough faults in unprecedented detail, the geomorphic development and evolution of fluvial terraces crossing these faults, and the progressive geomorphic manifestation of off-fault deformation with increasing fault displacement. The data were analyzed by the PIs, our New Zealand collaborators, and three graduate students at USC (Robert Zinke, Alexandra Hatem, and Jessica Grenader), and one graduate student at UCLA (Chris McGuire [supervised by Co-I Ed Rhodes]); their results will form major parts of their graduate theses. The lidar data were collected by U.S. National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) personnel using an aircraft and flight personnel subcontracted from New Zealand Aerial Mapping. The data were collected with a combination of NCALM's Optech GEMINI sensor (operated at a laser pulse frequency of 125 kHz in multi-pulse mode, at a nominal height above ground of 1400 m) and NZAM's Optech 3100A sensor (operated at a laser pulse frequency of 70-100 kHz at various heights depending on terrain). Shot density is ≥ 12 shots/m2. The lidar data were utilized in our studies of the incremental slip-rate record of the four main Marlborough faults. The lidar data also provided a means of mapping small displacements that have occurred in recent earthquakes on Marlborough faults in unprecedented detail, the sedimentological development and geomorphic evolution of fluvial terraces crossing these faults, and the progressive geomorphic manifestation of off-fault deformation with increasing fault displacement (see Zinke et al., 2015 Geology for a discussion of this latter topic [doi:10.1130/G37065.1]).

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 59S [EPSG: 32759]
Vertical Coordinates
NZVD2009 (WGS84) [EPSG: 3884]
Point Density
9.02pts/m2
Area
446.00km2

20   Auckland, New Zealand 2013 Lidar  
 
Description:
Lidar was captured for Auckland Council by NZ Aerial Mapping & Aerial Surveys Limited. The capture of the data commenced on 17th July and was completed by the 23 November 2013. The datasets were generated by both ASL and NZAM. All raw point cloud data was produced by NZAM & ASL prior to data being sent to Genesys International for the data classification and product generation. The survey area includes the Auckland city urban area and adjacent rural land. Data management and distribution external to Auckland Council is managed by Land Information New Zealand.

Prepared DEM and DSM files are available through the LINZ Data Service


Horiz. Coordinates
NZTM2000 NZGD2000 METERS [EPSG: 2193]
Vertical Coordinates
NZVD2009 [EPSG: 4440]
Point Density
4.76pts/m2
Area
2,250.41km2

21   NEON D17 Pacific Southwest- California  
 
Description:
NEON field sites surveyed: San Joaquin Experiment Range (SJER), Soaproot Saddle (SOAP), Providence Creek (PROV), and Teakettle (TEAK) Geographic Characteristics: The primary objectives of the 2013 combined airborne and field campaign were to test flight operations and nominal flight collection parameters and obtain a dataset supporting spatial/temporal scaling studies underway as part of NASA's HyspIRI Airborne Campaign. AOP surveyed three NEON terrestrial sites and one aquatic site located in central California, extending over a large elevation/climate gradient from the southern foothills to the mixed conifer forest zone of the Sierra Nevada. These sites cover diverse ecological sub-regions ranging from open woodland dominated by oaks and foothill pine at the San Joaquin Experiment Range core site (SJER), mixed conifer/deciduous forest at the Soaproot Saddle relocatable site (SOAP) and Providence Creek aquatic site (PROV), and red fir forest at the Teakettle relocatable site (TEAK). Supporting ground measurements of field spectral data, vegetation structure data, and foliar samples were made in a subset of sites and in conjunction with the airborne observations. For full details about this campaign, read NEON Technical Memo TM-005. - See more at: Neon Inc.

The NEON Level 1 Slant Range Waveform LiDAR data product, NEON.DOM.SITE.DP1.30001, provides a geolocated waveform for each laser pulse in a binary output format. Waveform data is available for the San Joaquin Experiment Range (SJER), Soaproot Saddle (SOAP), and Teakettle (TEAK) field sites via the following links:



Horiz. Coordinates
WGS 84 / UTM zone 11N [EPSG: 32611]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 12A) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
7.55pts/m2
Area
550.00km2

22   Tushar Mountains, Utah (532 nm)  
 
Description:
This dataset was collected as an NCALM Seed grant for PI Keelin Schaffrath of Utah State University. The requested survey area consists of corridor polygons centered on 3 streams draining the Tushar Mountains of southwest Utah located 35 km northeast of Beaver, UT. The dataset was collected to quantify post-wildfire fish habitat quality.

Horiz. Coordinates
NAD83 (2011) UTM Zone 12N [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.17pts/m2
Area
85.00km2

23   Tushar Mountains, Utah  
 
Description:
This dataset was collected as an NCALM Seed grant for PI Keelin Schaffrath of Utah State University. The requested survey area consists of corridor polygons centered on 3 streams draining the Tushar Mountains of southwest Utah located 35 km northeast of Beaver, UT. The dataset was collected to quantify post-wildfire fish habitat quality.

Horiz. Coordinates
NAD83 (2011) UTM Zone 12N [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.17pts/m2
Area
85.00km2

24   Yucaipa Ridge, San Bernardino Mountains, CA  
 
Description:
This is an NCALM Seed grant (PI David Milodowski, University of Edinburgh, UK) collected for the purpose of studying bio-geomorphic changes along the actively uplifting Yucaipa Ridge, San Bernardino Mountains, CA. The survey area consists of a polygon located 11 km northeast of Yucaipa, California.

Horiz. Coordinates
NAD83 (2011) UTM z11N [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
4.48pts/m2
Area
76.00km2

25   1959 Hebgen Lake rupture (Montana)  
 
Description:
This dataset was collected as an NCALM Seed grant for PI Kendra Johnson of Colorado School of Mines. The survey area consists of a corridor polygon located 20 km northwest of West Yellowstone, MT. The dataset was collected to study degradation of the 1959 Hebgen Lake rupture and the application of diffusion coefficients to undated scarps in the north Rocky Mountains and Mongolia.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z12N NAD83 [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
4.92pts/m2
Area
105.00km2

26   Greys River, WY (532 nm)  
 
Description:
This dataset was collected as an NCALM Seed grant for PI Christopher Tennant of Idaho State University. The survey consists of two corridor polygons on the Greys River between Alpine, and Afton, Wyoming. The collection enables an evaluation of whether changes in hydraulic geometry at process domain boundaries are stepwise or gradational within a mountainous catchment.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z12N NAD83 [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
8.53pts/m2
Area
123.00km2

27   Greys River, WY  
 
Description:
This dataset was collected as an NCALM Seed grant for PI Christopher Tennant of Idaho State University. The survey consists of two corridor polygons on the Greys River between Alpine, and Afton, Wyoming. The collection enables an evaluation of whether changes in hydraulic geometry at process domain boundaries are stepwise or gradational within a mountainous catchment.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z12N NAD83 [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
8.53pts/m2
Area
123.00km2

28   Geologic Mapping of Coal Beds (Northeastern Montana)  
 
Description:
This is an NCALM Seed grant (PI Courtney Sprain, University of California, Berkeley) collected for the purpose of mapping the coal beds of northeastern Montana. The survey area consists of a rectangle located 20 km NNW of Jordan, MT and 17 km south of the Fort Peck Reservoir.

Horiz. Coordinates
NAD83 (2011) UTM z13N [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
18.35pts/m2
Area
56.00km2

29   Volcanic Tablelands in Bishop, California  
 
Description:
This dataset was collected as an NCALM Seed grant for PI Kevin Delano of Central Washington University. The requested survey area is a rectangle located 9 km NW of Bishop, CA in an area known as the Volcanic Tablelands. The geomorphological and lidar data were collected for the purpose of determining late Pleistocene slip rates in the Volcanic Tablelands.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11N NAD83 [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
15.48pts/m2
Area
60.00km2

30   Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory 2014 Leaf On Survey  
 
Description:
The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) conducted a leaf-on survey of the Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory (CCZO) area on July 30, 2014 (hyperspectral imaging) and August 5-6, 2014 (LiDAR). The LiDAR survey was funded by NSF award EAR-1339015; the Calhoun CZO is funded by NSF award EAR-1331846 (P.I. Daniel deB. Richter).

Hyperspectral imaging data were also collected over the study area and are available via the following links:


Horiz. Coordinates
NAD83 (2011), UTM Zone 17N [EPSG: 26917]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
16.09pts/m2
Area
191.00km2

31   Snake River, Wyoming  
 
Description:
In 2008, Sanborn was contracted by Teton Conservation District to execute a LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) survey campaign in Teton County, Wyoming. LiDAR data in the form of 3-dimensional positions of a dense set of mass points was collected for the 141 square miles of area within the Snake River and Teton Ranges and Bridger-Teton National Forest. This data was used in the development of the bare-earth-classified elevation point data sets. This project was designed to provide a highly detailed ground surface dataset to be used for the development of topographic, contour mapping, and hydraulic monitoring.

Horiz. Coordinates
NAD 1983 State Plane Wyoming West- Feet [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
North American Vertical Datum of 1988
Point Density
4.80pts/m2
Area
68.00km2

32   Mayapan, Mexico   [Private Dataset]
 
Description:
NCALM Project. PI: Timothy Hare, Morehead State University. The survey area is located approximately 40 km southeast of Merida, MX on the Yucatan Peninsula. Ground point density after classification was approximately 12 pts/meter in canopy and much higher in the cleared areas.

Horiz. Coordinates
NAD83 (2011) UTM Zone 16N [EPSG: 26916]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GGM06) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
44.91pts/m2
Area
44.00km2

33   Surprise Valley, CA  
 
Description:
The survey covers much of the Surprise Valley, primarily two swaths along the western and eastern sides of the valley. Surprise Valley is a seismically active geothermal area in the northwestern Basin and Range. Data were collected to create a high-resolution topographic base for correlation with an airborne magnetic survey (Glen), as well as to map and assess offset along Quaternary fault scarps (Egger). The survey took place in June of 2012. The DEM derived from the data has a resolution of 1 point per 0.5 m2. PIs: Jonathan Glen (USGS), Anne Egger (Central Washington University), Corey Ippolito (Carnegie Mellon University).

Horiz. Coordinates
NAD83(2011) UTM Zone 10N [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
GEOID 09
Point Density
10.12pts/m2
Area
878.00km2

34   Poleta Folds, southern Deep Springs Valley, California  
 
Description:
These data cover a popular area for field geologic mapping courses called the Poleta Folds. The area is at the southern end of Deep Springs Valley, southeast of Bishop, CA. The purpose of collecting the data was to provide a good topographic base map for students to learn to map complex geologic structures.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 11N, WGS 1984 [EPSG: 32611]
Vertical Coordinates
ellipsoid
Point Density
0.89pts/m2
Area
47.00km2

35   August 24, 2014 South Napa Earthquake  
 
Description:

The August 24, 2014, South Napa earthquake (M6.0) produced significant damage resulting from shaking, fault rupture, fault afterslip, and ground deformation. Lidar data were collected to aid specialized work on the South Napa earthquake including: (1) fault afterslip, especially in the Browns Valley residential neighborhood; (2) shaking and correlation to damage such as red- and yellow-tagged structures, especially in the downtown Napa area; (3) seismic hazards of the West Napa Fault System, especially in residential areas; and (4) geospatial analysis and imagery support (such as post-processing of lidar and other imagery that has already been acquired).

Airborne lidar data and imagery were collected on September 9, 2014 as part of multi-agency/institutional response to the August 24, 2014 South Napa Earthquake. Details of the scientific response to this earthquake including the lidar acquisition can be found in Hudnut et al., 2014: USGS Special Open-File Report 2014-1249. Data were collected and initially processed by Towill and are available both as raw files and products as initially delivered by the vendor, as well as the USGS re-processed version of re-classified point clouds and 0.25 meter DEM's from the USGS HDDS Explorer. Point clouds available from USGS and OpenTopography were reclassified (metadata) by the US Geological Survey; this re-processing was funded by FEMA. Orthoimagery were collected by Towill on September 9, 2014, and by Google on August 24, 2014.



Horiz. Coordinates
North American Datum 1983 UTM zone 10N (NAD 83) meters [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
22.56pts/m2
Area
78.00km2

36   Wheeler Ridge, CA  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Emily Kleber, Arizona State University. Wheeler Ridge is an asymmetric east-propagating anticline (10km axis, 330m relief) above a north-vergent blind thrust deforming Quaternary alluvial fan and shallow marine rocks at the northern front of the Transverse Ranges. Thrust faulting is associated with the Big Bend in the San Andreas Fault, ~10 km to the south. These data were collected to investigate how the landscape is responding to variations in uplift rate along the fold axis and better understand the transient response of the landscape due to local rock uplift.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 11N, NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
ellipsoid [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
8.90pts/m2
Area
80.00km2

37   Lunar Crater Volcanic Field, Central Nevada  
 
Description:
PI: Greg Valentine, University at Buffalo. NSF Project: The survey area is defined by a rectangular polygon located in Nevada, about 110 kilometers east of Tonopah. The polygon had a planned surface area of 366.64 km². The survey took place from June 30, 2012 through July 3, 2012. The data were collected to investigate controls on magma ascent and eruption at the Lunar Crater Volcanic Field, a mafic intraplate volcanic field.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 12N, NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
GEOID 12
Point Density
10.58pts/m2
Area
396.00km2

38   Kremmling, CO: Blue and Colorado River Confluence  
 
Description:
PI: Dr. Craig Glennie, University of Houston. NSF Project. The survey area is located over the confluence of Blue and Colorado rivers south of Kremmling, Colorado. Data were collected to test the Aquarius bathymetry laser since the confluence creates a variety of conditions with clear and muddy waters mixing from the two rivers. The Aquarius was tested for bathymetric performance with respect to water turbidity within the rivers. The data on OpenTopography are from the Gemini instrument. Bathymetric point cloud data (LAZ) from the Optech Aquarius sensor are available via the 'bulk download' link below.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 13N, NAD83 (2011), Epoch 2010 [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
GEOID 12A
Point Density
1.73pts/m2
Area
24.00km2

39   Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, AZ  
 
Description:

This Lidar was collected for the National Park Service because they require a high-resolution digital elevation model to serve as a base layer for further inventory and monitoring of Sunset Crater Volcano's unique resources. The objective of this procurement was to acquire a high-resolution bare-earth digital elevation models (DEM) of SUCR and adjacent areas around the park. The accuracy of the final DEM is an interval ranging from 0.15 meter to 0.50 meter.

The lidar survey was accomplished with a Leica ALS50 Phase II mounted in a Cessna Caravan with an average yield pulse density of 8 pulses/m2 over the Sunset Crater Lidar terrain. Project Site: Sunset Crater National Monument which is located in Coconino County Arizona; Acres of Lidar collected 10,233; Date of Acquisition 09/16/2012; Lidar Format LAS v 1.2.



Horiz. Coordinates
NAD83 (CORS96) UTM Zone 12 North [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
13.71pts/m2
Area
41.00km2

40   State of Utah Acquired Lidar Data - Wasatch Front  
 
Description:

The State of Utah, including the Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center, Utah Geological Survey, and the Utah Division of Emergency Management, along with local and federal partners, including Salt Lake County and local cities, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, have funded and collected over 8380 km2 (3236 mi2) of high-resolution (0.5 or 1 meter) Lidar data across the state since 2011, in support of a diverse set of flood mapping, geologic, transportation, infrastructure, solar energy, and vegetation projects. The datasets include point cloud, first return digital surface model (DSM), and bare-earth digital terrain/elevation model (DEM) data, along with appropriate metadata (XML, project tile indexes, and area completion reports).

This 0.5-meter 2013-2014 Wasatch Front dataset includes most of the Salt Lake and Utah Valleys (Utah), and the Wasatch (Utah and Idaho), and West Valley fault zones (Utah).

Other recently acquired State of Utah data include the 2011 Utah Geological Survey Lidar dataset covering Cedar and Parowan Valleys, the east shore/wetlands of Great Salt Lake, the Hurricane fault zone, the west half of Ogden Valley, North Ogden, and part of the Wasatch Plateau in Utah.



Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 12N, NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID12A) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
11.93pts/m2
Area
3,684.00km2

41   UMD-NASA Carbon Mapping /Sonoma County Vegetation Mapping and Lidar Program  
 
Description:

This survey covers all of Sonoma County as well as two small portions of southern Mendocino County. Data were provided by the University of Maryland and the Sonoma County Vegetation Mapping and Lidar Program under grant NNX13AP69G from NASA's Carbon Monitoring System (Dr. Ralph Dubayah, PI). The Sonoma County Vegetation Mapping and Lidar Program is NASA/UMD's local partner in this project- its members are as follows: the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, the Sonoma County Water Agency, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the United States Geological Survey, the Sonoma County Information Systems Department, the Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Department, the Nature Conservancy, and the City of Petaluma.

