USGS 2016 70cm Neches River Basin Lidar

Date(s): Coverage Availability/Geographic Extent: Footprint: Source(s):
2017 Neches River Basin US National Grid USGS

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USGS 2016 70cm Neches River Basin Lidar is in the public domain and available from the Research and Distribution Center for the cost of reproduction.

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Data Details

Available Formats: LAS
Alternative Data: 1M Hydro-Flattened DEM, 3D Breaklines
Known Issues: None
Recommended Uses: Basemap, Research, Analysis
Spatial Reference:

EPSG 6344


This lidar project was conducted to capture the Neches river basin in East Texas. The project area spans approximately 14,235 square miles. The date of the acquisition spanned two years. Collection in 2016 was flown March 3, 2016 through March 5, 2016. Collection in 2017 was flown January 25, 2017 through February 22, 2017. The LiDAR data was acquired and post-processed by Quantum Sapatial and Dewberry. The project specification for the LiDAR data acquisition was developed to support a point density of 2 points per square meter and RMSEz of 10cm. This data adheres to the USGS Lidar specification 1.2 for QL2 data. The purpose of this LiDAR data was to produce high accuracy 3D elevation products, including tiled LiDAR in LAS 1.4 format, 3D hydro breaklines, and 1 meter hydro flattened Digital Elevation Models (DEMs).

Lidar data for Texas is made available online through the use of data compression using LASTools. LASTools is an open-source collection of tools for lidar data viewing and manipulation. TNRIS uses the LASzip portion of LASTools for compression\decompression. LASTools provides a lossless compression of the data from las to laz formats.

  • Software with native LAZ support
  • ERDAS IMAGINE (14.1 and up) by Hexagon Geospatial
  • Global Mapper (13.1 and up) by Blue Marble Geo
  • ENVI LiDAR (5.1 and up) by Exelis VIS
  • FME (2012 and up) by Safe Software
  • LAStools by rapidlasso
  • 3D Web Viewer by Hobu Inc.
  • FUSION (3.40 and up) by Bob McGaughey of the USDA
  • Voyager (1.3 and up) by Voyager GIS
  • GRASS GIS (7.0 and up) by Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)

Supplemental Information

Tile Index: Download File
Project Report(s): Download File
Lidar Breaklines: Download File