Lidar for the Willamette Valley and Malheur National Forest, OR and Black Hills, SD Available

Apr 26, 2012

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of another installment of lidar data from the Oregon Department of Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) and two new datasets from the United States Forest Service's Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Willamette Valley, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Lidar Program Data:
With the installment of the Willamette Valley portion of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Lidar Program dataset, the DOGAMI dataset now contains an impressive ~192 billion points, covering an area of 18,664.3 square kilometers. This dataset covers most of the Willamette Valley and includes Eugene, Corvallis, Salem and portions of the Cascade Foothills. DOGAMI has been supervising and coordinating the collection of large swaths of high resolution, high accuracy lidar data in Oregon and adjacent states since 2006.

United States Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station datasets:
Andrew Hudak from the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station has provided interesting datasets from eastern Oregon and South Dakota. The lidar survey of the Malheur National Forest, Oregon contains two polygons covering an area of 128 square kilometers. The lidar survey of the Black Hills Experimental Forest, South Dakota covers an area of 28.5 square kilometers of an experimental forest within the Black Hills National Forest. These data were collected to support of natural resource research and management applications.

Lidar intensity image for Oregon State University football stadium.