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2006 FEMA Hawaii Lidar

The FEMA Task Order 26 LiDAR data set was collected by Airborne 1 Corporation of El Segundo, California in September - December of 2006 for URS Corp.

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    Distribution Formats
    • LAZ
    Distributor Distributor information not available
    Point of Contact Dewberry
    Documentation links not available.
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency
      • publication: 2012-10-24
      Data Presentation Form: Digital image
      Dataset Progress Status Complete
      Data Update Frequency: As needed
      Purpose: This data set was collected to create digital elevation models of the southern shores of Hawaii.
      Time Period: 2006-09-01  to  2006-12-01
      Spatial Reference System:
      Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
      N: 20.289024
      S: 18.899411
      E: -154.787886
      W: -156.093530
      Spatial Coverage Map:
      • lidar
      • laser
      • beach
      • Bathymetry/Topography
      • digital elevation model
      • DEM
      • erosion
      • Hawaii
      • Oahu
      • Kauai
      • Maui
      Use Constraints No constraint information available
      Fees Fee information not available.
      Lineage Statement Lineage statement not available.
      Processing Steps
      • Lidar data were collected by Airborne 1 under subcontract to URS by FEMA. Data were checked for quality by Dewberry and Davis.
      • Lidar data were processed by Coastal Services Center for incorporation into the Digital Coast. Coordinates were converted to geographic latitude and longitude using the General Cartographic Transform Program algorithms. Elevations were converted from orthometric heights to heights on the NAD83 ellipsoid using the NGS GEOID03 model. Height units were converted to meters from feet. The data were converted to LAZ format.
      • The NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) received lidar data files via ftp transfer from the NOAA Coastal Services Center. The data are currently being served via NOAA CSC Digital Coast at The data can be used to re-populate the system. The data are archived in LAS or LAZ format. The LAS format is an industry standard for LiDAR data developed by the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS); LAZ is a loseless compressed version of LAS developed by Martin Isenburg ( The data are exclusively in geographic coordinates (either NAD83 or ITRF94). The data are referenced vertically to the ellipsoid (either GRS80 or ITRF94), allowing for the ability to apply the most up to date geoid model when transforming to orthometric heights.

      Metadata Last Modified: 2013-01-22

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