These data will be used for various research projects throughout Sonoma County. They are critical to assessing climate mitigation and adaptation strategies and benefits provided by the landscape, such as the amount of carbon sequestration in forests or the degree to which riparian areas, floodplains, and coastal habitats may buffer extreme weather events. Other research applications include groundwater, ecosystem services valuation, ecosystem resiliency, and wildlife habitat connectivity. Finally, these data sets are key to facilitating good planning and management for watershed protection, flood control, fire and fuels management and wildlife habitat conservation.

The data was collected between September 28 and November 26, 2013 by Watershed Sciences, Inc. (WSI). Lidar was collected at high density greater than 8 pulses per square meter. WSI used two airplanes, one carrying a Leica ALS50 and the other a Leica ALS70; systems were flown at 900 meters above ground level, capturing a scan angle of 15 degrees from nadir (30 degree field of view). 4-band, 6-inch resolution aerial photography was collected simultaneously with the Lidar data.



Horiz. Coordinates
State Plane, California Zone II, FIPS Zone 0402, (NAD83) 2011 [EPSG: 2871]
Vertical Coordinates
North American Vertical Datum 1988 (NAVD88), GEOID 12a, US Survey Feet
Point Density
13.73pts/m2
Area
4,374.00km2

42   Jemez River Basin, NM: Post-fire Landscape Response  
 
Description:
Jemez River Basin, NM: Post-fire landscape response NCALM Project. Jon Pelletier, University of Arizona. The survey area is defined by an 206 square kilometer irregular polygon located 12 kilometers west of Los Alamos, NM. Data were collected from May 25-28, 2012 to quantify extreme post-fire landscape response in the Jemez River basin, New Mexico.There area additional datasets covering the portions of the Catalina-Jemez Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) on OpenTopography including the Jemez River Basin Snow-on Lidar Survey and Jemez River Basin Snow-off Lidar Survey.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 13N, NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
GEOID09
Point Density
15.24pts/m2
Area
206.00km2

43   Harper Lake Fault Slip Distribution, Central Mojave, CA  
 
Description:
NCALM Project. PI: Jacob Selander, University of California, Davis. The original Seed project requested survey area of 40 km2 was defined by two irregular polygons located along the Harper Lake Fault in the areas adjacent Gravel and Waterman Hills. Additional funding was secured to add two additional areas also located along the faults and between the original two polygons. The combined area of all the four polygons totaled 75.875 km2. The final data collection has an area of 246 km2 The Harper lake fault is aligned between the towns of Barstow and Ridgecrest, California. Two flights were required to collect the data. Both flights took place on Sunday June 17, 2012. It was collected on a Sunday because part of the survey area are underneath Restricted airspace controlled by the Edwards Air Force Base and access to it is preferably granted on Sundays. Also due to airspace restrictions the flying height above average ground was 900m rather than the preferred 600m. The plan consisted of 16 project lines running NW-SE along the fault center line.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 11N, NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
GEOID09
Point Density
6.97pts/m2
Area
246.00km2

44   Mount Shasta, CA: Quaternary Debris Avalanche  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Riccardo Tortini, Michigan Technological University. The survey area consisted of a polygon located 115 km North of Redding, California. These data were collected to investigate the largest quaternary debris avalanche deposit off of the Mount Shasta Volcano in Northern California. These data were collected August 5, 2013.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 10N, NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
6.84pts/m2
Area
51.00km2

45   Gabilan Mesa, CA: Valley Alluviation effects on Hillslope-Channel Coupling  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Sam Johnstone, Stanford University. The requested survey area is an irregular polygon located 10 km east of King City, California in the Wildhorse Valley of the Gabilan Mesa. The data were collected to investigate the impacts of valley alluviation on hillslope-channel coupling. The polygon at its widest point is approximately 13 km long by 5 km high and encloses approximately 75 square km. The survey took place on August 11, 2013.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 10N, NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
5.56pts/m2
Area
75.00km2

46   Mapleton, OR: Transient Landscape Evolution in the Oregon Coast Range  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Kristen Sweeney, University of Oregon. The survey area is a polygon located 60 Km West of Eugene, Oregon. The polygon encloses approximately 42 square km. The data were collected to investigate the morphological and soil chemistry signatures of transient landscape evolution in the Oregon Coast Range. The survey took place on August 03 and August 04, 2013.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 10N, NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
9.53pts/m2
Area
65.00km2

47   Santa Maria River, AZ: Vegetation and channel form  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed, PI: Sharon Bywater-Reyes, University of Montana. Riparian vegetation and channel process and form are intimately linked in many rivers. Pioneer woody riparian seedlings recruit on river bars and alter hydraulics and sediment transport, thus changing bar morphology. Explanations of barform morphodynamics have emphasized the role of bar-induced convective accelerations, steering of the flow, and resulting effects on sediment. The influence of vegetation on bar evolution, however, has not been integrated into our current understanding of barform morphodynamics. This ALSM dataset was collected via an NCALM Seed Grant to quantify how vegetation (cottonwood and tamarisk) changes barform morphology, and how vegetation and related topography collectively influences barform morphodynamics. This research has implications for understanding how vegetation influences channel form.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 12N, NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
7.69pts/m2
Area
51.00km2

48   Triangle Lake, OR: Earthquake Induced Landslide  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Corina Cerovski-Darriau, University of Oregon. The survey consists of two separate polygons located 38 km west of Eugene Oregon in the Oregon Coast Range. Together the polygons enclose approximately 40 square km. The data were collected to investigate a possible fault triggered landslide in the densely forested Oregon Coast Range. The survey took place on August 02, 2013.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 10N, NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
9.35pts/m2
Area
66.00km2

49   San Rafael, UT: Survey of Exposed Subsurface Volcanic Features  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Jacob Richardson, University of South Florida. The survey area is a rectangular polygon located 85 km southwest of Green River, Utah in the San Rafael region of the state. The polygon is approximately 4.5 km wide by 8.3 km long and encloses 54 square km. The data were collected to look at exposed subsurface volcanic features in San Rafael, Utah. The survey took place on August 14, 2013.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 12N, NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
5.51pts/m2
Area
54.00km2

50   Rapid Response to 2011 Mississippi Flood  
 
Description:
NCALM Project. PI: Praveen Kumar, University of Illinois. The survey area consisted of a polygon located near the confluence of Ohio and Mississippi rivers, about 35 km east of Sikeston in the southeastern edge of the state of Missouri. These data were collected as a rapid response to a flooding event on the Mississippi River. The data were collected June 21-23, 2011.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 16N NAD83 (CORS 96) [EPSG: 26916]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
8.57pts/m2
Area
195.00km2

51   Central U.S. ARRA Lidar, New Madrid Seismic Zone  
 
Description:
This dataset is intended for researchers interested in active tectonics and earthquake hazards research in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The target areas were developed and defined by USGS scientists in collaboration with colleagues working in this region. The target areas are: the Blytheville Arch, the Meeman-Shelby lineament, the Reelfoot scarp and the northern New Madrid area. The data collection and processing were purchased by the U.S. Geological Survey using funds provided via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z16 N WGS84 [EPSG: 32616]
Vertical Coordinates
WGS84 (ellipsoid)
Point Density
8.63pts/m2
Area
987.00km2

52   California ARRA Lidar  
 
Description:
This dataset is intended for researchers interested in active tectonics and earthquake hazards research in the Central Coast region of California, and the areas north and east of San Francisco Bay. The target areas were developed and defined by USGS scientists in collaboration with colleagues working in these regions. The target areas in the Central Coast region are: the Big Sur area and the Oceanic and San Simeon Faults. The target areas in northern California are: the Bartlett Springs and Berryessa Faults, the Greenville Fault, and the Rodgers Creek Fault - Maacama Fault stepover area. The data collection and processing were purchased by the U.S. Geological Survey using funds provided via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

Horiz. Coordinates
WGS84 (G1150) UTM zone 10N [EPSG: 32610]
Vertical Coordinates
WGS84 ellipsoid
Point Density
14.16pts/m2
Area
686.00km2

53   Kohala Peninsula, Hawaii: Precipitation Effects on Landscape Evolution  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Brendan P. Murphy, The University of Texas at Austin. The survey area consisted of a 46 square kilometer irregular polygon on the island of Hawaii covering two distinct watersheds on the Kohala Peninsula. The data were collected to quantify the role of spatially variable climate in bedrock fluvial incision on the Kohala Peninsula. Repeated efforts were made to survey this area over an 8-day span. Unfortunately the ever-present cloud cover on the wet side prevented the completion of the survey. The survey attempts took placed from February 5, 2013 through February 12, 2013.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Z04N NAD83 (PA11) [EPSG: 26904]
Vertical Coordinates
GEOID 12A
Point Density
7.73pts/m2
Area
46.00km2

54   Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii  
 
Description:
NCALM Seeds. PIs: Kimberly Huppert, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Mathuei Laporte, California Institute of Technology. The requested survey area consisted of a single irregular polygon of approximately 80 square kilometers on the island of KauaI, Hawaii. Data were collected to investigate the climate control of hillslope erosion across a steep rainfall gradient on KauaI (Kimberly Huppert) and the interplay of cliff erosion, landsliding, and knickpoint retreat along the Na Pali Coast, KauaI (Mathieu Lapotre). The survey attempts took placed from February 14, 2013 through February 16, 2013. This survey area encompasses two proposed survey areas from the NCALM Seed program.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Z04N NAD83 (PA11) [EPSG: 26904]
Vertical Coordinates
GEOID 12A
Point Density
8.44pts/m2
Area
118.00km2

55   South Florida Everglades  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Emanuelle Feliciano, University of Miami. The survey area is defined by three rectangular polygons located in Everglades National Park west of Homestead, Florida. Data were collected to estimate tree height and above ground biomass in the South Florida Everglades wetland ecosystem. The survey was conducted November 17, 2011 and covers an area of 53 square kilometers.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z17 N NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26917]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 12A) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
7.95pts/m2
Area
53.00km2

56   California Coast: Big Creek, Vincente, Arroyo Seco, Scotts Creek, UCSC  
 
Description:
NCALM Project, PI: Noah Finnegan, University of Claifornia, Santa Crus. The Areas of Interest (AOIs) are five regions: Scotts Creek, the UCSC campus, Arroyo Seco, Big Creek and Vicente with a total surface area of 375 square kilometers. The Scotts Creek and UCSC polygons are located north of Santa Cruz, CA and the Arroyo Seco, Big Creek and Vicente polygons are located south east of Big Sur, CA and west of King City, CA. Data were collected March 8-11, 2011.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z10 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
11.66pts/m2
Area
375.00km2

57   Victor Harbour - South Australia, 2011  
 
Description:
The Victor Harbour Lidar Project was capture during September 2011 by Photomapping Services using an airborne Optech Gemini Lidar system. The data was captured in order to provide surface, vegetation and intensity information to be used in coastal management. The final LAS dataset has been processed to Level 2 of the ICSM Lidar Specification. Several derivative products have then been produced from the orthometric corrected laser surface.

Horiz. Coordinates
Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994(GDA94)/Map Grid of Australia z 54(MGA54) [EPSG: 28354]
Vertical Coordinates
Australian Height Datum (AHD71) (using AUSGeoid09) [EPSG: 5711]
Point Density
2.81pts/m2
Area
358.00km2

58   Flathead Lake Biological Station, MT (May 2005)  
 
Description:
NCALM Project. PI: Mark Lorang, The University of Montana- Missoula. The survey area is an 90 square kilometer box located 40 km northeast of Kalispell, Montana This area was flown on May 29, 2005 and completed on May 30, 2005. Lidar data from the Nyack Floodplain on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River was collected for several purposes. The first was to provide a base image from which we could place a network of groundwater wells. The data was also used combination with optical remotes sensing data, both airborne and satellite, to identify pixels within multispectral optical imagery that corresponded to various vegetation height elevations. Those pixels were then separately classified by vegetation type. Data was also used to conduct simple flood inundation modeling of the floodplain and in combination with measures of flow depth and velocity extracting water surface elevation from the lidar to map the spatial distribution of stream power. This area has a repeat survey from Spetember 2005: Flathead Lake Biological Station, MT (September 2005).

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z12 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
1.33pts/m2
Area
107.00km2

59   Solfatara Plateau Obsidian Lava Flow, Yellowstone National Park, WY  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Kenneth Befus, University of Texas at Austin. The survey area consisted of a rectangular polygon on the Solfatara Plateau within Yellowstone National Park, WY. The polygon encloses about 56 square km. The survey required 2 flights due to smoke from a wildfire that cut the first flight short: the first took place on August 25, 2012 and the second on September 3, 2012.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 12N NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 12a) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
8.17pts/m2
Area
56.00km2

60   Hyak, WA: Cedar River Municipal Watershed Snow Modeling  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Susan Dickerson, University of Washington. The requested survey area consisted of four separate polygons within the Cedar River Municipal Watershed approximately 12 km west of Hyak, Washington. The surveyed area encloses approximately 70 square kilometers. The survey required 2 flights; the first took place on August 31, 2012 and the second on September 1, 2012.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 10N NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
7.27pts/m2
Area
70.00km2

61   Southwest Flank of Mt.Rainier, WA  
 
Description:
NCALM Seeds. PIs: Nicholas Legg, Oregon State University and Scott Anderson, University of Colorado, Boulder. The requested survey area consisted of two separate polygons within the boundary of Mount Rainier National Park in Washington on the southwestern flank of the volcano. Their close proximity enabled the two surveys to be flown most efficiently as a single polygon. The eastern polygon (Legg) covers the Kautz Creek watershed and was collected to investigate landscape response to debris flows in order to implicate hazards in Mt. Rainier National Park. The western polygon (Anderson) covers the Tahoma Creek watershed and was collected to assess climatically-driven aggradation in a mountain stream. The total area for the combined survey including the area between the requested polygons and the additional coverage in the northwest corner is approximately 123 square kilometers. The survey required 4 flights which took place from August 28, 2012 - September 1, 2012.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 10N NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
7.89pts/m2
Area
123.00km2

62   Raleigh Peak, Colorado: May 2010  
 
Description:
NCALM Project. PI: Greg Tucker, University of Colorado, Boulder. The survey area totals 62 square kilometers and consists of one irregular polygon located ~45 km southwest of Denver, Colorado, and ~30 km west of Castle Rock, Colorado. The survey took place on May 7, 2010.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 13N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
10.08pts/m2
Area
62.00km2

63   2010 CU-Boulder Campus and Flatirons  
 
Description:
NCALM Project. PI: Shane Grigsby, University of Colorado, Boulder.
lidar survey of the CU-Boulder campus as part of a solar energy potential and photovoltaic planning study. The acquisition covers 45 km2 and includes East Campus, West Campus, and South Campus, as well as portions of the Flatirons and surrounding areas in multiple return, classified points. The CU Environmental Center is using the lidar data, combined with building footprint vector data from the campus GIS system, to facilitate site selection for new solar arrays. The lidar data and terrain products enables analysis of insolation using the GRASS GIS implementation of the SOLPOS 2.0 (SOLar POSition and intensity) algorithm developed and maintained by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This allows campus solar sites to take into account day length, position of the sun, seasonal atmospheric effects, orientation and the local shading effects from trees, buildings and other structures.


Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 13N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
4.94pts/m2
Area
45.00km2

64   White Mountain Fault Zone, Owens Valley, CA  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Zachery Lifton, Georgia Institute of Technology. The survey area consisted of a polygon located 15 km northeast of Bishop, California. The polygon is approximately 47 square kilometers. The survey took place on July 04, 2012. Data were collected to investigate new late Pleistocene slip rates on the White Mountain fault based on lidar data and geochronology.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 11N NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
8.28pts/m2
Area
47.00km2

65   Ladron Peak, New Mexico Survey  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Hugo Gutierrez Jurado, New Mexico Tech. The survey area is located east of Ladron Peak in New Mexico, about 40 kilometers north-northwest of Socorro. It consisted of a single polygon enclosing an area of approximately 48 square kilometers. The survey was carried out on September 25, 2007 in a single flight.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z13N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
3.94pts/m2
Area
48.00km2

66   Columbia, NC: Modeling Coastal Plain Wetland Ecosystems  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Jennifer Morse, Duke University. The survey area is a 31 km2 irregular polygon east from Columbia, NC. This area was flown in a single survey flight on November 18, 2008. Data were collected to link biogeochemical and hydrological perspectives to model coastal plain wetland ecosystems.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z18N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26918]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
10.97pts/m2
Area
31.00km2

67   Survey of Sheepscot, Narragaugus and Pleasant Rivers, Maine  
 
Description:
NCALM Project. Noah Snyder, Boston College. The survey areas are three irregular polygons containing the watersheds of three rivers in Maine: the Sheepscot, Narragaugus, and Pleasant. These areas were flown in thirteen survey flights beginning on October 31, 2007 and were completed on November 11, 2007. Data were collected to investigate land use, geologic and climatic controls on stream processes in northern New England.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z19N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26919]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
6.16pts/m2
Area
1,059.00km2

68   Southern Sierra Nevada Critical Zone Observatory: Snow On  
 
Description:

Southern Sierra CZO Lidar flight was acquired in 2010 and consists of 2 flights - Snow on and snow off. Each flight has 6 sub-areas defined as: Bull (Area 1), Courtwright Road (Area 2), Providence (Area 3), San Joaquin Range (Area 4), Soaproot Saddle (Area 5), and Wolverton (Area 6).

