|2012 U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lidar: Panther Creek
||The U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 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. This LiDAR data set was collected on April 7, 2012 and
encompasses a portion of Yamhill County in Oregon. This data set consists of bare
earth and unclassified points. The average pulse density is 8.91 pulses per square
meter over terrestrial surfaces. The area of interest (AOI) encompasses approximately
5,580 acres and the total area flown (TAF) covers 6,137 acres. The TAF acreage is
greater than the original AOI acreage due to buffering and flight planning optimization.
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.