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2011 Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) Lidar: US Forest Service (FS) Newberry Study Area
browse graphic The Oregon Department of Geology and 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. This LiDAR data set was collected July 31 - August 10, 2011 and encompasses portions of Deschutes, Klamath, and Lake counties in Oregon. This data set consists of bare earth and unclassified points. The average pulse density is 10.2 pulses per square meter over terrestrial surfaces. The area of interest (AOI) totals 444 square miles (284,030 acres) and the total area flown (TAF) covers 462 square miles (296,074 acres). The TAF acreage is greater than the original AOI acreage due to buffering and flight planning optimization. This metadata record reflects all the data and cumulative statistics for the overall lidar survey. 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. FS (US Forest Service)