This dataset includes 1m digital surface model (filtered and unfiltered), 1m digital elevation models (filtered and unfiltered), and the raw Lidar point clouds (LAS format) in 1 km by 1 km tiles. Data acquisition, ground-truthing, vegetation surveys and processing were coordinated by Dr. Qinghua Guo and funded by NSF Award (EAR-0922307 , PI. Qinghua Guo), which aims to collect Lidar data at all CZOs, including extracting vegetation characteristics from the LIDAR point cloud data. The Southern Sierra CZO is mainly focused on how water, soils, and climate interact with processes from the subsurface to the atmosphere.



Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
9.21pts/m2
Area
109.00km2

69   Southern Sierra Nevada Critical Zone Observatory: Snow Off  
 
Description:

Southern Sierra CZO Lidar flight was acquired in 2010 and consists of 2 flights - Snow on and snow off. Each flight has 6 sub-areas defined as: Bull (Area 1), Courtwright Road (Area 2), Providence (Area 3), San Joaquin Range (Area 4), Soaproot Saddle (Area 5), and Wolverton (Area 6).

This dataset includes 1m digital surface model (filtered and unfiltered), 1m digital elevation models (filtered and unfiltered), and the raw Lidar point clouds (LAS format) in 1 km by 1 km tiles. Data acquisition, ground-truthing, vegetation surveys and processing were coordinated by Dr. Qinghua Guo and funded by NSF Award (EAR-0922307 , PI. Qinghua Guo), which aims to collect Lidar data at all CZOs, including extracting vegetation characteristics from the LIDAR point cloud data. The Southern Sierra CZO is mainly focused on how water, soils, and climate interact with processes from the subsurface to the atmosphere.



Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
11.65pts/m2
Area
121.00km2

70   Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory: Leaf On Survey  
 
Description:
This high-resolution lidar survey covers an area of 209 km2 located 10 miles southwest of State College, Pennsylvania. The data collection was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and performed by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) during peak leaf-on and leaf-off conditions in 2010 (July 2010 and December 2010, respectively). The dataset contains point cloud tiles in LAS format, 1 m Digital Surface Model (DSM) derived using first-stop points, 1 m Digital Elevation Model (DEM) derived using ground-class points and 1 m hill shade dataset derived from DEM. These datasets were used to estimate vegetation biomass and distributions, provide bare earth elevations, and to assist with prediction of Critical Zone creation and structure.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z18N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26918]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
13.59pts/m2
Area
209.00km2

71   Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory: Leaf Off Survey  
 
Description:
This high-resolution lidar survey covers an area of 209 km2 located 10 miles southwest of State College, Pennsylvania. The data collection was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and performed by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) during peak leaf-on and leaf-off conditions in 2010 (July 2010 and December 2010, respectively). The dataset contains point cloud tiles in LAS format, 1 m Digital Surface Model (DSM) derived using first-stop points, 1 m Digital Elevation Model (DEM) derived using ground-class points and 1 m hill shade dataset derived from DEM. These datasets were used to estimate vegetation biomass and distributions, provide bare earth elevations, and to assist with prediction of Critical Zone creation and structure.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z18N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26918]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
15.52pts/m2
Area
209.00km2

72   Utah Geological Survey Lidar  
 
Description:

The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) as part of its mission to provide timely scientific information about Utah's geologic environment, resources, and hazards, acquires Lidar data with its partners in support of various geologic mapping and research projects. In 2011, the UGS and partners acquired approximately 4927 square kilometers of 1 meter Lidar data over the Cedar/Parowan Valley, Great Salt Lake shoreline/wetlands, Hurricane fault zone, Lowry Water, Ogden Valley, and North Ogden areas of Utah. The datasets include raw LAS, LAS, DEM, DSM, and metadata (includes XML metadata, project tile indexes, and area completion reports) files. The datasets acquired by the UGS and its partners are in the public domain and can be freely distributed with proper credit to the UGS and its partners.

These datasets were funded by the Utah Geological Survey, with the exception of the Great Salt Lake area, which was funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (grant no. CD-96811101-0) and the UGS, and the North Ogden area, which was funded by the Utah Division of Emergency Management, Floodplain Management Program.



Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 12N, NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
1.91pts/m2
Area
4,696.00km2

73   North Carolina Coast: Quantifying Patterns of Coastal Change (July 2007)  
 
Description:
NCALM Project. PI: Sara Tebbens, Wright State University. This Lidar survey was conducted over the North Carolina Outer Banks between Cape Lookout and Manteo on July 8, 2007. This dataset contains only filtered points. This area was previously surveyed in June 2006 and data are available through OpenTopography: North Carolina Coast: Quantifying Patterns of Coastal Change (June 2006). The vertical datum for the unfiltered and filtered lidar returns are as follows: unfiltered points- GRS80 ellipsoid heights, filtered points- NAVD88 elevations.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z18 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26918]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
0.62pts/m2
Area
174.00km2

74   North Carolina Coast: Quantifying Patterns of Coastal Change (June 2006)  
 
Description:

NCALM Project. PI: Sara Tebbens, Wright State University. This Lidar survey was conducted over the North Carolina Outer Banks between Cape Lookout and Manteo on June 22, 2006 (GPS Day 173). The survey window needed to be optimized for both a low PDOP (strong satellite geometry) and low tide, with low tide being more essential. Both of these objectives were successfully met as best as possible. Low tide at Cape Hatteras on June 22 (06/22/2006) was 11:02AM LDT and was predicted at -0.2 L. Our survey time was from 10:10 AM - 1:30 PM which included degraded PDOP from 12:15 - 12:45, but was otherwise good.

Three flight passes were required to cover the coastline. The coastline was flown by eye since navigation waypoints for this project were not provided. Data available through OpenTopography were collected at a 'low pass' height (600 meters). This area was re-surveyed in July 2007 and data are available through OpenTopography: North Carolina Coast: Quantifying Patterns of Coastal Change (July 2007)



Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z18 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26918]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
1.32pts/m2
Area
96.00km2

75   St. Elis Mountains and Gulf of Alaska  
 
Description:

PI: Terry Pavlis, University of New Orleans. The survey area consists of two polygons along the Gulf of Alaska. The western polygon was partially flown on September 2, 2005 (2 flights) and completed on September 8, 2005 (2 flights). This area is located approximately 56 miles southeast of Cordova, Alaska. The eastern polygon over the Sullivan Anticline is located about 140 miles southeast of Cordova, AK. The Sullivan Anticline was surveyed with 5 flights over a period of 8 days from September 3, 2005 through September 10, 2005. Low clouds and a substantial amount of rain precluded the completion of this polygon, but all lines except four were flown.

Please note that the Sullivan polygon (eastern) ONLY contains ground points.


Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z06 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26906]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.42pts/m2
Area
427.00km2

76   Mojave Desert, CA: Evolution of the Hector Mine Earthquake Surface Rupture  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Frank Sousa, Caltech. The survey area consisted of a polygon located 90 km East of Victorville, California in the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. The polygon is approximately 48 km long by 1.5 km wide and encloses approximately 71 km. The survey took place on May 27, 2012.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11N WGS84 (IGS08) [EPSG: 32611]
Vertical Coordinates
Ellipsoid
Point Density
8.53pts/m2
Area
71.00km2

77   Flathead Lake Biological Station, MT (September 2005)  
 
Description:
NCALM Project. PI: Mark Lorang, The University of Montana- Missoula. The survey area is an 90 square kilometer box located 40 km northeast of Kalispell, Montana This area was flown on September 14, 2005 and completed on September 15, 2005. Lidar data from the Nyack Floodplain on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River was collected for several purposes. The first was to provide a base image from which we could place a network of groundwater wells. The data was also used combination with optical remotes sensing data, both airborne and satellite, to identify pixels within multispectral optical imagery that corresponded to various vegetation height elevations. Those pixels were then separately classified by vegetation type. Data was also used to conduct simple flood inundation modeling of the floodplain and in combination with measures of flow depth and velocity extracting water surface elevation from the lidar to map the spatial distribution of stream power. This area has a repeat survey from May 2005: Flathead Lake Biological Station, MT (May 2005).

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z12 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.40pts/m2
Area
90.00km2

78   Northern California Coast: Slope Failure in Low and High Uplift Regions  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Seul Gi Moon, Stanford University. The survey area consisted of two separate polygons shown with red outlines below in Figure 1. The North polygon is located approximately 35 km West of Garberville, California and the South polygon is located approximately 42 km South of Garberville, California. The total area for the 2 polygons is approximately 47 km2. The survey took place on July 05, 2012.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z10 N NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
8.89pts/m2
Area
47.00km2

79   North Sister, OR: Collier Cone Lava Flow  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Nick Deardorff, University of Oregon. The survey area is an irregular polygon in the Cascade Mountains covering the Collier cone lava flow on North Sister, approximately 40 km WNW of Bend, OR and enclosing 71 square kilometers. This area was flown in a single survey flight on July 28, 2008.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z10 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.79pts/m2
Area
71.00km2

80   Survey of Parts of Potomac and Susquehanna Rivers  
 
Description:
NCALM Project. PI: Paul Bierman, University of Vermont. The survey area consisted of two polygons: 1) over a portion of the Potomac River in Washington D.C. enclosing 60 square km; and 2) over a portion of the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania enclosing 23 square km. The Susquehanna survey took place on January 9, 2005 and the Potomac survey took place on January 11, 2005.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z18 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26918]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
1.37pts/m2
Area
85.00km2

81   Death Valley National Park, CA: Badwater Basin  
 
Description:
NCALM Project. PI: Thad Wasklewicz, East Carolina University. The survey area consisted of two polygons totaling 128 square km south of Badwater in Death Valley National Park. The survey took place over three flights from 5/29/2003 - 6/03/2003. Point cloud data are unclassified.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
GRS80
Point Density
1.77pts/m2
Area
128.00km2

82   Coastal Dune Fields of Garopaba and Vila Nova, Santa Catarina State, Brazil  
 
Description:

PI: Carlos H. Grohmann, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Data covers a 10 square kilometer area of two coastal dune fields (Garopaba and Vila Nova) in southern Brazil and was collected October 18, 2010. The purpose of the survey was to investigate the morphometry and evolution of coastal dune fields.



Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z22 S WGS84 METERS [EPSG: 32722]
Vertical Coordinates
WGS84 Ellipsoid
Point Density
2.13pts/m2
Area
10.00km2

83   PG&E Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP): San Simeon, CA Central Coast  
 
Description:

The Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) Lidar and Imagery datasets are comprised of three separate Lidar surveys: Diablo Canyon (2010), Los Osos (2011), and San Simeon (2013).

The DCPP San Simeon project study area is located primarily in San Luis Obispo County, California, encompasses approximately 195,000 acres (801 km2), and measures 75 miles in length. Watershed Sciences, Inc. (WSI) collected Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) data and orthophotography across the DCPP San Simeon survey area from 29 January 2013 to 25 February 2013. For optimal capture of the intertidal zone, WSI acquired Lidar data of the coastline during seasonal low tides between 7 February 2013 and 10 February 2013.

The lidar survey utilized a Leica ALS70 sensor in a Cessna Caravan, and an Optech Orion sensor in a Bell Long Ranger. The Leica system was used for acquisition of the inland portion of the study area. It was set to acquire 240,000 laser pulses per second (i.e., 240 kHz pulse rate) and flown at 1,100 meters above ground level (AGL), capturing a scan angle of ±15° from nadir. The Orion system was used to acquire the intertidal portion of the study area. It was set to acquire 175,000 laser pulses per second and flown at 300 meters AGL, capturing a scan angle of ±13° from nadir. Both laser systems were programmed to yield an average native pulse density of ≥8 pulses per square meter over terrestrial surfaces.

Digital orthophotos were collected using a 260 megapixel ultra large format digital aerial camera. Image radiometric values were calibrated to specific gain and exposure settings associated with each capture using Microsoft's UltraMap software suite. The calibrated images were saved in TIFF format for input to subsequent processes. Photo position and orientation were calculated by linking the time of image capture, the corresponding aircraft position and attitude, and the smoothed best estimate of trajectory (SBET) data in POSPAC. Within the Inpho software suite, automated aerial triangulation was performed to tie images together and to align with ground control. The orthophotos were delivered in 0.375 USGS tiles with a 3'' pixel resolution.

This survey was flown in conjunction with the DCPP Senior Seismic Hazard Analysis Committee (SSHAC) Level 3 process and as part of the DCPP Long-Term Seismic Program (LTSP). In addition to aerial Lidar data, DEM and orthophotography raster data are available for this area: San Simeon DEMs and Orthophotos.



Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Z10N NAD83 (2011) METERS [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 GEOID12A [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
22.06pts/m2
Area
803.00km2

84   PG&E Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP): Los Osos, CA Central Coast  
 
Description:

The Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) Lidar and Imagery datasets are comprised of three separate Lidar surveys: Diablo Canyon (2010), Los Osos (2011), and San Simeon (2013).

The DCPP Los Osos project study area is located in San Luis Obispo County, California, and encompasses approximately 170,000 acres (674.59 square kilometers). Watershed Sciences, Inc. (WSI) collected Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) data across the project area from 17 March 2011 to 31 March 2011.

The lidar survey utilized a Leica ALS60 sensor in a Cessna Caravan. The Leica system was set to acquire 105,900 laser pulses per second (i.e., 105.9 kHz pulse rate) and flown at 900 meters above ground level (AGL), capturing a scan angle of ±14° from nadir when clouds and terrain permitted. With these flight parameters, the laser swath width is 449m and the laser pulse footprint is 21cm. These settings yield an average native pulse density of ≥8 pulses per square meter over terrestrial surfaces.

This survey was flown as part of the DCPP Long-Term Seismic Program (LTSP). In addition to aerial Lidar data, DEM raster data are available for this area: Los Osos DEMs.



Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Z10N NAD83 (CORS96) METERS [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
8.93pts/m2
Area
688.00km2

85   PG&E Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP): Diablo Canyon, CA Central Coast  
 
Description:

The Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) Lidar and Imagery datasets are comprised of three separate Lidar surveys: Diablo Canyon (2010), Los Osos (2011), and San Simeon (2013).

The Diablo Canyon project study is located in San Luis Obispo County, California, and encompasses approximately 10,634 acres (43.03 square kilometers). Watershed Sciences, Inc. (WSI) collected Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) data on both the inland and intertidal land within the Diablo Canyon study area on 28 January 2010. For optimal capture of the intertidal zone, WSI acquired Lidar data of the coastline during seasonal low tides (between 0.0 ft and peak low of ~ -1.5 ft) and in conjunction with a PDOP value of less than 3.0.

This Lidar survey utilized a Leica ALS50 Phase II laser system. The sensor scan angle was ±13° from nadir with a pulse rate designed to yield an average native density of ≥8 pulses per square meter over terrestrial surfaces. The area of interest was surveyed with an opposing flight line side-lap of ≥50% (≥100% overlap) to reduce laser shadowing and increase surface laser painting.

This survey was flown as part of the DCPP Long-Term Seismic Program (LTSP). In addition to aerial Lidar data, DEM and orthophotography raster data are available for this area: Diablo Canyon DEMs and Orthophotos.



Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Z10N NAD83 (CORS96) METERS [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
9.24pts/m2
Area
43.00km2

86   Mojave Desert, CA: Precariously Balanced Rocks in Seismic Hazard Analysis  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. Jonathan Harvey, University of California, Santa Barbara. The survey area is defined by a 45 square kilometer rectangular polygon located along Interstate 40 between Daggett and Needles in the Mojave Desert of California (~110 km east of Daggett). Ground classification was not performed on these data per PI request. The project area had sparse vegetation and extremely steep cliffs and canyons.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11 N NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
5.90pts/m2
Area
45.00km2

87   South Fork Eel River, CA Watershed Morphology  
 
Description:
NCALM Project. Mary Power, University of California Berkeley. The survey area consisted of a polygon located 20 kilometers east of Dos Rios, California. The survey took place over eight flights from 6/27/2004 to 6/30/2004.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z10 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
Ellipsoid (GRS80)
Point Density
2.64pts/m2
Area
236.00km2

88   West Swanzey, NH: Geomorphic Response to Dam Removal, Ashuelot River (2010)  
 
Description:
NCALM Project. PI: John Gartner, Dartmouth College. The survey area covers a 45 square kilometers along the Ashelot River, south of Keene and crossing West Swanzey, New Hampshire. Data were collected to quantify the geomorphic and sedimentological responses to dam removal. Repeat survey from 2011: West Swanzey, NH: Geomorphic Response to Dam Removal, Ashuelot River (2011)

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z18 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26918]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
13.15pts/m2
Area
45.00km2

89   Yosemite National Park: Poopenaut Valley and Wawona  
 
Description:
NCALM Project. PI: Greg Stock, National Parks Service. The areas of interest are defined by three irregular polygons: Poopenaut, Wawona, and Wawona flood plain located in Yosemite National Park. The polygons are located approximately 110 km east of Modesto, CA and 115 km north of Fresno, CA.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
12.20pts/m2
Area
25.00km2

90   Missisquoi Watershed Lidar  
 
Description:
Lidar data for the United States portion of the Missisquoi Watershed in Northern Vermont. Data were collected during leaf-off conditions in 2008 and in 2009 while no snow was on the ground and rivers were at or below normal levels. The Lidar data were acquired at a nominal post spacing of 1.4 meters. Points were classified as ground (LAS class 2) using a combination of automated and manual techniques. The data were acquired by Photoscience and subsequently reviewed by the USGS and The University of Vermont. The data are made available on OpenTopography through a grant from AmericaView.

Horiz. Coordinates
Vermont State Plane NAD83 (2007) [EPSG: 32145]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.02pts/m2
Area
2,424.00km2

91   2006 INEGI Sierra Cucupah Empirically Corrected Lidar Dataset  
 
Description:
These airborne lidar data were gathered by the Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Geografia of Mexico as part of a regional mapping activity in northwestern Mexico. They span the area that ruptured in the April 2010 M7.2 El Mayor Cucupah earthquake which was laser scanned and for which data are available in OpenTopography's holdings. Alejandro Hinojosa of CICESE is the contact person for these data. This version of the data has been empirically corrected by Craig Glennie and colleagues at the University of Houston. Details for the data corrections as follows:

Rather than trying to correct the whole dataset, we just concentrated on the portion that overlaps with the post-event data. Here is a brief summary of what we did:

(1) Pre-Event Data was given in ITRF 1992 (1988.0 epoch) and post-event NCALM data was processed in ITRF2000 (Epoch 2010.627). NGS software package HTDP was used to compute a coordinate shift between these two reference frames (-0.900 m East, 0.429 m North, 0.004 m Up). To correct the 2006 data to the same datum as the NCALM data, we added the vector (-0.900,0.429,0.004) to all of the pre-event data points.

(2) Original dataset contained all scan data out to +/- 28 degree scan angle. There are significant problems at the outer edge of the scan, so all scan lines were cropped to +/-24 degrees. This results in minimal overlap between scan lines, but doesn't create any data gaps between flight lines.

(3)Dataset was then re-boresighted. We determined a roll and pitch offset for each flight line individually, plus a global mirror scale factor.

(4) Finally, we determined an individual delta 'z' correction for each flightline. Note that for all of the above adjustments, none of the post-earthquake data was used. We purposely sequestered the two datasets so as not to inadvertently remove differences caused by the earthquake. To give an idea of the magnitude of the improvement, on the pre-event dataset (as delivered to me) in the overlap, we were seeing average elevation differences of 95 cm (1 sigma).

After cropping the data to 24 degrees, the average elevation differences were 70 cm (1 sigma) After steps (3) and (4) above, the average elevation differences were reduced to 52 cm (1 sigma). So overall, it appears we were able to reduce the vertical errors by almost a factor of two.


Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 11 N WGS84 Meters, 2010.627 epoch (ITRF2000) [EPSG: 32611]
Vertical Coordinates
Ellipsoid
Point Density
0.02pts/m2
Area
935.00km2

92   Henry Mountains, UT: Hillslope-Channel Coupling in a Bedrock Landscape  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Skye Corbett. San Francisco State University. The survey area is an irregular polygon in the Henry Mountains, UT and enclosing 65 square kilometers. Data were collected to investigate hillslope-channel coupling in the Henry Mountains, Utah.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z12 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
3.38pts/m2
Area
65.00km2

93   White Canyon and Hite, Lake Powell, Utah  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed: Jim Evans, Utah State University. The survey area consisted of an irregular polygon, 92 square kilometers, located on Lake Powell at White Canyon and Hite, Utah. Data were collected from February 17, 2005 to February 23, 2005. Bare-earth extraction was not performed on this dataset due to the scarceness of vegetation in the interest area.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z12 N NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
1.90pts/m2
Area
92.00km2

94   Merced, CA: Origin and Evolution of the Mima Mounds  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project. PI: Sarah Reed, University of California, Berkeley. This lidar survey was conducted on Sunday, September 17, 2006 on a 33 square kilometer polygon northeast of Merced in Merced County, California. These data were collected to investigate the origin and evolution of Mima mounds in California's Central Valley.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z10 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.9pts/m2
Area
33.00km2

95   Plum Island, MA  
 
Description:
NCALM Project. PI: Vinton Valentine, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory. The survey area is an irregular polygon (148 square kilometers) at the Plum Island River in northeast Massachusetts. The eastern third of the polygon was flown on Monday April 18, 2005. The central third was flown early Tuesday morning April 19, 2005 and the last third (the Parker River area) was flown on the afternoon of the 19th.

Horiz. Coordinates
MA-Mainland State Plane (CORS96) [EPSG: 26986]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
1.92pts/m2
Area
148.00km2

96   White Sands National Monument, NM: Lidar Survey of Dune Fields (Sept 2009)  
 
Description:
NCALM Project. PI: Gary Kocurek, University of Texas at Austin. The survey area is a rectangular polygon on the White Sands National Monument, lying west of Holloman Air Force Base NM and enclosing 59 square kilometers. This dune field has been repeatedly surveyed in January 2009 and June 2010.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z13 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
5.63pts/m2
Area
59.00km2

97   White Sands National Monument, NM: Lidar Survey of Dune Fields (Jan 2009)  
 
Description:
NCALM Project. PI: Gary Kocurek, University of Texas at Austin. The survey area is a rectangular polygon on the White Sands National Monument, lying west of Holloman Air Force Base NM and enclosing 47 square kilometers. This dune field has been repeatedly surveyed in June 2009 and June 2010.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z13 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
4.19pts/m2
Area
47.00km2

98   Pahrump Valley: California/Nevada State Line  
 
Description:
NCALM. PI: Brian Wernicke, Caltech and Bernard Guest, University of Calgary. The survey area consisted of three 500 meter wide corridors near the California-Nevada border and across the Pahrump Valley. The corridors total approximately 60 km long, 0.5 to 1 km wide and contained approximately 40 square km. Please note that the flight was conducted in an unconventional way as this was an add-on to other work and was done to quickly obtain data for the requested area. Rather than flying a regular, straight grid across the area, the airplane banked along the determined trajectory. This way of gathering data introduces noticeable error, especially on the fringes of the flight path, giving a 'corduroy' appearance to the data. This is in addition to the background periodic fine scale elevation variation (normally 5 to 20cm) which is a property of the Optech LIDAR system, and within the machine's error limits. This effect is less noticeable in Corridor 1 as the plane was following a mostly straight trajectory. Our understanding is that if these preliminary data looked promising, a carefully planned survey would then be conducted if funding became available. Bare-earth extraction was not performed on this dataset due to the scarceness of vegetation in the interest area. Filtering the data with a conservative feature preserving algorithm (Hagerud) can remove some of the vegetation but with the expense of smoothing out some of the morphology in steep areas.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
1.02pts/m2
Area
48.00km2

99   Yellowstone National Park, WY: Quantifying Gravel-Bed Rivers  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Carl Legleiter, UC Santa Barbara. The survey area consisted of 2 polygons located in the northeast end of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Data were collected to quantify connections between channel change, sediment, transfer, and reach-scale spatial structure in gravel-bed rivers of northern Yellowstone. The survey took place on August 2, 2007.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z12 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.75pts/m2
Area
65.00km2

100   San Gabriel Mountains, CA: Tectonics and Topography  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Roman DiBiase, Arizona State University. The survey area consists of a 53 square kilometer polygon located in San Gabriel Mountains, Northeast of Los Angeles, California. Data were collected on July 17, 2007 to investigate the connection between tectonics and topography.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
3.72pts/m2
Area
53.00km2

101   Greybull, WY: Sheep Mountain Anticline  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: David Pollard, Stanford University. The survey area is located in north-central Wyoming, about 14 kilometers northwest of the town of Greybull. Lidar data were collected on July 13, 2007 of the Sheep Mountain Anticline.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z12 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
4.21pts/m2
Area
87.00km2

102   Truckee, CA: Sagehen Creek Snowpack Measurement  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Justin Huntington, Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV. The survey area is a 48 square kilometer irregular polygon in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z10 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
4.90pts/m2
Area
48.00km2

103   Perry Mesa, AZ: Ancient Agricultural Features and Landscape Transformation  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Melissa Kruse, Arizona State University. The survey area is a rectangular polygon on Perry Mesa 60 kilometers north of Deer Valley, AZ lying east of Interstate Highway 17 at exit 256. The survey area encloses 61 square kilometers. Data were collected February 5, 2008.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z12 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
4.28pts/m2
Area
61.00km2

104   Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research Site, Colorado  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Robert Anderson, University of Colorado at Boulder. The survey area is a rectangular polygon about 48 square kilometers located 14 km west of Boulder, Colorado at the Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research Site. This area was flown and completed on September 29, 2005.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z13 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.35pts/m2
Area
48.00km2

105   Silver Plume, CO  
 
Description:
PI: Dennis Staley, University of Memphis. The survey area consists of 2 polygons west of Silver Plume, Colorado covering a total area of 48 square kilometers. Portions of White River National Forest and Arapaho National Forest are covered in the survey area. The survey was flown and completed on September 29, 2005.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z13 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
1.83pts/m2
Area
48.00km2

106   Great Smokey Mountains, NC  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Matthew Jungers, University of Vermont. The project area consisted of a polygon approximately 20 square kilometers located 18 kilometers northwest of Waynesville, N.C. The project area was flown on Tuesday, November 14, 2006.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z17 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26917]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.23pts/m2
Area
17.00km2

107   Blind Canyon and Box Canyon, Twin Falls, ID  
 
Description:
PI: William Dietrich, University of California, Berkeley. The project area consists of a polygon approximately 25 square kilometers located 30 kilometers northwest of the city Twin Falls, Idaho. The project area was flown on Monday, December 18, 2006.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
1.60pts/m2
Area
25.00km2

108   Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Mt. Tamalpais State Park, CA  
 
Description:
PI: William Dietrich, University of California, Berkeley The project area consists of two polygons totally approximately 28 square kilometers located 10 kilometers northwest of the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA. The project area was flown on Thursday, December 7, 2006.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z10 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.00pts/m2
Area
28.00km2

109   Eel River, CA: Landsliding and the Evolution of Mountainous Landscapes  
 
Description:
PI: Josh Roering, University of Oregon. The survey was conducted in three days over the Eel River at the southwestern corner of Trinity County, the southeastern corner of Humboldt County extending slightly into the northern portion of Mendocino County. Data covers a 264 square kilometer area over the Eel River and was collected from September 24 - 26, 2006. The purpose of the survey was to investigate landsliding and the evolution of mountainous landscapes.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z10 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.29pts/m2
Area
264.00km2

110   Tender Foot, MT: Hydrological Processes on Hill Slopes  
 
Description:
PI: Mrian McGlynn, Montana State University. The survey area consists of a115 square kilometers located 9 kilometers west of Neihart, Montana. This area was flown and completed on September 19, 2005. Data were collected to investigate hydrological processes on hillslopes in the Tenderfoor Creek, Montana area.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z12 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.05pts/m2
Area
115.00km2

111   Big Sky, MT: Patterns of Nitrogen Export & Land Use Change  
 
Description:
PI: Kristin Gardner, Montana State University. The survey area is a 249 square kilometer irregular polygon located 21 kilometers west of Big Sky, Montana. Seven flights were made beginning on September 20, 2005 and completing on September 25, 2005. Data were collected to investigate spatial and temporal patterns of nitrogen export and land use change in a mountainous watershed.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z12 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.9pts/m2
Area
249.00km2

112   Furnace Creek Wash, Death Valley National Park, California  
 
Description:
PI: Noah Snyder, Boston College. The survey area is a 38 square kilometer polygon near the Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch in Death Valley National Park, California. This area was flown on February 27, 2005. The data were collected to investigate transient response of a desert river to forced diversion. Bare-earth extraction was not performed on this dataset due to the scarceness of vegetation in the interest area.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.27pts/m2
Area
38.00km2

113   Dragons Back Ridge: San Andreas Fault, California  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: George Hilley, Stanford University. The survey area is a 48 square kilometer irregular polygon centered on the San Andreas Fault southwest of Taft, California. This area was surveyed on May 19, 2005 and covers the Dragon's Back Pressure Ridge.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.13pts/m2
Area
48.00km2

114   Sierra National Forest, CA: Soil Formation and Transport  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Arjun Heimsath, Dartmouth College. The survey area includes four polygons northeast of Fresno, California with the closest area being 21 kilometers northeast of Fresno and the furthest area being 83 kilometers northeast of Fresno. The total survey area is approximately 50 square kilometers. The data were collected to investigate the soil formation and transport in the southern Sierra Nevada, California.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.22pts/m2
Area
50.00km2

115   Lawrenceville, IL: Detecting Tectonically Deformed Shorelines  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Darryl Granger, Purdue University. The survey area contains seven polygons located 10 km west and 7 kilometers north of Lawrenceville, Illinois. This area was flown and completed on October 1, 2005 and covers an area of 72 square kilometers.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z16 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26916]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
1.61pts/m2
Area
72.00km2

116   Furnace Creek and Fish Lake Valley Fault Zones, Death Valley National Park  
 
Description:
PI: James Dolan, University of Southern California. The project area consists of two rectangular polygons covering an area of 38 square kilometers. Data were collected along the Furnace Creek and Fish Lake Valley Fault Zones in Death Valley National Park. The data were collected February 28, 2005. Bare-earth extraction was not performed on this dataset due to the scarceness of vegetation in the interest area.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.03pts/m2
Area
38.00km2

117   Raplee Ridge, Utah  
 
Description:
PI: David Pollard, Stanford University. The survey area is a 54 square kilometer rectangle near the town of Mexican Hat, Utah. This area was flown on February 24, 2005 and covers the Raplee Ridge anticline. Bare-earth extraction was not performed on this dataset due to the scarceness of vegetation in the interest area.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z12 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.15pts/m2
Area
54.00km2

118   2011 - 2013 Indiana Statewide Lidar  
 
Description:
Indiana's Statewide Lidar data is produced at 1.5-meter average post spacing for all 92 Indiana Counties covering more than 36,420 square miles. New Lidar data was captured except where previously captured Lidar data exists, or the participating County bought-up to a higher resolution of 1.0-meter average post spacing Lidar data. Existing Lidar data exists for: Porter, Steuben, Noble, De Kalb, Allen, Madison, Delaware, Hendricks, Marion, Hancock, Morgan, Johnson, Shelby, Monroe, and portions of Vermillion, Parke, Vigo, Clay, Sullivan, Knox, Gibson, and Posey. These existing Lidar datasets were seamlessly integrated into this new statewide dataset. From this seamless Lidar product a statewide 5-foot post spacing hydro-flattened DEM product was created and is also available. See the FGDC Metadata provided for more details.

This statewide project is divided into three geographic areas captured over a 3-year period (2011-2013):
Area 1 (2011) Indiana central counties: St. Joseph, Elkhart, Starke, Marshall, Kosciusko, Pulaski, Fulton, Cass, Miami, Wabash, Carroll, Howard, Clinton, Tipton, Boone, Hendricks, Marion, Morgan, Johnson, Monroe, Brown, Bartholomew, Lawrence, Jackson, Orange, Washington, Crawford, and Harrison.

Area 2 (2012) Indiana eastern counties: LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, DeKalb, Whitley, Allen, Huntington, Wells, Adams, Grant, Blackford, Jay, Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Randolph, Hancock, Henry, Wayne, Shelby, Rush, Fayette, Union, Decatur, Franklin, Jennings, Ripley, Dearborn, Ohio, Scott, Jefferson, Switzerland, Clark, and Floyd.

