LiDAR Elevation, Central Lakes Region, Minnesota, 2012

The project vendor, Woolpert, Inc., acquired highly accurate Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) elevation data for the Central Lakes area of Minnesota in Spring 2012. The data cover Aitkin, Cass, Hubbard, Itasca, Todd and Wadena counties, along with a portion of Koochiching County. LiDAR data are in the UTM Zone 15 coordinate system, NAD83 96, NAVD88 Geoid09, meters. The tiling scheme is 16th USGS 1:24,000 quadrangle tiles.<br/><br/>The vendor delivered the data to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in several formats:<br/><br/>1) One-meter digital elevation model<br/>2) Edge-of-water breaklines<br/>3) Classified LAS formatted point cloud data <br/><br/>DNR then quality checked the data and created two additional products: two-foot contours and building outlines.<br/><br/>This metadata record was created at the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office using information supplied by Woolpert and DNR.

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Last Updated April 13, 2019, 10:03
Created August 27, 2014, 13:06
dsAccessConst All data is in the public domain and there are no access constraints.
dsCurrentRef 2012 flight dates: April 5-6, 10-12, 14, 19, 20, 23-24, 26-28
dsModifiedDate 2019-04-12 23:55:26
dsOriginator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Woolpert, Inc.
dsPurpose The Minnesota Elevation Mapping Project was initiated to support the development of high accuracy land surface information for the purposes of improving water quality, flood emergency preparedness and response, floodplain mapping, transportation planning and design, recreational planning and design, urban planning and to provide more efficient and effective project planning and execution. This project was primarily funded by the Clean Water Fund of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.<br/><br/>For more about the Project, see:

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