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Nebraska Statewide Elevation Program


The overall goal is to facilitate the acquisition, maintenance, and sharing of a statewide elevation dataset by developing standards and specifications for LiDAR point clouds and derivative products. This program will further develop alternatives for systematic and cost-effective acquisition of these products, and defining a program of stewardship for managing and publishing the data.

2016 Plans Seeking Partners

LiDAR Coverage Map PDF
LiDAR Coverage Map


The working group has developed plans for 2016 and are currently seeking partners. A comprehensive business plan, standards and implementation efforts are underway. Specifications are in place for LiDAR acquisition, QA/QC, and data sharing. This working group will be convening with the Imagery working group to share in relationships between LiDAR and imagery acquisition and applications.

Standards and Guidelines

Elevation Acquisition using LiDAR Standards (NITC 3-203)
USGS LiDAR Specifications V1.2
Geospatial Metadata Standard (NITC 3-201)

Program Resources