Area 3 (2013) Indiana western counties: Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, Jasper, Benton, White, Warren, Tippecanoe, Fountain, Montgomery, Vermillion, Parke, Putnam, Vigo, Clay, Owen, Sullivan, Greene, Knox, Daviess, Martin, Gibson, Pike, Dubois, Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Spencer, and Perry.

Funders of OpenTopography Hosting of the Indiana Statewide Lidar and DEM data: USDA NRCS, Indiana, ISPLS Foundation, Indiana Geographic Information Office, Indiana Office of Technology, Indiana Geological Survey, Surdex Corporation, Vectren Energy Delivery, Indiana, Woolpert, Inc., and Individual IGIC Member Donations from Jim Stout, Jeff McCann, Cele Morris, Becky McKinley, Phil Worrall, and Andy Nicholson.


Horiz. Coordinates
WGS84 [EPSG: 4326]
Vertical Coordinates
North American Vertical Datum 1988 (NAVD88)
Point Density
1.56pts/m2
Area
96,094.70km2

119   San Isabel NF, CO: Debris Flow Mechanics and Landscape Evolution  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Scott McCoy, University of Colorado, Boulder. The survey area consisted of a 55 square kilometer polygon located 125 kilometers west of Colorado Springs, southwest of Buena Vista in Colorado. Data were collected as a multi-scale natural experiment to investigate debris flow mechanics and landscape evolution.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z13 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
5.74pts/m2
Area
55.00km2

120   West Bijou Creek, CO  
 
Description:
NSF Project. PI: Greg Tucker, University of Colorado, Boulder. The survey area consists of a 36 square kilometer rectangular polygon along a portion West Bijou Creek, CO. Data were collected April 23, 2007.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z13 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
3.73pts/m2
Area
36.00km2

121   South Fork Eel River, CA: Understanding Terrace Formation and Abandonment  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Jonathan Perkins, University of California, Santa Cruz. The survey area was in the form of a 2.25 kilometer wide and 108 kilometer long corridor following the Eel River, located in California, about 250 kilometers north of San Francisco. Data were collected to study strath terrace formation and abandonment.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z10 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
9.64pts/m2
Area
371.00km2

122   Oregon Coast Range: Sediment Storage in Debris-Flows  
 
Description:
NSF Project. PI: Stephen Lancaster, Oregon State University. The survey areas are two rectangular polygons 50-70 kilometers southwest of Eugene, Oregon. Portions of Upper Knowles Creek and Upper Wasson Creek, located in the Oregon Coast Range, were surveyed to investigate sediment storage in debris-flows.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM 10 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD 88 (GRS80) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
6.55pts/m2
Area
76.00km2

123   Luquillo CZO Rio Blanco and Rio Mameyes Lidar Survey 2010-2011  
 
Description:
High-resolution Lidar data were obtained by NCALM for 253 km2 of the Luquillo Critical Zone Observaotry (LCZO) in the Rio Mameyes, Rio Blanco watersheds and coastal zones, Puerto Rico. Due to weather, the data were collected over two campaigns in July 2010 and May 2011, covering the entire survey area. Data acquisition, ground-truthing, vegetation surveys and processing were founded and coordinated by NSF Award EAR-0922307 (PI. Qinghua Guo) to collect similar data at all six CZOs for a variety of cross-site analyses, including calibration of algorithms to extract vegetation characteristics from the Lidar point cloud data.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z 20N NAD83 [EPSG: 26920]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
13.91pts/m2
Area
253.00km2

124   New Madrid Seismic Zone  
 
Description:
The New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) has been responsible for producing some of the largest intraplate earthquakes on record (Tuttle et al., 2002). Paleoseismologic studies of sand blows and the Reelfoot fault show that earthquakes occurred in the last 4000 years at intervals of approximately 400-600 years (Kelson et al., 1995; Tuttle et al., 2002; Holbrook et al., 2006). The 1811-1812 NMSZ sequence produced three major earthquakes (M 7-8) followed by several large aftershocks and hundreds of smaller ones, resulting in a felt area that reached the east coast of the United States and caused destruction of several settlements along the Mississippi River due to liquefaction and strong shaking (Nuttli 1973, Johnston and Schweig, 1996). The risk of another large destructive earthquake in this region is of great concern to the USGS and local and federal authorities because several large metropolitan areas (Memphis, Little Rock, Nashville, St. Louis), and hundreds of smaller communities lie in or near the NMSZ.

The mechanism for occurrence of earthquakes in the NMSZ is widely debated. Studies reveal the NMSZ is underlain by a failed rifting event, dating from late Precambrian. During the failed rifting event, emplacement of mafic plutons throughout the crustal column took place. Further studies show a correlation between the rift and current seismic activity. This correlation suggests that the source of the earthquakes was from slippage along weak zones within the failed rift caused by the E-W compressive stress of the region, a result of plate motion. Seismic monitoring shows that there is a spatial correlation of the active seismic zone with the failed Reelfoot Rift.


Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Z15N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26915]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
8.87pts/m2
Area
1,936.00km2

125   Yosemite, CA: El Portal, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite Canyon & Tuolumne Meadows  
 
Description:
The survey area consists of five polygons totaling an area of 131 square kilometers covering portions of Yosemite National Park, California. The area of interest includes Yosemite Canyon, El Portal, Mariposa Grove and Tuolumne Meadows. hese data were collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) on behalf of Greg Stock of the National Parks Service

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM 11N NAD83 (CORS) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.59pts/m2
Area
131.00km2

126   Yosemite, CA: Spatial & Temporal Patterns of Nitrogen Export  
 
Description:
The survey area consists of a 101 square kilometer polygon over an eastern portion of Yosemite National Park. Data were collected to study spatial and temporal patterns of nitrogen export and land use change in a mountainous watershed. hese data were collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) on behalf of Steve Martel, University of Hawaii

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM 11N NAD83 (CORS) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.51pts/m2
Area
101.00km2

127   Lake Placid, FL: Lidar Survey of the Archibold Biological Station  
 
Description:
PI: Hilary Swain, Archibold Biological Station, Florida. The survey area consists of a 86 square kilometer polygon south of Lake Placid, Florida. The area of interest covers the Archibold Biological Station (ABS), an NSF funded project, which is located 3 miles south of Lake Placid.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM 17N NAD83 (CORS 96) [EPSG: 26917]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.74pts/m2
Area
86.00km2

128   Loma Mar, CA: Lidar survey of the San Jose Mountains  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Jill Marshall, San Francisco State University. The project area covers portions of the San Jose Mountains and consists of two polygons totaling approximately 50 square kilometers. The area of interest is located 30 kilometers west of San Jose, CA and was flown on Wednesday and Thursday, December 6-7, 2006.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM 10N NAD83 (CORS 96) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.59pts/m2
Area
50.00km2

129   Grand Junction, CO: Roan Plateau  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed: PIs: Maureen Mason Berlin and Dylan Ward, University of Colorado, Boulder. The survey areas consist of two polygons covering portions of the Roan Plateau, Colorado. One polygon has an area of 72 square kilometers and is north of Grand Junction, CO. The other polygon is located north of Parachute, CO and has an area of 61 square kilometers.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM 12N WGS84 [EPSG: 32612]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Ellipsoid) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
3.24pts/m2
Area
133.00km2

130   Corpus Cristi, TX: Influence of Dunes & Barrier Islands on Hurricane Surge  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Celso Ferreira, Texas A&M University. The survey area consists of a long rectangular polygon located on the Gulf Coast 25 kilometers east of Corpus Christi, TX. Lidar data were collected to investigate the influence of dunes and barrier islands on hurricane surge in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z14 N NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26914]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
5.98pts/m2
Area
34.00km2

131   Lincoln National Forest, NM: Floodplains in Fluvial Networks  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Louise J.E. Slater, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK. The survey area consists of an irregular polygon located 90 kilometers southeast of Alamogordo, NM. Lidar data were collected to investigate the roles of floodplains in fluvial networks.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z13 N NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
6.74pts/m2
Area
55.00km2

132   Hite, UT: Quantifying Evolution and Stability of Coarse Alluvial Channels  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Lindsay Olinde, University of Texas at Austin. The survey area consists of an irregular polygon located 15 km west of the small paved airstrip at Hite, Utah. Lidar data were collected to quantify the evolution and stability of coarse alluvial channels draining from the Henry Mountains.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z12 N NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
5.07pts/m2
Area
102.00km2

133   Cache NF, UT: Predicting Bonneville Cutthroat Trout Spawning Hotspots  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Ryan Lokteff, Utah State University. The survey area consists of an irregular polygon located 26 kilometers northeast of Logan, Utah in the Cache National Forest. Lidar data were collected to extend predictions of Bonneville Cutthroat Trout spawning hotspots. The survey occurred on August 31, 2011, covering an area of 62 square kilometers.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z12 N NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
5.18pts/m2
Area
63.00km2

134   Boise NF, ID: Avalanche Forecasting and Acoustic Detection  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Scott Havens, Boise State University. The survey area consists of a rectangular polygon located 24 kilometers west of Stanley, Idaho. The polygon is approximately 49 square kilometers and was surveyed on August 30, 2011. Data were collected to investigate the user of lidar for avalanche forecasting in the Boise National Forest, Idaho.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11 N NAD83 (2011) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
5.03pts/m2
Area
49.00km2

135   Bitterroot NF, ID: Transient Hillslope Response to Knickpoint Migration  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Ryan Wood, San Jose State University. The survey area consists of a 49 square kilometer polygon located 145 miles northeast of Boise, Idaho, spanning the border of the Payette and Bitterroot National Forests. Lidar data were collected to investigate transient hillslope response to knickpoint migration up a watershed.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11N NAD83 [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
4.60pts/m2
Area
49.00km2

136   Medicine Bow NF, WY: Forest Ecosystem Impacts by Mountain Pine Beetle  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Joel Biederman, University of Arizona. The survey area is a 35 square kilometer polygon located 54 km southwest of Laramie, Wyoming. Data were collected to investigate the application of lidar data to models for water, energy and biogeochemical cycling in mountain ecosystems impacted by the Mountain Pine Beetle.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z13 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
9.04pts/m2
Area
35.00km2

137   2010 Channel Islands Lidar Collection  
 
Description:
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).


Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z 11N NAD83 (CGPS) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
8.27pts/m2
Area
747.00km2

138   Jemez River Basin Snow-off Lidar Survey  
 
Description:
High-resolution Lidar survey covers the area of 722 km2 which includes the Valles Caldera (upper part of the Jemez River basin) and Frijoles Canyon, New Mexico. The data collection was jointly funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Valles Caldera National Preserve (VCNP), Bandelier National Monument/National Park Service (BNM/NPS) and United States Geological Survey (USGS) and performed by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) during a snow-off season (June and July 2010). The dataset contains point cloud tiles in LAS format, 1 m Digital Surface Model (DSM) derived using first-stop points, 1 m Digital Elevation Model (DEM) derived using ground-class points and 1 m hill shade dataset derived from DEM. This dataset, together with the snow-on Lidar survey performed in March and April 2010, are being used to estimate snowpack, vegetation biomass and distribution, and bare earth elevations to help better understand and quantify ecosystem structure, geomorphology, and landscape processes within the Critical Zone Observatory.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 13N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
9.68pts/m2
Area
722.00km2

139   Jemez River Basin Snow-on Lidar Survey  
 
Description:
High-resolution Lidar survey covers an area of 280 km2 in the upper part of the Jemez River basin, New Mexico. The data collection was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and performed by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) during peak snowpack 2010 (March - April 2010). The dataset contains point cloud tiles in LAS format, 1 m Digital Surface Model (DSM) derived using first-stop points, 1 m Digital Elevation Model (DEM) derived using ground-class points and 1 m hill shade dataset derived from DEM. These datasets, together with the snow-off Lidar survey performed in Jun - July 2010, are being used to estimate snowpack, vegetation biomass and distribution, and bare earth elevations to help better understand and quantify ecosystem structure, geomorphology, and landscape processes within the Critical Zone Observatory.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 13N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
9.08pts/m2
Area
280.00km2

140   West Swanzey, NH: Geomorphic Response to Dam Removal, Ashuelot River(2011)  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: John Gartner, Dartmouth College. The survey area covers a 45 square kilometers along the Ashelot River, south of Keene and crossing West Swanzey, New Hampshire. Data were collected to quantify the geomorphic and sedimentological responses to dam removal.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z18 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26918]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
11.91pts/m2
Area
45.00km2

141   Geomorphic Effects of Landslide Dams on the Owyhee River, Oregon  
 
Description:
NCALM. PI: Jennifer Rose Wallick, Oregon State University. The area of interest covers 279 square kilometers along the Owyhee River in southeastern Oregon. The data were collected to study the geomorphic, hydraulic, and sediment transport effects of landslide dams and dam-breach floods on the Owyhee River. Data were collected from October 1-3, 2008.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
5.52pts/m2
Area
279.00km2

142   Bald Point, FL: Hurricane Frequency and Storm Surge Archives from Sinkholes  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Phillip Lane, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The survey area consists of a 44.75 square kilometer area covering a portion of Bald Point State Park, Florida. The data were collected to examine a 4,500-year record of hurricane frequency and storm surge magnitude archived in North Florida Sinkholes. Data collection occurred on September 4, 2010.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z16 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26916]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
4.30pts/m2
Area
44.75km2

143   Apopka, FL: Using Lidar to Identify Optimal Gopher Tortoise habitat  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Chris Catano, University of Central Florida. The survey area covers 49 square kilometers of the Wekiwa Springs State Park near Apopka, Florida. The data were collected to identify optimal habitat for the Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus Polyphemus).

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z17 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26917]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
6.73pts/m2
Area
49.00km2

144   Nantahala NF, NC: Forest Leaf Structure, Terrain and Hydrophysiology  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Katherine Windfeldt, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. The survey area consists of a 64.95 square kilometer polygon, located 15 kilometers south of Franklin, NC. This survey was flown as a part of Seed Money Survey Campaign that took place in Aug-Sept 2009. This section was surveyed on Aug 26, 2009 and was flown out of Macon County airport in Franklin, North Carolina. The data were collected to use lidar data to estimate forest leaf structure, terrain and hydrophysiology in a portion of the Natahala National Forest.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 17N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26917]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
8.91pts/m2
Area
64.95km2

145   Point Reyes, CA: Landscape Response to Tectonics  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Kristin Morell, Penn State University. The survey area is 76.31 square kilometers, located 26 kilometers northwest of San Francisco, California in the Point Reyes National Seashore. This survey was flown as a part of Seed Money Survey Campaign that took place in Aug-Sept 2009. This section was surveyed over two days: Sept 8, 2009 and Sept 9, 2009. Lidar data was collected to investigate the landscape response to tectonics by studying the coupling between channels and hillslopes during transient adjustment to an increase in uplift rate.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 10N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
6.86pts/m2
Area
76.31km2

146   Stanley, ID: Linkages Between Hydrologic Complexity and Nutrient Export  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: Timothy Covino, John Mallard, Keli Goodman, David Epstein, Montana State University. The survey area consists of a 52.7 square kilometer polygon, located 27 kilometers west of Stanley, Idaho. The lidar data were collected in the Sawtooth National Forest to study the linkages between hydrologic network complexity and nutrient export.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 11N NAD83(CORS96) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
7.34pts/m2
Area
53.00km2

147   Merritt Island, FL: Identification of Florida Scrub-Jay Habitat  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed. PI: James Angelo, University of Central Florida. The survey area consists of a 58.88 square kilometer polygon located 8 kilometers West of Cape Canaveral, Florida. The data were collected June 17, 2008 for the purpose of identifying optimal habitat for the Florida Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens).

