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2010 Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD) Lidar: Mission 2010 (Portions of Liberty and Calhoun Counties)

browse graphicThis kmz file shows the extent of coverage for the 2010 NWFWMD "Mission 2010" lidar data set.
LIDAR-derived binary (.las) files containing points classified as: Unclassified (1), Ground (2) and Water (9) were produced for the 2010 Northwest Florida Water Management District - 2 Counties (Calhoun and Liberty), Florida LIDAR mapping project. The data were collected March 30 - April 1, 2010 and the total mapping area covers approximately 585 square miles in Liberty County and 2.65 square miles in Calhoun County.

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    Distribution Formats
    • LAZ
    Distributor Distributor information not available
    Point of Contact Mr. John Crowe
    Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD)
    Associated Resources
    • Lidar Survey Collection Report
    • Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD)
      • publication: 2011-05-01
      Data Presentation Form: Digital image
      Dataset Progress Status Complete
      Data Update Frequency: As needed
      Supplemental Information: ASPRS LAS 1.2 specifications / classification designations for filtering: Class 1 = Unclassified, Class 2 = Ground, Class 9 = Water; LIDAR intensity values range from 0-255; LIDAR return values range from 1-3; Flight line numbers range from 1-19.
      Purpose: To produce accurate, high-resolution data for planning, analysis, and for use with other data sets.
      Time Period: 2010-03-30  to  2010-04-01
      Spatial Reference System:
      Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
      N: 30.594233
      S: 30.016385
      E: -84.637447
      W: -85.371138
      Spatial Coverage Map:
      • Bathymetry/Topography
      • LIDAR
      • digital surface model
      • elevation
      • bare earth
      • canopy
      • binary
      • classified
      • Northwest Florida Water Management District
      • NWFWMD
      • Florida
      • USA
      • Calhoun County
      • Liberty County
      Use Constraints No constraint information available
      Fees Fee information not available.
      Source Datasets
      • Ground Control
        • Description of Source: Source Contribution: Ground Control. GPS control network for LIDAR acquisition and processing.Source Type: spreadsheet
        • Temporal extent used:  unknown  to 
      Lineage Statement Lineage statement not available.
      • Merrick & Company
      • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
      Processing Steps
      • LIDAR data was collected using Merrick's ALS60 sensor. The raw data was verified in MARS software for complete coverage of the project area, and boresighted to align the flightlines. Raw data files were parsed into manageable client-specific tiles. These tiles were then processed through automated filtering that separates the data into different classification groups: error points, ground points, and canopy/building points. The data was next taken into a graphic environment to reclassify the erroneous points that may remain in the LIDAR point cloud after auto filter.
      • 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 for data storage purposes and Digital Coast provisioning: 1. The data were converted from UTM, Zone 16 coordinates to geographic (NAD83) coordinates; 2. The data were filtered to remove elevation outliers; 3. The data were converted from NAVD88 heights to ellipsoid heights using Geoid03; 4. 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: 2013-05-09

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