In 2018, the North Central Texas Council of Governments facilitated the cooperative purchase of 0.5-Meter LiDAR (4PPM) for 940 square miles of the NCTCOG region. The contractor for this project was Woolpert. The LiDAR data was collected in January through March 2018 (leaf-off) and is available for purchase via DFWMaps Marketplace according to the following price schedule.
The LiDAR data are sold in 3,000' x 2,000' tiles, or 0.215 square miles. Sample files and a shapefile of the tile structure may be downloaded below.
LiDAR Sample - LAS Format
SDCP Index Grid
||Optech Galaxy Airborne LiDAR System
|Nominal Pulse Spacing
||0.5 Meter, 4 points per meter
||9.25cm vertical accuracy in non-restricted airspace and 12.5cm vertical accuracy in restricted airspace.
||<=6 RMSEz within individual swaths and <=8cm within swath overlap
||up to 5
||Leaf off; free from snow, haze, fog, or dust; streams within normal banks
||Texas State Plane, North Central Zone
||US Survey Feet
||LAS 1.2, classified text file, bare earth DEM, first return DSM
||Data is classfied according to ASPRS Classification Standards with 98% of buildings (>= 1000 sf) identified.
More information on the 2018 project can be found in the project level metadata.
For questions regarding the 2018 LiDAR project, send us an email.