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 17N NAD83(CORS96) [EPSG: 26917]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
4.23pts/m2
Area
59.00km2

148   Hawaii Kauai Survey  
 
Description:
NCALM. PI: Taylor Perron, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The collection area totals 200 square kilometers over portions of the Alakai Wilderness Preserve, Halelea Forest Reserve, and the Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge. The dataset covers most of the Waniha and Hanalei watersheds and the headwaters of the Olokeke watershed. The Field campaign lasted for 4 days starting on 29th June, 2009, and ending on 2nd July, 2009. Flying took place on all the four days totaling 15 hrs of flying time and 3 hours 45 minutes of laser on time.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z04N WGS84(ITRF 2000) [EPSG: 32604]
Vertical Coordinates
Ellipsoid
Point Density
4.58pts/m2
Area
200.00km2

149   Idaho Lidar Consortium (ILC): St. Joe National Forest  
 
Description:
The lidar survey was conducted by vendor Horizon's, 3600 Jet Drive, Rapid City, South Dakota. Lidar instrument was flown in a Leica ALS40 on July 23, August 11 or September 22, 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). This project is the data acquisition phase of an administrative study being done by Rocky Mountain Research Station - Forest Sciences Lab, Moscow, ID. 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 St. Joe National Forest area consists of one contiguous block totaling ~ 55684 hectares in north central Idaho, between Deary and Clarkia. The project area consists of moderately variable topographic configurations with diverse vegetation components.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11N NAD83 [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
0.70pts/m2
Area
557.00km2

150   Idaho Lidar Consortium (ILC): Moscow Mountain  
 
Description:
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.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11N NAD83 [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
0.35pts/m2
Area
327.00km2

151   Idaho Lidar Consortium (ILC): Lolo Creek and Slate Creek  
 
Description:
Lidar instrument was flown with a Leica ALS50 Lidar system over the period of September 29 - October 3, 2006. This project is the data acquisition phase of a administrative study being done in collaboration with the Nez Perce National Forest, Grangeville, ID; Forest Service Region 1 Regional Office, Missoula, MT (Forest Inventory and Analysis and Remote Sensing/ Geospatial Team); and Rocky Mountain Research Station - Forest Sciences Lab, Moscow, ID. 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 two contiguous blocks totaling 42,889 hectares in north central Idaho. The project area consists of moderately variable topographic configurations with diverse vegetation components. Vegetation is variable, transitioning from low elevation shrubland and mixed conifers to upper elevation spruce-fir. Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) and Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) are the predominant species at lower to mid elevations occupying a fairly xeric setting transitioning to grand fir (Abies grandis) and western red cedar (Thuja plicata) at mid elevations and subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) at the higher elevations.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
5.71pts/m2
Area
429.00km2

152   Idaho Lidar Consortium (ILC): South Fork Salmon and Secesh Rivers  
 
Description:
These LAS and associated files cover areas of the Payette and Boise National Forests, Idaho, and were collected for and processed by the USDA Forest Service, Moscow, ID in cooperation with Watershed Sciences Inc. of Corvallis Oregon, as a part of a project to use Lidar to study wildfire effects on forest canopy structure and hillslope erosion patterns. Data included with this set include the original .las data tiles, a shapefile delimiting the extent and placement of all of these tiles, another shapefile delimiting the total extent (boundary) of the data , and a vendor's report in PDF format detailing the data collection, processing, and error-checking steps. The data are in LAS 1.0 format with information on return number, easting, northing, elevation, scan angle, number of returns of given pulse, intensity, user data, point source ID, and GPS time.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11N NAD83 (CORS91) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
6.03pts/m2
Area
142.00km2

153   Idaho Lidar Consortium (ILC): Emerald Creek  
 
Description:
The lidar survey was conducted by vendor Spectrum Mapping LCC, a Lidar company. Lidar instrument Datis II sensor was flown over the period of 10 and 12 July 2004. The data were delivered in ASCII format (files separated by vegetation points and ground points) with information on X, Y, elevation, Return number, RGB and scan angle. 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 13234 hectares in Emerald Creek, St. Joe National Forest, Idaho. The project area consists of moderately variable topographic configurations with diverse vegetation components.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11N NAD83 [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
1.06pts/m2
Area
132.00km2

154   Idaho Lidar Consortium (ILC): Jack Waite Mine  
 
Description:
The lidar survey was conducted by vendor Parametrix, a Lidar company. Lidar instrument Optech ALTM-2033 was flown with Cessna 337 over the period of 13 and 24 Oct 2007. The data were delivered in ASCII format with information on Ground Last Return, Extracted Features 1st Return, Extracted Features Last Return, All Shots 1st Return, All Shots Last Return, Model Keypoints. 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 5741 hectares in Jack Waite Mine, Murray,Idaho. The project area consists of moderately variable topographic configurations with diverse vegetation components.

Horiz. Coordinates
NAD 1983 State Plane Idaho West- FIPS 1103-Feet [EPSG: 2243]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
4.84pts/m2
Area
57.00km2

155   Idaho Lidar Consortium (ILC): Clear Creek  
 
Description:
The lidar survey was conducted by vendor Earth Eye LLC, 3680 Avalon Park Blvd. The data were delivered in LAS 1.1 format with information on return number, easting, northing, elevation, scan angle, and intensity for each return. This project is the data acquisition phase of a administrative study being done in collaboration with the Nez Perce National Forest, Grangeville, ID; Forest Service Region 1 Regional Office, Missoula, MT (Forest Inventory and Analysis and Remote Sensing/ Geospatial Team); and Rocky Mountain Research Station - Forest Sciences Lab, Moscow, ID. 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 17, 325 hectares in north central Idaho. The project area consists of moderately variable topographic configurations with diverse vegetation components. Clear Creek is a tributary of the Middle Fork Clearwater River located east of Kooskia, Idaho. Vegetation is variable, transitioning from low elevation shrubland and mixed conifers to upper elevation spruce-fir. Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) and Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) are the predominant species at lower to mid elevations occupying a fairly xeric setting transitioning to grand fir (Abies grandis) and western red cedar (Thuja plicata) at mid elevations and subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) at the higher elevations.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTMz11N NAD83 [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
12.85pts/m2
Area
173.00km2

156   Idaho Lidar Consortium (ILC): Nez Perce Reservation  
 
Description:
The lidar survey was conducted by vendor Spencer B. Gross, 13545 NW Science Park dr.,97229, Portland, OR. Lidar instrument Leica ALS40 was flown over the period of 13 and 26 July 2002. 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 four blocks totaling 24, 729 hectares in Nez Perce Reservation, which is located in central Idaho and is a land of beautiful rivers and steep mountains.
The data were delivered in ASCII format with information on easting, northing and elevation for each Lidar pulse. 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.


Horiz. Coordinates
UTMz11N NAD83 [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
0.59pts/m2
Area
247.00km2

157   Lidar Survey of the Black Hills Experimental Forest, South Dakota  
 
Description:
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.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z13N NAD83 [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
1.23pts/m2
Area
28.00km2

158   Lidar Survey of the Malheur National Forest, Oregon  
 
Description:
The survey covers areas of the Malheur National Forest, Idaho, and were collected by Watershed Sciences in Corvallis, OR and processed by the USDA Forest Service in Moscow, ID. Watershed Sciences, Inc. (WS) collected Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) data for the Damon Region of Malheur National Forest on September 15 and 16, 2007. The Area of Interest (AOI) covers 31,614 acres (north: 9,598 acres, south: 22,016 acres). The purpose of this collection is to use Lidar in support of natural resource research and management applications.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11N NAD83 [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
7.72pts/m2
Area
128.00km2

159   Pellston, MI: Effects of Forest Canopy Structural Change on Carbon Uptake  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project. PI: Brady Hardiman, Ohio State University. The survey area is an irregular polygon enclosing a portion of the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) located at the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, on the southwest shore of Douglas Lake. The survey polygon is approximately 40 square kilometers in size. The polygon at its widest region in the east west direction is 8.27 km, and 6.27 km at its longest North to South direction region. The data were collected to study the effects of forest canopy structural change on carbon uptake and storage.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z16N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26916]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
10.95pts/m2
Area
61.00km2

160   Idaho Falls, ID: Lidar for Modeling Eolian Soil Transport  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project. PI: Joel Sankey, Idaho State University. The survey area consists of a rectangular polygon located 50 km west of Idaho Falls, Idaho. The data were collected to study the function of remotely sensed data for modeling eolian soil transport.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z12N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
3.16pts/m2
Area
58.00km2

161   2010 Salton Sea Lidar Collection  
 
Description:
Lidar dataset collected for the five kilometer zone around the entire shoreline of the Salton Sea. Data obtained in November 2010, at around annual lake minimum level. Target lidar point density was 5 points per square meter and targeted vertical accuracy was /- 9.25 cm. Data were delivered in 1,500 meter by 1,500 meter tiles. Deliverables included a bare earth digital elevation model with a one meter cell, raw swath LAS files, classified LAS files, metadata, and ancillary data including survey reports. All data are in the public domain.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
5.10pts/m2
Area
1,401.00km2

162   Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory August 2010 Snow-Off Lidar Survey  
 
Description:
2010 Boulder Creek, Colorado Snow-Off LiDAR Surveys

LiDAR was acquired for a 600 km2 area inside the Boulder Creek watershed during a snow-off (August, 2010) time slice, near Boulder Colorado. This data was collected in collaboration between the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) project and the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory (CZO), both funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The dataset contains 1 m Digital Surface Models (first-stop), Digital Terrain Models (bare-earth), and 10 points/m2 LAS-formated point cloud tiles. The DSMs and DTMs are available in GeoTIFF format, approx. 1-2 GB each, with associated shaded relief models, for a total of 15 GB of data. The Digital Terrain Model (DTM) is a ground-surface elevation dataset better suited for derived layers such as slope angle, aspect, and contours. Accessory layers consist of index map layers for point cloud tiles, DEM extent, and flight lines. Other LiDAR DSMs, DTMs, and point cloud data available in this series include snow-on data for 2010. Together, the LiDAR Digital Elevation Models (DEM) and point cloud data will be of interest to land managers, scientists, and others for study of topography, snow, ecosystems and environmental change. The Boulder Creek CZO will be using the LiDAR data to further their mission of focusing on how water, atmosphere, ecosystems, & soils interact and shape the Earth's surface. The 'Critical Zone' lies between rock and sky. It is essential to life - including human food production - and helps drive Earth's carbon cycle, climate change, stream runoff, and water quality.

PLEASE READ the FGDC-compliant metadata files that are available for each dataset (in .html, .txt, and .xml formats). These files provide numerous details that may be of interest. Also included are flight lines, survey reports, reference materials, and DEM extent shapefiles.


Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z13N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
11.33pts/m2
Area
650.00km2

163   USBR Upper Columbia River Basin East  
 
Description:
These Lidar data were collected on October 16 to November 5, 2006 by Watershed Sciences Incorporated for the Puget Sound Lidar Consortium, with funding from the US Bureau of Reclamation. The survey areas cover eastern portions of the Upper Okanogan River in Canada, the Lower Okanogan River in Washington State, and Lake Roosevelt in Washington State. The study areas total ~560 square kilometers. These lidar were acquired for all the areas identified for the purpose of stream channel assessment and potential stream restoration design.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
7.48pts/m2
Area
560.00km2

164   USBR Upper Columbia River Basin West  
 
Description:
These lidar data were collected on October 12 to November 9, 2006 by Watershed Sciences Incorporated for the Puget Sound Lidar Consortium, with funding from the US Bureau of Reclamation. The survey areas cover eastern portions of the the Methow River and Wenatchee River in Washington State. The study areas total ~360 square kilometers. These lidar were acquired for all the areas identified for the purpose of stream channel assessment and potential stream restoration design.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z10 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
9.63pts/m2
Area
360.00km2

165   Hawaii Big Island Lidar Survey  
 
Description:
This survey covers portions of Hawaii Volcano National Park, Upper Waiakea Forest Reserve, and Mauna Loa Forest Reserve on the Big Island of Hawaii. The survey area covers 299 square kilometers. These data were collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) on behalf of Steve Martel (University of Hawaii), Scott Rowland (University of Hawaii), Adam Soule (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) and Kathy Cashman (U. Oregon / Bristol U.).

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z05 N WGS84 (ITRF2000) [EPSG: 32605]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
5.01pts/m2
Area
300.00km2

166   Northern Walker Lane, CA Airborne Lidar Dataset  
 
Description:
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Geologic Hazards Science Center (Golden, CO) coordinated the acquisition of ~198 square kilometers of airborne Light Distance and Ranging (Lidar) data and derivative bare-earth ground models to support active fault studies in the Northern Walker Lane (California-Nevada border). Faults surveyed include from west to east the Mohawk Valley, Grizzly Valley, Honey Lake, and Warm Springs Valley fault systems. Specifications for the acquisition followed recommendations made by R. Haugerud et al. in a proposed specification for lidar surveys in the Pacific Northwest ( 2008). The data were acquired by Airborne Solutions Inc. The vendor reported an average shot density of 15-17 points/m2 and the vendor delivered bare-earth and first-return digital elevation models with a cell spacing of 0.25 m2. Project PI: Ryan Gold.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z10 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
16.95pts/m2
Area
229.00km2

167   Piercy, CA: Response of Bedrock River to Base Level Lowering, SF Eel River  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project. PI: Melissa Foster, Humboldt State University. The survey area consists of a 44 square kilometer polygon located next to Piercy, CA. The data were collected to study the response of a bedrock-controlled river and its tributaries to base level lowering. The study investigates the knickpoints and channel response of the South for Eel River.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z10N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
7.48pts/m2
Area
69.00km2

168   Canyon Lake Gorge, TX: Mechanics of Megaflood Erosion  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project. PI: Joel Scheingross, Caltech. The survey area consists of a rectangular polygon located at the Canyon Lake Gorge, Canyon Lake, TX. The area of interest totals 8 square kilometers. The data were collected to study the mechanics of megaflood erosion at Canyon Lake Gorge.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z14 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26914]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
5.30pts/m2
Area
9.20km2

169   White Sands National Monument, NM: Lidar Survey of Dune Fields  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project. PI: Ryan Ewing, University of Texas at Austin. The survey area is a 47 square kilometer rectangular polygon of sand dunes at White Sands National Monument. The survey area is located 25 miles west of Alamogrodo, NM.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z13 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
4.62pts/m2
Area
62.00km2

170   Surface Expression of the 1886 Charleston, South Carolina Earthquake  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project. PI: Jeffery Hoeft, Georgia Institute of Technology. The Survey area consists of two irregular polygons totaling 42 square kilometers. The areas of interest are located 20 kilometers west of Charleston, South Carolina. The data were collected to search for surface expressions of the 1886 Charleston, South Carolina Earthquake.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z17 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26917]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
8.89pts/m2
Area
64.00km2

171   Oroville, CA: Middle Fork of the Feather River, Sierra Nevada Foothills  
 
Description:
NCALM. PI: Kyungsoo Yoo, University of Delaware. The survey area consists of one polygon covering 208 square kilometers and centered along the Middle Fork Feather River, Sierra Nevada Foothills, California. The area of interest is 15 kilometers northeast of Lake Oroville, California.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z10 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
9.84pts/m2
Area
250.00km2

172   Airborne Laser Mapping of Yosemite National Park, CA, 2007  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project. PI: Greg Stock, National Park Service. The survey area consisted of four small polygons in the Yosemite National Park area. The polygons cover Moraine Dome, Conness Glacier, Lyell Glacier and Mt. Dana. The four polygons cover a survey area of 11 square kilometers.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
1.59pts/m2
Area
66.00km2

173   Airborne Laser Mapping of Independence Lake, CA  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project. PI: James Kirchner, University of California, Berkeley. The survey area consisted of a 31 square kilometer polygon covering Lake Independence, CA, located about 50 kilometers west of Reno, NV.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z10 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.96pts/m2
Area
65.00km2

174   2008 Iowa River Flood Lidar, Iowa City, and the Clear Creek Watershed  
 
Description:
NCALM. PI: Witold Krajewski, University of Iowa. The two survey areas are both irregular polygons. The first polygon enclosed approximately 282 square kilometers and was centered on the Iowa River from the Coralville Dam just north of Iowa City, Iowa and continuing south. The second polygon enclosed 282 km square and was centered on the Clear Creek Watershed. The data were collected to survey the Iowa River Flood along the Iowa River and Clear Creek Watershed. The data collection was funded by NSF Small Grant for Exploratory Research (SGER) program.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM n15 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26915]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.80pts/m2
Area
1,011.00km2

175   Thorton, NH: Hydrologic and Topographic Controls on Organic Carbon in Soils  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project PI: Adam Finkelman, Plymouth State University. The survey area is an irregular polygon approximately 42 square kilometers approximately 20 kilometers north of Plymouth, NH in the White Mountain National Forest. The data were collected to study the hydrologic and topographic controls on the distribution of organic carbon in forest soils.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM n19 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26919]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
13.5pts/m2
Area
126.35km2

176   Clearwater NF, ID: Effects of Watershed Restoration on Hillslope Stability  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project PI: Rebecca Lloyd, University of Arizona. The survey area is two experimental watersheds, Shotgun Creek and Twin Creek located in the Clearwater National Forest of Northern Idaho. These areas are roughly 70 km southwest of Missoula, MT. The survey polygon for Shotgun Creek is approximately 15.8 square kilometers and for Twin Creek is 26.34 square kilometers. The data were collected to study the effects of watershed restoration on hillslope stability and ecohydrological functions.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
4.48pts/m2
Area
89.39km2

177   Durham, NH: Hyporheic Zone Extent and Exchange in a Coastal Stream  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project PI: Danna Truslow, University of New Hampshire. The survey area is an irregular polygon approximately 16 km West of Portsmouth, NH and enclosing 42.5 square kilometers. The data were collected to study hyporheic zone extent and exchange in a coastal New Hampshire stream using heat as a tracer.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z19 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26919]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
10.99pts/m2
Area
47.00km2

178   Truro and Provincetown, MA: Lidar in Salt Marsh Environments  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project. PI: Jeffrey Rogers, University of New Hampshire. The area of interest is defined by two quadrilateral polygon and a swath that follows the north inner coastline of Cape Cod with a total area of 37.106 km2. The survey includes the towns of Truro and Provincetown, MA located 90 km south east of Boston, MA. The data were collected to evaluate Lidar in Salt Marsh Environments, including uncertainty determination using vertical density profiles of in-situ salt marsh vegetation and digital photography.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z19 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26919]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
4.35pts/m2
Area
59.10km2

179   Tuscaloosa, AL: Seasonal Inundation Dynamics And Invertebrate Communities  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project. PI: Scott Starr, University of Alabama. The area of interest is defined by a quadrilateral polygon with an area of 39.5 km2 located 20 km west of Tuscaloosa, AL. The data were collected for predicting seasonal inundation dynamics and invertebrate community structure of an unregulated southeastern river floodplain.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z16 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26916]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
10.85pts/m2
Area
53.60km2

180   Rio Puerco River, NM: Study of overbank flood dynamics  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project. PI: Mariela Perignon, University of Colorado. The areas of interest are defined by three rectangular polygons with areas of 11.336, 13.281, and 16.052 km2. The polygons follow a segment of the Rio Puerco river and are located approximately 45 km southwest of Albuquerque, NM and 25 km west of Las Lunas, NM. The data were collected to study overbank flood dynamics.

