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LiDAR and LiDAR-derived Products for Tenmile and Fifteenmile Creek, Idaho
Bureau of Reclamation, Snake River Area Office

Horizons, Inc. was contracted by Bureau of Reclamation Boise to provide detailed high-accuracy data for hydraulic analysis and soil classification projects by the Bureau and the NRCS. The project emcompassed an area of approximately 150 square miles. LiDAR acquisition was obtained on December 9, 2003 at 8000' AMT by subcontractor EarthData Aviation. The Navajo Chieftain (tail number N62912) was equipped with an LH System ALS40 LiDAR system including an inertial measuring unit (IMU) and a dual frequency airborne GPS receiver. LiDAR data was collected with a 2.0 to 2.2 meter nominal post spacing, 25 percent field of view and a 30 percent overlap. Ground control survey was conducted by subcontractor DJ&A of Missoula, MT. LiDAR data processing included processing of the raw LiDAR data through a minimum block algorithm to classify points as bare-earth or non-bare earth. Points were edited in 2D using imagery, intensity of the LiDAR reflection and tin-editing software to ensure accuracy of the automated feature classification. Final delivery included Acquisition/Processing Report, Flight Map, Raw LiDAR data, Intensity Image, Bare Earth DEM and First Return DEM.

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Map Service REST Endpoint [Bare Earth Hillshade]
Map Service REST Endpoint [First Return Hillshade]
ESRI Layer File (.lyr) [Bare Earth Hillshade]
ESRI Layer File (.lyr) [First Return Hillshade]
Online Map [Bare Earth Hillshade/DEM]
Online Map [First Return Hillshade/DEM]
Raw Binary LIDAR File (*.ibn)
OGC WMS [Bare Earth Hillshade]
OGC WCS [Bare Earth Hillshade]
OGC WMS [First Return Hillshade]
OGC WCS [First Return Hillshade]
LiDAR and LiDAR-derived Products for the Boise River, Idaho
Idaho Department of Water Resources

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) and a consortium of local city, county agencies and private entities (see supplemental information) are using airborne LiDAR to measure the submerged topography of the Boise River. The study area encompasses the 500 year floodplain from Lucky Peak Reservoir to the confluence of the Boise River and the Snake River. Elevation measurements were collected in March of 2007 using the NASA Experimental Advanced Airborne Research LiDAR (EAARL). Initially developed by NASA and Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) in Virginia and now administered by the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program, EAARL measures ground elevation with a vertical accuracy of roughly 15 centimeters. The data were processed by IDWR using the Airborne LiDAR Processing System (ALPS), a multi-tiered processing system developed by a USGS/NASA collaborative project for the use of subaerial and submarine LiDAR. The output from this processing is 2 meter resolution raster data that can be easily ingested into a Geographic Information System (GIS). The data were organized as 2 km by 2 km data tiles in ERDAS imagine format. Point data information is also available for first return, bare earth, submerged topography and a submerged topography/bare earth combination. These tiles are created for visual interpretation and regional quantitative analysis. The data are in UTM Zone 11 meters, NAD83, NAVD88 (Geoid 03 model). At the same time that the Boise River LiDAR data were collected, USGS collected cross sectional data using survey grade GPS at three separate sections along the river - upper, middle and lower. These ground observations were then used to quality check the LiDAR data and to provide a vertical accuracy assessment. The results of the quality assessment will be available by the end of December, 2009. This metadata document will be updated at that time.

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Map Service REST Endpoint [Bare Earth Bathymetry Hillshade]
Map Service REST Endpoint [First Return Hillshade]
ESRI Layer File (.lyr) [Bare Earth Bathymetry Hillshade]
ESRI Layer File (.lyr) [First Return Hillshade]
Online Map [Bare Earth Bathymetry Hillshade/DEM]
Online Map [First Return Hillshade/DEM]
ESRI File Geodatabase (.gdb)
OGC WMS [Bare Earth Hillshade]
OGC WCS [Bare Earth Hillshade]
OGC WMS [First Return Hillshade]
OGC WCS [First Return Hillshade]
LiDAR and LiDAR-derived Products for National Park Service Areas of Interest, Idaho
Coeur d'Alene Tribe

LiDAR data processed by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe for the National Park Service. The LiDAR data was collected by Terrapoint USA Inc. between November 16th and December 4th, 2008. This LiDAR project's purpose was to provide high accuracy, classified multiple return LiDAR, for approximately 89 square miles, in North Idaho. Part of the collection was over the Coeur d'Alene Reservation, the remainder of the collection was done for the National Park Service for their areas of interest. The LiDAR data was acquired and processed by Terrapoint USA to support engineering planning purposes. The product is a high density mass point dataset with an average point spacing of 0.7m. The original data was provided to the Coeur d'Alene Tribe in LAS 1.0 format. A complete report of the data collection process can be found in a document entitled CDA_Tribes_Final_Project_Report.pdf. The LiDAR dataset vertical accuracy ( z value) was 0.064m.

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Map Service REST Endpoint [Bare Earth Hillshade]
Map Service REST Endpoint [First Return Hillshade]
ESRI Layer File (.lyr) [Bare Earth Hillshade]
ESRI Layer File (.lyr) [First Return Hillshade]
Online Map [Bare Earth Hillshade/DEM]
Online Map [First Return Hillshade/DEM]
ASPRS LiDAR LAS (.las)
OGC WMS [Bare Earth Hillshade]
OGC WCS [Bare Earth Hillshade]
OGC WMS [First Return Hillshade]
OGC WCS [First Return Hillshade]
LiDAR-derived Products for the Dry Creek Watershed, Idaho
Idaho LiDAR Consortium

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) has emerged as a promising technology in many disciplines, including geology, forestry, and hydrology. Despite a growing body of LiDAR literature, gaps in information on issues related to acquisition and processing of LiDAR data still exist (Gatziolis and Andersen, 2008). In recent years, various efforts have been made, at state level and beyond, for web-based distribution of raw LiDAR data (e.g. OpenTopography, CLICK) as well as LiDAR-derived products (e.g. INSIDE Idaho). However, proper processing of raw data, and documenting the processing steps in a standard-compliant metadata are essential before LiDAR data and value-added products can be made available to the public domain through data portals. This data provides a demonstration of a LiDAR workflow for NSF Idaho EPSCoR project Water Resources in a Changing Climate. This is collection level metadata for LAS files collected by University of Idaho, College of Natural Resource, Moscow, ID as a part of a larger project to use LiDAR for studying eco-hydrology and snow modelling. The lidar survey was conducted by vendor Watershed Sciences, Corvallis, OR. Leica ALS50 Phase II lidar instrument was flown in a Cessna Caravan 208B aircraft over the period of November 10-18, 2007. The data was delivered in LAS 1.1 format with information on return number, easting, northing, elevation, scan angle, and intensity for each return.

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Map Service REST Endpoint
ESRI Layer File (.lyr)
OGC WMS
OGC WCS
Online Map
KML (Google Earth)
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