Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Lidar Program Data

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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.
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