Related datasets, including earlier airborne lidar, are available via the USGS at https://doi.org/10.5066/F72N50CM.


Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z13 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
6.08pts/m2
Area
59.00km2

181   Chaco Canyon, NM: Simulating Dynamic Hydrological Processes  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project. PI: Wetherbee Dorshow, University of New Mexico. The area of interest is defined by an irregular polygon with an area of 39.3 km2. The polygon follows a segment of the Chaco Canyon, NM and is located approximately 160 km northwest of Albuquerque, NM and 85 km Southeast of Farmington, NM. The data were collected to simulate dynamic hydrological processes in archaeological contexts.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z13 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26913]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
4.46pts/m2
Area
67.00km2

182   Meteor Crater, AZ  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project. PI: Marisa Palucis, University of California Berkeley. The survey area is a rectangular polygon, roughly 5.44 km on a side, enclosing the Barringer Meteorite Crater and its ejecta blanket. The project area is located 60 km southeast of Flagstaff, AZ and 30 km west of Winslow, Az. The polygon has a surface area of 29.7 km2; the requirement indicates two point densities one for the crater walls and rim of 8 pts/ m2, and one for the surrounding area of 4 pts/m2.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 12 N NAD83 Meters [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
5.41pts/m2
Area
34.30km2

183   SW Montana: Beavers as Geomorphic Agents in Small, Rocky Mountain Streams  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project. PI: Rebekah Levine, University of New Mexico. The area of interest is defined by an irregular polygon with an area of 39.9 km2 and located approximately 170 km southeast of Butte, MT, 295 km southwest of Billings, MT, and 55 km west of West Yellowstone, MT. The data were collected for a study of beavers as geomorphic agents in small, Rocky Mountain streams.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 12 N NAD83 Meters [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
4.18pts/m2
Area
56.10km2

184   Central Utah: Topographic Amplification of Earthquake Ground Motions  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project. PI: Clinton M. Wood, University of Arkansas. The survey area is a square polygon with a surface area of 40.771 km2. The polygon is located approximately 95 km southeast of Provo, UT and 33 km east of Ephrain, UT. The data were collected to study the topographic amplification of earthquake ground motions.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 12 N NAD83 Meters [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
5.33pts/m2
Area
65.70km2

185   Bishop, CA: Morphological characteristics of the Bishop Tuff  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project. PI: Patrick Whelley, University at Buffalo, SUNY. The survey area was a rectangle, 6.5km by 6km (38 km2 area), located 20km north of Bishop, in California. The data were collected as part of a project to use morphological characteristics of the Bishop Tuff to infer pyroclastic flow emplacement dynamics.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
4.69pts/m2
Area
55.00km2

186   Yosemite National Park, CA: Rockfall Studies  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project. PI: Valerie Zimmer, University of California Berkeley. The area of interest is defined by a quadrilateral polygon with an area of 35.1 km2, located in the grounds of the Yosemite National Park, specifically the Half Dome and the Yosemite Valley. The polygon is located approximately 127 km east of Modesto, CA and 110 km north of Fresno, CA. The data were collected for rock fall studies in the Yosemite National Park using seismic, acoustic, and Lidar data.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
4.93pts/m2
Area
61.50km2

187   NW Nevada: Modeling of Meander Channel Evolution  
 
Description:
NCALM Seed Project. PI: Yo Matsubara, University of Virgina, Charlottesville. The survey area is a rectangular polygon with an area of 32.664 km2 located approximately 200 km north east of Reno, NV and 85 km north west of the town of Winnemucca, NV. The data were collected for modeling of meander channel evolution in floodplain sedimentation.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11 N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
4.06pts/m2
Area
45.20km2

188   Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory July 2010 Lidar Survey  
 
Description:
High-resolution Lidar data (average first-return point density of 10 points m2 and 2-4 cm vertical accuracy) were obtained by NCALM for 121 km2 of the Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory (CRB-CZO) during both leaf-off (April 2010; see dataset CRB-10-Apr) and leaf-on (July 2010) periods. Data acquisition, ground-truthing, vegetation surveys and processing were funded and coordinated by NSF Award EAR-0922307 (PI. Qinghua Guo) to collect similar data at all six CZOs for a variety of cross-site analyses, including calibration of algorithms to extract vegetation characteristics from the LIDAR point cloud data. The CRB-CZO is particularly interested in using this LIDAR dataset for high-resolution analyses of stream channel and floodplain geomorphology.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Z18N NAD83 Meters [EPSG: 26918]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
11.12pts/m2
Area
133.00km2

189   Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory April 2010 Lidar Survey  
 
Description:
High-resolution Lidar data (average first-return point density of 10 points m2 and 2-4 cm vertical accuracy) were obtained by NCALM for 121 km2 of the Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory (CRB-CZO) during both leaf-off (April 2010) and leaf-on (July 2010; see dataset CRB-10-Jul) periods. Data acquisition, ground-truthing, vegetation surveys and processing were funded and coordinated by NSF Award EAR-0922307 (PI. Qinghua Guo) to collect similar data at all six CZOs for a variety of cross-site analyses, including calibration of algorithms to extract vegetation characteristics from the LIDAR point cloud data. The CRB-CZO is particularly interested in using this LIDAR dataset for high-resolution analyses of stream channel and floodplain geomorphology.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Z18N NAD83 Meters [EPSG: 26918]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
13.94pts/m2
Area
133.00km2

190   2005 San Diego Urban Region Lidar  
 
Description:
2005 Lidar coverage over cities of San Diego, Poway, and Chula Vista. These lidar data are part of a larger project that collected lidar for a number of coastal cities in San Diego County. Data from the same 2005 lidar project may be available for other cities beyond San Diego, Poway, and Chula Vista but those cities should be contacted individually. Lidar data were collected in conjunction with a three-inch resolution imagery collection for San Diego, Poway, and Chula Vista. Lidar products include LAS files and ASCII canopy data at a minimum; Poway adds two foot contours. Point spacing of LAS data is approximately one meter. Data have also been resampled to a one-ninth arc second grid (three meter spacing) and placed within the National Elevation Dataset.

Horiz. Coordinates
NAD83 California State Plane Zone VI FIPS 0406 Feet [EPSG: 2875]
Vertical Coordinates
NGVD29 Feet
Point Density
1.41pts/m2
Area
1,190.00km2

191   Andrews Experimental Forest and Willamette National Forest Lidar (Aug 2008)  
 
Description:
Watershed Sciences, Inc. collected Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) data from HJ Andrews and the Willamette National Forest (NF) on August 10th and 11th 2008. Total area of the study is 17,705 acres. The total area of delivered Lidar including 100m buffer is 19,493 acres. This data set includes the base products delivered by Watershed Sciences, and derived products (hillshades, slope, aspect grids and contours).

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 10 N NAD83 Meters [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
12.23pts/m2
Area
79.00km2

192   John Day Watershed 2006 - US Bureau of Reclamation  
 
Description:
These Lidar data were collected on October 5-7, 2006 by Watershed Sciences Incorporated for the Puget Sound Lidar Consortium, with funding from the US Bureau of Reclamation and Oregon Trout in collaboration with the Malheur National Forest. The survey areas cover the floodplains of Desolation Creek from the mouth to Bruin Creek, the Middle Fork John Day River from just upstream of Big Creek to Summit Creek, and the John Day River from Prairie City to just above Dans Creek. The study areas total ~9,149 acres. These lidar were acquired for all the areas identified for the purpose of stream channel assessment and potential stream restoration design.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 11 N NAD83 Meters [EPSG: 26911]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
10.88pts/m2
Area
37.00km2

193   Teton Conservation District, Wyoming Lidar  
 
Description:
This dataset was collected during the summer of 2008 by Sanborn on behalf of the Teton Conservation District. The project mapped 141 square miles of area within the Snake River Range and the Teton National Forest. The area covered is west of the Snake River to the Bridger-Teton National Forest boundary, and from Teton Village to Red Top Meadows. Extensive information was collected, including vegetation data for Wildland Urban Interface projects and floodplain mapping.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 12 N NAD83 Meters [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2.62pts/m2
Area
365.00km2

194   Lemhi Watershed - US Bureau of Reclamation  
 
Description:
These Lidar data were collected on September 24-26, 2010 by Watershed Sciences Incorporated, for Trout Unlimited and Utah State University's Ecogeomorphology and Topographic Analysis Lab. The flight was paid for by Trout Unlimited's US Bureau of Reclamation project partner. The majority of surveyed area was to support conservation and restoration efforts by Trout Unlimited and others in the Lemhi Watershed. The 2010 Lemhi River data were integrated with overlapping portions of the 2009 data (Amonson) to provide seamless models. Additionally, two mainstem areas of interest (AOI) along the Lemhi River and five additional 'satellite' AOIs were added to the acquisition by Utah State University to support a study intercomparing different topographic survey and aerial photography acquisition methods. In addition to airborne Lidar, Bangen et al. (2011) used total station, rtkGPS, ground-based Lidar, spectral-based depth correlation and single-beam SONAR to collect topography at all of these AOI's. Aerial orthophotos were collected concurrently with the Watershed Sciences survey, whereas Utah State University acquired comparable imagery by both tethered blimp and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) surveys. The study is part of a larger effort by Eco Logical Research, Inc. and NOAA's ISEMP (Integrated Status and Effectiveness Monitoring Program).

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 12 N NAD83 Meters [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
14.18pts/m2
Area
80.00km2

195   Lake Tahoe Basin Lidar  
 
Description:
Watershed Sciences, Inc. (WSI) collected Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) data of land surrounding Lake Tahoe from August 11th to August 24th, 2010. The requested area of interest (AOI), excluding the actual lake, was 232,536 acres of delivered lidar data. The lidar survey used two Leica ALS50 Phase II laser systems mounted in a Cessna Caravan 208B. The Leica systems were set to acquire ≥ 83,000 - 105,900 laser pulses per second (i.e., 83 - 105.9 kHz pulse rate) and flown at 900 - 1300 meters above ground level (AGL) depending on weather and terrain, capturing a scan angle of ±14° from nadir. These settings were developed to yield points with an average native pulse density of >8 pulses per square meter over terrestrial surfaces. The resulting average first-return density of delivered dataset is 11.82 points per square meter with an average ground point density of 2.26 points per square meter. The vertical accuracy was estimated at 3.5 cm RMSE. All TRPA lidar data is in the public domain.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 10 N NAD83 Meters [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
13.20pts/m2
Area
941.00km2

196   Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Lidar Program Data  
 
Description:
DOGAMI has been supervising and coordinating the collection of large swaths of high resolution, high accuracy lidar data in Oregon and adjacent states since 2006. Following a successful 2500 mi2 consortium effort in the Portland urban area, the Oregon legislature designated DOGAMI as the lead agency for lidar acquisition in Oregon. DOGAMI used a nationwide selection process that resulted in a state price agreement (OPA 8865) with Watershed Sciences Inc. of Corvallis, Oregon. The price agreement specifies data collection (8 pulse/m2, Zerror < 12cm RMSE) and product standards (LAS points, 3ft or 1m bare earth and highest hit DEMs, 1.5ft intensity images, metadata) with a pre-determined unit cost to DOGAMI based on the size of the project area. Since developing OPA 8865 in April 2008, DOGAMI has ordered 13 large lidar flights, totaling 17,500 mi2, has taken final delivery of 16,000 mi2 of data. Funding for these projects has come from consortia organized by DOGAMI that include several dozen Federal, State and local government agencies, non-profits and public utilities. The data quality for all projects that DOGAMI has completed under OPA 8865 has been consistently excellent, substantially exceeding the minimum specifications. All DOGAMI lidar data is in the public domain, please reference DOGAMI as the data source.

All DOGAMI lidar program data are systematically evaluated for:
Completeness and useability by loading all files; swath to swath consistency by using TerraMatch to compare elevations of millions of coincident points from adjacent swaths, all values to date < 5cm; absolute vertical accuracy by comparing delivered DEMs to an large independent set of RTK GPS control points collected by DOGAMI, all values to date < 7cm RMSE; grid artifacts by visual examination of hillshade and slopeshade images of all bare earth and highest hit DEMs.


Horiz. Coordinates
Oregon Lambert, NAD83 (CORS96) Intl Feet [EPSG: 2992]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88
Point Density
10.30pts/m2
Area
26,009.70km2

197   El Mayor-Cucapah Earthquake (4 April 2010) Rupture Lidar Scan  
 
Description:
These data cover the El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake (4 April 2010) rupture belt and nearby portions of the Laguna Salada fault, Sierras La Cucupa and El Mayor, and Colorado River Delta. They were gathered by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping at the request of Michael Oskin (UC Davis) and Ramon Arrowsmith (Arizona State University) in collaboration with Alejandro Hinojosa and John Fletcher of CICESE. The acquisition of these data was supported by a RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation's EarthScope Program and Office of International Science and Education, with additional support from the Southern California Earthquake Center.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 11 N WGS84 Meters [EPSG: 32611]
Vertical Coordinates
Ellipsoid
Point Density
9.12pts/m2
Area
372.00km2

198   NOAA ISEMP - Watershed Sciences - Bridge Creek, Oregon Lidar Survey, 2005  
 
Description:
These lidar data were collected on September 27, 2005, for the NOAA Fisheries Service - Northwest Fisheries Science Center as part of the ISEMP (Integrated Status and Effectives Monitoring Program) for the Columbia Basin. Data collection and processing were performed by Watershed Sciences. The flight covered 122 km2 and 26 river kilometers of Bridge Creek, a tributary to the John Day River in central Oregon. The flight was used as a baseline survey for the Bridge Creek Intensively Monitored Watershed, which is nested in the broader Status and Trend Monitoring in the John Day Pilot Basin.

Channel incision within Bridge Creek IMW, OR, has degraded instream and floodplain habitat leading to a loss of spawning and rearing habitat, increased summer stream temperatures and reduced base flows impacting steelhead using this system. ISEMP is collaborating with the National Park Service, NOAA-Fisheries, and the Bureau of Land Management on a restoration project that will accelerate natural recovery rates of the processes that create and maintain steelhead habitat to substantially increase steelhead productivity within the drainage.


Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 10 N NAD83 Meters [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
3.79pts/m2
Area
124.00km2

199   Granite Dells, AZ  
 
Description:
These data were acquired by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) on behalf of David E. Haddad (Arizona State University) as part of a Seed Grant awarded to him in 2009. David's MS research project, "Geologic and Geomorphic Characterization of Precariously Balanced Rocks" used these data and TLS datasets to understand the geologic and geomorphic settings in which precariously balanced rocks form in low-seismicity regions. He has kindly agreed to make these data available to the research community and the public through OpenTopography.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 12 N NAD83 Meters [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
7.61pts/m2
Area
47.00km2

200   World Bank - ImageCat Inc. - RIT Haiti Earthquake Lidar dataset  
 
Description:
These lidar data were collected between January 21st and January 27th, 2010, in response to the January 12th magnitude 7.0 Haiti earthquake. The data collection was performed by the Center for Imaging Science at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Kucera International under sub-contract to ImageCat, Inc., and funded by the Global Facility for Disaster Recovery and Recovery (GFDRR) hosted at the World Bank. All data are available in the public domain. More information about these data can be found at the RIT Information Products Laboratory for Emergency Response (IPLER) 2010 Haiti Earthquake page.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 18 N WGS84 Meters [EPSG: 32618]
Vertical Coordinates
Orthometric (EGM96)
Point Density
3.40pts/m2
Area
838.00km2

201   Napa Watershed, CA  
 
Description:
These data were acquired by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) in 2003. They have kindly agreed to make these data available to the research community through OpenTopography.

Note: This is a classified last return dataset (i.e. there is not first return / canopy top data included). A bare earth model can be created from these data, but a model generated from the full point cloud produces something that approximates a low vegetation surface - not ground, but also not canopy top.

UPDATE: Full unfiltered 2003 point cloud ASCII files. Bulk download of the original unfiltered ASCII files (64 GB) from the 2003 Napa Watershed collection by the National Center for Airbone Laser Mapping (NCALM). The original ASCII data has been made available in response to the August 26, 2014 Mw 6.0 South Napa Earthquake.


Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 10 N NAD83 Meters [EPSG: 26910]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID99) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
1.45pts/m2
Area
1,451.00km2

202   EarthScope Southern & Eastern California Lidar Project  
 
Description:
The EarthScope Southern & Eastern California Lidar Project acquired high resolution lidar topography data along major active faults as part of the EarthScope Facility project. EarthScope is funded by NSF and conducted in partnership with the USGS and NASA. GeoEarthScope is a component of EarthScope that includes the acquisition of aerial and satellite imagery and geochronology. EarthScope is managed at UNAVCO.

Please use the following language to acknowledge EarthScope Lidar:
This material is based on services provided to the Plate Boundary Observatory by NCALM (http://www.ncalm.org). PBO is operated by UNAVCO for EarthScope (http://www.earthscope.org) and supported by the National Science Foundation (No. EAR-0350028 and EAR-0732947).


Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 11 N WGS84 Meters [EPSG: 32611]
Vertical Coordinates
Ellipsoid
Point Density
4.61pts/m2
Area
1,683.00km2

203   EarthScope Yakima Lidar Project  
 
Description:
The EarthScope Yakima Lidar project acquired high resolution lidar topography data along the Yakima River in Central Washington, as part of the EarthScope Facility project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). EarthScope is funded by NSF and conducted in partnership with the USGS and NASA. GeoEarthScope is a component of EarthScope that includes the acquisition of aerial and satellite imagery and geochronology. EarthScope is managed at UNAVCO.

Please use the following language to acknowledge EarthScope Lidar:
This material is based on services provided to the Plate Boundary Observatory by NCALM (http://www.ncalm.org). PBO is operated by UNAVCO for EarthScope (http://www.earthscope.org) and supported by the National Science Foundation (No. EAR-0350028 and EAR-0732947).


Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 10 N WGS84 Meters [EPSG: 32610]
Vertical Coordinates
Ellipsoid
Point Density
3.61pts/m2
Area
371.00km2

204   EarthScope Alaska Denali Totschunda Lidar Project  
 
Description:
The EarthScope Alaska Denali-Totschunda Lidar project acquired high-resolution lidar topography data along the Denali-Totschunda fault system as part of the EarthScope Facility project. EarthScope is funded by NSF and conducted in partnership with the USGS and NASA. GeoEarthScope is a component of EarthScope that includes the acquisition of aerial and satellite imagery and geochronology. GeoEarthScope is managed at UNAVCO.

Please use the following language to acknowledge EarthScope Lidar:
This material is based on services provided to the Plate Boundary Observatory by NCALM (http://www.ncalm.org). PBO is operated by UNAVCO for EarthScope (http://www.earthscope.org) and supported by the National Science Foundation (No. EAR-0350028 and EAR-0732947).


Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 7 N WGS84 Meters [EPSG: 32607]
Vertical Coordinates
Ellipsoid
Point Density
5.68pts/m2
Area
410.00km2

205   EarthScope Intermountain Seismic Belt Lidar Project  
 
Description:
The EarthScope Intermountain Seismic Belt Lidar project acquired high resolution lidar topography data in tectonically active regions in Utah and Wyoming, including Yellowstone and Teton National Parks, as part of the EarthScope Facility project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). EarthScope is funded by NSF and conducted in partnership with the USGS and NASA. GeoEarthScope is a component of EarthScope that includes the acquisition of aerial and satellite imagery and geochronology. EarthScope is managed at UNAVCO.

Please use the following language to acknowledge EarthScope Lidar:
This material is based on services provided to the Plate Boundary Observatory by NCALM (http://www.ncalm.org). PBO is operated by UNAVCO for EarthScope (http://www.earthscope.org) and supported by the National Science Foundation (No. EAR-0350028 and EAR-0732947).


Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 12 N WGS84 Meters   [EPSG: 32612]
Vertical Coordinates
Ellipsoid
Point Density
6.74pts/m2
Area
830.00km2

206   EarthScope Northern California Lidar Project  
 
Description:
The EarthScope Northern California Lidar project acquired high resolution airborne laser swath mapping imagery along major active faults as part of the EarthScope Facility project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Between this project and the previously conducted B4 project, also funded by NSF, the entire San Andreas fault system has now been imaged with high resolution airborne lidar, along with many other important geologic features. EarthScope is funded by NSF and conducted in partnership with the USGS and NASA. GeoEarthScope is a component of EarthScope that includes the acquisition of aerial and satellite imagery and geochronology. EarthScope is managed at UNAVCO.

Please use the following language to acknowledge EarthScope Lidar:
This material is based on services provided to the Plate Boundary Observatory by NCALM (http://www.ncalm.org). PBO is operated by UNAVCO for EarthScope (http://www.earthscope.org) and supported by the National Science Foundation (No. EAR-0350028 and EAR-0732947).


Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 10 N WGS84 Meters [EPSG: 32610]
Vertical Coordinates
Ellipsoid
Point Density
5.17pts/m2
Area
2,448.00km2

207   Fault systems in the Eastern California Shear Zone, CA  
 
Description:
These data were acquired by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping on behalf of Dr. Mike Oskin (UC Davis) and Dr. Lesley Perg (University of Minnesota) as part of their National Science Foundation funded-project (No. EAR-0337263): Testing tectonic geodesy from fault slip rates across the eastern California shear zone. They have kindly agreed to make these data available to the research community through OpenTopography.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 11 N WGS84 Meters [EPSG: 32611]
Vertical Coordinates
Ellipsoid
Point Density
1.67pts/m2
Area
165.00km2

208   B4 Project - Southern San Andreas and San Jacinto Faults  
 
Description:
The B4 Lidar Project collected lidar point cloud data of the southern San Andreas and San Jacinto Faults in southern California. Data acquisition and processing were performed by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) in partnership with the USGS and Ohio State University through funding from the EAR Geophysics program at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Optech International contributed the ALTM3100 laser scanner system. UNAVCO and SCIGN assisted in GPS ground control and continuous high rate GPS data acquisition. A group of volunteers from USGS, UCSD, UCLA, Caltech and private industry, as well as gracious landowners along the fault zones, also made the project possible. If you utilize the B4 data for talks, posters or publications, we ask that you acknowledge the B4 project. The B4 logo can be downloaded here.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 11 N WGS84 Meters [EPSG: 32611]
Vertical Coordinates
Ellipsoid
Point Density
2.98pts/m2
Area
1,906.00km2

209   West Rainier Seismic Zone, WA  
 
Description:
This page offers access to lidar data of the western Rainier seismic zone, adjacent to Mt. Rainier, in Pierce County, WA. This dataset covers approximately 325 square kilometers and includes approximately a billion data points. Point density is approximately 2 points per square meter. For more information on these data please see this abstract.

These data were acquired by NASA, in collaboration with the United States Geologic Survey and the Puget Sound Lidar Consortium, with funding provided by NASA's Earth Surface and Interior Focus Area. The data was collected and processed by Terrapoint. The data are in the public domain with no restrictions on their use.


Horiz. Coordinates
Washington State Plane Zone II US Survey Feet [EPSG: 2926]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88
Point Density
2.40pts/m2
Area
545.00km2

210   Northern San Andreas Fault, CA  
 
Description:
This page offers access to lidar data acquired along the Northern San Andreas fault and associated marine terraces in coastal Sonoma and Mendocino counties, California. This dataset covers approximately 418 square kilometers and includes approximately 1.2 billion data points. Point density is 1.2 points per square meter.

These data were acquired by NASA, in collaboration with the United States Geologic Survey and the Puget Sound Lidar Consortium, with funding provided by NASA's Earth Surface and Interior Focus Area. The data was collected and processed by Terrapoint. The data are in the public domain with no restrictions on their use.


Horiz. Coordinates
California State Plane Zone II US Survey Feet [EPSG: 2871]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88
Point Density
1.47pts/m2
Area
767.00km2


1   El Mayor-Cucapah Earthquake Rupture Terrestrial Laser Scan-Site 2  
 
Description:
This dataset captures primary rupture features along a ~200m long stretch of the 4 April 2010 M 7.2 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake rupture in northern Baja California, Mexico. This dataset covers in higher resolution sections of the rupture captured by the El Mayor-Cucapah Earthquake (4 April 2010) Rupture Lidar Scan. The scans were collected along the northern Borrego fault in a single day (20 April 2010) 16 days following the earthquake. This particular dataset covers a section of the rupture along a bedrock rangefront where displacements are highly concentrated along a single fault, with some localized antithetic normal slip. Depending on how the data is processed and visualized, cm- to m-scale fault scarps, fault free-face striations, displacements defined by offset geomorphic features and cm-scale alluvial fan textures, and a paleo-fault scarp are all visible. Vegetation classification was performed manually in an immersive 3D virtual reality CAVE. This dataset includes intensity-scaled point-coloring. Surveyors: Peter Gold and Austin Elliott, UC Davis

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11N WGS84 (ITRF 2000) [EPSG: 32611]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
1415.40pts/m2
Area
.02km2

2   El Mayor-Cucapah Earthquake Rupture Terrestrial Laser Scan-Site 1  
 
Description:
This dataset captures primary rupture features along a ~200m long stretch of the 4 April 2010 M 7.2 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake rupture in northern Baja California, Mexico. This dataset covers in higher resolution sections of the rupture captured by the El Mayor-Cucapah Earthquake (4 April 2010) Rupture Lidar Scan. The scans were collected along the northern Borrego fault over a period of 4 days beginning 16 April 2010, 12 days following the earthquake. This particular dataset covers a section of the rupture across a raised alluvial fan surface where displacements are relatively concentrated along a single fault, with some localized antithetic normal and reverse slip. Depending on how the data is processed and visualized, cm- to m-scale fault scarps, fault free-face striations, displacements defined by offset geomorphic features and cm-scale alluvial fan textures are all visible. Vegetation classification was performed manually in an immersive 3D virtual reality CAVE. This dataset includes intensity-scaled point-coloring. Surveyors: Peter Gold and Austin Elliott, UC Davis

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11N WGS84 (ITRF 2000) [EPSG: 32611]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (GEOID09) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2846.15pts/m2
Area
.02km2

3   Dixie Valley Fault Rupture Terrestrial Laser Scanning Dataset-Site 1  
 
Description:
This dataset covers a site near the center of the 16 December 1954 M 6.8 Dixie Valley earthquake rupture in central Nevada, United States. At this site, a linear debris flow chute draining the Stillwater Range front on to a shallowly sloping alluvial fan is offset by both synthetic and antithetic fault scarps that together form an intervening graben. Vegetation classification was performed manually in an immersive 3D virtual reality CAVE. This dataset includes intensity-scaled point-coloring. Surveyor: Peter Gold

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11N WGS84 (ITRF 2000) [EPSG: 32611]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
2221.44pts/m2
Area
.01km2

4   Dixie Valley Fault Rupture Terrestrial Laser Scanning Dataset-Site 2  
 
Description:
This dataset covers a site near the southern extent of the 16 December 1954 M 6.8 Dixie Valley earthquake rupture in central Nevada, United States. At this site, a nearly linear debris flow chute that drains the Stillwater Range front on to a shallowly sloping alluvial fan is offset by both synthetic and antithetic fault scarps that together form an intervening graben. Vegetation classification was performed manually in an immersive 3D virtual reality CAVE. This dataset includes intensity-scaled point-coloring. Surveyor: Peter Gold

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM z11N WGS84 (ITRF 2000) [EPSG: 32611]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
9245.98pts/m2
Area
.01km2

5   Landers Surface Rupture Terrestrial Laser Scanning Dataset  
 
Description:
Tectonic geomorphic markers such as fault scarps of recent and historic earthquakes form the basis for paleoseismic studies that aim to understand the spatiotemporal distribution of earthquakes, their magnitudes, and recurrences. This terrestrial laser scanning dataset was acquired to survey a section of the 1992 Landers earthquake fault scarp. For more details, visit: http://lidar.asu.edu/KnowledgeBase/Landers_TLS/Landers_TLS_analysis.html

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 11 N WGS84 Meters [EPSG: 32611]
Vertical Coordinates
WGS84 Ellipsoid
Point Density
230.80pts/m2
Area
.04km2

6   Carrizo Plain Terrestrial Laser Scanning Dataset  
 
Description:
Tectonic geomorphic markers such as deflected and offset stream channels form the basis for paleoseismic studies that aim to understand the spatiotemporal distribution of earthquakes, their magnitudes, and recurrences. This terrestrial laser scanning dataset includes a scanned stream channel that was deflected by the San Andreas Fault in the Carrizo Plain, California.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 11 N WGS84 Meters [EPSG: 32611]
Vertical Coordinates
WGS84 Ellipsoid
Point Density
15558.27pts/m2
Area
.01km2

7   Granite Dells Terrestrial Laser Scanning Dataset  
 
Description:
Precariously balanced rocks (PBRs) are pedestal rocks that are used as negative indicators for earthquake-generated strong ground motions to physically validate seismic hazard analyses. To help understand the geologic and geomorphic settings in which PBRs form, terrestrial laser scanning was used to scan a small population of PBRs that are preserved on hillslopes adjacent to a small stream channel.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Zone 12 N WGS84 Meters [EPSG: 26912]
Vertical Coordinates
NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]
Point Density
497.77pts/m2
Area
.01km2


1   El Mayor-Cucapah Earthquake, Pleiades 2014  
 
Description:
Point cloud data (in 2 sections) from 2 tri-stereo data sets of 0.5 m resolution, panchromatic Pleiades 1B images acquired by Airbus on 17 March 2014 and funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UK through the Looking inside the Continents from Space (LiCS) large grant (NE/K011006/1). The images were processed using the LPS module of the ERDAS Imagine 2013 software (version 13.00.00, Build 281). A pixel-by-pixel matching procedure was implemented with a window size of 5-by-5 pixels and a correlation coefficient of 0.3 to 0.7.

The point cloud covers an approximately 45 km long section of the epicentral area of the 2010 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake in Mexico. Vertical displacements were determined by differencing the Pleiades topography and the pre-earthquake LiDAR DEM. For further details see: Zhou, Y., B. Parsons, J. R. Elliott, I. Barisin, and R. T. Walker (2015), Assessing the ability of Pleiades stereo imagery to determine height changes in earthquakes: A case study for the El Mayor-Cucapah epicentral area, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 120, 8793–8808, doi:10.1002/2015JB012358.


Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Z11N WGS84 [EPSG: 32611]
Vertical Coordinates
WGS84 [EPSG: 4326]
Point Density
3.88pts/m2
Area
468.31km2

2   East Helanshan Fault, northern China  
 
Description:
This dataset contains a 100 km long section of the East Helanshan Fault on the western side of the Yinchuan Graben in northern China. This fault was the site of the devastating 1739 Yinchuan earthquake. Surface fault scarps are visible in the point cloud for much of the fault length. The point cloud data were constructed via photogrammetric methods from data acquired by Airbus Defence and Space (Pleiades 1A) and funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UK. For further details see: Middleton, T. A., R. T. Walker, B. Parsons, Q. Lei, Y. Zhou, and Z. Ren (2016), A major, intraplate, normal-faulting earthquake: The 1739 Yinchuan event in northern China, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 121, 293-320, doi: 10.1002/2015JB012355.

Horiz. Coordinates
UTM Z48N WGS84 [EPSG: 32648]
Vertical Coordinates
WGS84 [EPSG: 4326]
Point Density
7.59pts/m2
Area
100.00km2


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