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2009 St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) Lidar: Portions of Orange and Seminole Counties, Florida

browse graphicThis kmz file shows the extent of coverage for the 2009 SJRWMD Seminole and Orange counties lidar data set.
The project area covers 318 square miles in the eastern half of Seminole County plus portions of north central and northeast Orange County in the state of Florida. The LiDAR data was collected 8 - 11 February 2009. The data are classified: 1 = Unclassified, 2 = Ground, 7 = Noise, 9 = Water and 12 = Overlap.
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Distribution Formats
  • LAZ
Distributor DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCM > Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Point of Contact GIS Data Manager, Information Resources Department
St. Johns River Water Management District
(386) 329-4500
Associated Resources
  • publication: 2009-01-01
Data Presentation Form: Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: As needed
Purpose: To develop a consistent and accurate surface elevation dataset for a portion of the Central Florida Coordination Area (CFCA) in accordance with the Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM) Baseline Specifications. The CFCA defines an area that faces particularly difficult water supply issues. Three of Florida's Water Management Districts have jurisdiction in the CFCA: the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD), and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD). These three water management districts are cooperating to develop and implement mutually acceptable strategies to provide adequate supplies of water to support projected growth without unacceptable impacts.
Use Limitations
  • These data depict the elevations at the time of the survey and are only accurate for that time. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since this data set was collected and some parts of this data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use this data for critical applications without a full awareness of its limitations. Any conclusions drawn from analysis of this information are not the responsibility of NOAA or any of its partners. These data are NOT to be used for navigational purposes.
  • While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCM > Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD)
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCM > Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Time Period: 2009-02-08 to 2009-02-11
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4269
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 28.831441
S: 28.528425
E: -80.925563
W: -81.362815
Spatial Coverage Map:
Theme keywords None
  • Bathymetry/Topography
  • Breakline
  • DTM
  • DSM
  • Contour
  • Elevation
  • Lidargrammetry
  • Lidar
Place keywords None
  • United States
  • Florida
  • Orange County
  • Seminole County
Use Constraints No constraint information available
Fees Fee information not available.
Lineage information for: dataset
  • Merrick & Co
  • Merrick & Co
  • Merrick & Co
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCM > Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Steps
  • 2009-01-01T00:00:00 - The ABGPS, IMU, and raw Leica ALS50 LiDAR data are integrated with Leica's Incorporated's ALS Post Processor software. The resultant file is in a LAS binary file format. The LAS file version 1.1 format can be easily transferred from one file format to another. It is a binary file format that maintains information specific to the LiDAR data (return#, intensity value, xyz, etc.). The resultant points are produced in the geodetic coordinates referenced to the NAD83 HARN horizontal datum and NAVD88 vertical datum. The date and time for each flight line can be determined using the Julian date and time. The Julian date is a continuous count of days and fractions since noon Universal Time on January 1, 4713 BCE on the Julian calendar.
  • 2009-01-01T00:00:00 - The unedited data are classified to facilitate the application of the appropriate feature extraction filters. A combination of proprietary filters are applied as appropriate for the production of bare earth digital terrain models (dtms). Interactive editing methods are applied to those areas where it is inappropriate or impossible to use the feature extraction filters, based upon the design criteria and/or limitations of the relevant filters. These same feature extraction filters are used to produce elevation height surfaces. The LiDAR mass points were delivered in American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing LAS 1.1 format. The header file for each dataset is complete as defined by the LAS 1.1 specification. In addition the following fields are included: Flight Date Julian, Year, and Class. The data was classified as follows: Class 1 = Unclassified. This class includes vegetation, buildings, noise etc. Class 2 = Ground Class 7 = Noise Class 9 = Water Class 12 = Overlap
  • 2009-01-01T00:00:00 - Ground points were extracted from the Lidar dataset, class 2, and converted to a multipoint feature class using ArcGIS.
  • 2010-06-09T00:00:00 - 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 17 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. 4. The data were filtered to remove outliers.
  • 2011-05-13T00:00:00 - 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.
Last Modified: 2013-06-04
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