point cloud data - all returns - classified: Classified (ASPRS standard) LiDAR values for all returns (distributed in LAZ format), data have been classified to Ground (class 2) and Default (class 1). las-index: polygons that serve as an index to the spatial location and extent of each point cloud (LAS) bin border: polygon that encompasses the maximum geographic extent of the data observations dsm: digital surface model (first return), 1 meter resolution, single band raster dsm_hs: hillshade of digital surface model (first return), 1 meter resolution, three band raster dtm: digital terrain model (bare earth), 1 meter resolution, single band raster dtm_hs: hillshade of digital terrain model (first return), 1 meter resolution, three band raster
Southerland, L.E., and Kinsman, N.E.M., 2014, Lidar data for the community of Golovin, Alaska: Raw Data File RDF 2014-20, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States.
Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.01
Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.01
Planar coordinates are specified in meters
The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1983.
The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.
The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222101.
Alpha numeric values that uniquely identify each LAS bin
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For the purposes of open access to lidar datasets in coastal regions of Alaska, this collection is being released as a Raw Data File with an open end-user license.
Accuracy statements are based on areas of moderate terrain. Diminished accuracies are to be expected in areas of extreme terrain and dense vegetation. The accuracy of each point is expected to meet the vertical accuracy standard, however, derived products may be less accurate in extreme terrain and dense vegetation due to a lesser number of points defining the bare-earth in these areas. Questions regarding data accuracy can be best answered by Quantum Spatial (Anchorage, Alaska) staff.
The Optech Gemini system has a stated horizontal accuracy of 1/5500 x altitude. The Golovin lidar data was flown at 800m AGL resulting in a horizontal accuracy of 15 cm.
The Root Mean Square Error (RMSE) of the vertical accuracy of this dataset is 0.107 m. Accuracy was assessed using 15 ground survey points. Please see the lidar data report for a discussion of the statistics related to this dataset. The vertical accuracy of the lidar dataset was independently evaluated by DGGS using control points (n=10) that were collected by DGGS during the course of 2012 fieldwork. The standard deviation of the differences between these independent control points and the lidar point-cloud data confirmed the vertical accuracy reported by Quantum Spatial in the 2014 delivery report.
LiDAR data has been collected and processed for all areas within the project study area. AKDGGS's area of interest (AOI) was larger in extent than the previous AOI for which the data was acquired. This resulted in small but unavoidable data gaps along the northern boundary and lower point densities in the eastern section of the AOI not specifically targeted during the acquisition. All discernible laser returns from the fall 2013 acquisition were processed to aid AKDGGS in assessing the topographic and geophysical properties of the study area to support storm monitoring.
Shaded relief images have been visually inspected for data errors such as pits, border artifacts, and shifting. LiDAR flight lines have been examined to ensure consistent elevation values across overlapping flight lines. The Root Mean Square Error (RMSE) of line to line relative accuracy for this dataset is 0.035 m. Please see the LiDAR data report for a discussion of the statistics related to this dataset.
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