2023 LiDAR

2015_Ortho_AOI-(1).jpgIn 2023, the North Central Texas Council of Governments facilitated the cooperative purchase of 0.5-Meter LiDAR (4PPM) for 304 square miles of the NCTCOG region.  The contractor for this project was NV5. The LiDAR data was collected in January through March 2023 (leaf-off) and is available for purchase via DFWMaps Marketplace according to the following price schedule.


The LiDAR data are sold in  3,000' x 2,000' tiles, or 0.215 square miles. A shapefile of the tile structure may be downloaded below.

SDCP Index Grid


Camera Riegl VQ-1560ii Sensor
Nominal Pulse Spacing 0.5 Meter, 4 points per meter
Accuracy 9.25cm vertical accuracy in non-restricted airspace and 12.5cm vertical accuracy in restricted airspace.
Relative Accuracy <=6 RMSEz within individual swaths and <=8cm within swath overlap
Measurement Rate 500kHz
Returns up to 5
Capture January-March 2023
Ground Conditions Leaf off; free from snow, haze, fog, or dust;  streams within normal banks
Coordinate System Texas State Plane, North Central Zone
Horizontal Datum NAD 83
Vertical Datum NAVD88
Units US Survey Feet
Breaklines Hydrologic flattening
Format LAS 1.2, classified text file, bare earth DEM, first return DSM
Classification Data are classified according to ASPRS classification standards with 98% of buildings identified.

For questions regarding the 2023 LiDAR project, send us an email.