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2006 USACE St. Louis District/USDA NRCS Lidar: Pine County, Minnesota

browse graphicThis kmz file shows the extent of coverage for the 2006 USACE/NRCS Pine County, MN lidar data set.
This Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) LAS dataset is a topographic survey conducted for the St. Louis District of the Army Corps of Engineers and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of Pine County, Minnesota. The data were collected October 25 - November 4, 2006. The data cover approximately 1435 square miles and were collected at an average of 3 meters point spacing. The LAS points in this data set are classified as unclassified and ground.

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    Distribution Formats
    • LAZ
    Distributor Distributor information not available
    Point of Contact Tim Loesch
    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)
    Documentation links not available.
    • US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Louis District
    • USDA/NRCS > Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
      • publication: 2007-02-12
      Data Presentation Form: Digital image
      Dataset Progress Status Complete
      Data Update Frequency: Not planned
      Purpose: This data will be used by the USDA and/or USACE to generate contours for use in hydraulic/hydrologic model development, and for assessing environmental impacts.
      Time Period: 2006-10-25  to  2006-11-04
      Spatial Reference System:
      Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
      N: 46.437500
      S: 45.718750
      E: -92.281250
      W: -93.156250
      Spatial Coverage Map:
      • Bathymetry/Topography
      • DEM
      • Digital elevation model
      • Elevation
      • Digital terrain model
      • Surface Model
      • Hydraulic
      • Hydrologic
      • Lidar
      • LIDAR
      • Hydrologic Modeling
      • Drainage Area
      • Hydrology
      • US
      • Minnesota
      • Pine County
      Use Constraints No constraint information available
      Fees Fee information not available.
      Lineage Statement Lineage statement not available.
      • Sanborn Map Company
      • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
      Processing Steps
      • Lidar data collected and processed by Sanborn Map Company. No collection or processing information provided.
      • The NOAA Coastal Services Center (CSC) received files in LAS format. The files contained LiDAR intensity and elevation measurements. CSC performed the following processing on the data to make it available within Digital Coast: 1. The data were converted from UTM, Zone 15 coordinates to geographic coordinates. 2. The data were converted from NAVD88 heights to ellipsoid heights using Geoid03. 3. The LAS header fields were sorted by latitude and updated.
      • 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: 2013-06-11

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