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A bare earth Digital Elevation Model (DEM) created from 2011 LiDAR LAS files for Austin and Colorado counties in Texas. LiDAR data collection was funded by the Texas Water Development Board. LiDAR LAS files were acquired from Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS). The DEM is a dataset that depicts the topography of the bare earth surface (i.e. surface minus vegetation, buildings, powerlines, etc). This dataset was developled to be used in conjunction with the DSM to create a vegetation height surface (nDSM). The LAS point cloud was filtered to ground points only and the mean z value was calculated. A Digital Surface Model (DSM) created from 2011 LiDAR LAS files for Austin and Colorado counties in Texas....
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Satellite imagery from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor and the Landsat 8 Operational Land Imagery were used to investigate changes in overall evergreen vegetation occurring between the 1986-1989 and 2013-2014 time periods. Two path/rows of imagery, from the spring, summer, and fall seasons for each time period were mosaicked together. The imagery was then subset to remove the presence of clouds from the datasets. Images were further subset using the impervious data from the 2011 version of the National Land Cover Database. Unsupervised classification was used to spate each time period imageinto two classes, evergreen vegetation and everything else. Each subsequent time period was subjected to successive unsupervised...
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Grassland conservation is a priority within the GCP LCC. We held a series of meetings and conference calls with partners to identify areas of need both conceptually and geographically. Based on the meeting outcomes, we identified specific tasks that could be accomplished within our scope, including development of datasets and demonstration of a freely available decision support software tool (DST): NatureServe Vista. We generated more than 30 new datasets and posted more than 35 datasets on the GCP LCC Conservation Planning Atlas (CPA). Data were provided for three geographic regions that corresponded to the areas of interest of different partners: the entire LCC, Oklahoma only, and two, 2-county areas in the Coastal...
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A bare earth Digital Elevation Model (DEM) created from 2013 LiDAR LAS files for Wilson and Karnes counties in Texas. LiDAR data collection was funded by the Texas Water Development Board. LiDAR LAS files were acquired from Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS). The DEM is a dataset that depicts the topography of the bare earth surface (i.e. surface minus vegetation, buildings, powerlines, etc). This dataset was developled to be used in conjunction with the DSM to create a vegetation height surface (nDSM). The LAS point cloud was filtered to ground points only and the mean z value was calculated. A Digital Surface Model (DSM) created from 2013 LiDAR LAS files for Wilson and Karnes counties in Texas....
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