|2009 Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) Lidar: Medford
||The Oregon Department of Geology & Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) contracted with Watershed
Sciences, Inc. to collect high resolution topographic lidar data for multiple areas
within the State of Oregon. The areas for lidar collection have been designed as part
of a collaborative effort of state, federal, and local agencies in order to meet a
wide range of project goals. The Medford study area was collected April 29 - May 12,
2009 and covers a portion of Jackson County. The total flown area covers 380 square
miles, or 242,915 acres. This data set consists of bare earth and unclassified points.
There are approximately 8 points per square meter over terrestrial surfaces. In some
areas of heavy vegetation or forest cover, there may be relatively few ground points
in the lidar data. Elevation values for open water surfaces are not valid elevation
values because few lidar points are returned from water surfaces. Lidar intensity
values were also collected.