The Texas Natural Resources Information System – TNRIS – has a long history of successfully managing Lidar data acquisition projects. They have also helped guide data specifications for many other regional and local Lidar projects. TNRIS is now coordinating the acquisition of new, high quality elevation data for the 2016-17 winter season. This project supports regional and local governments by providing the opportunity to acquire these Lidar data products at significant cost savings.
This project will fall under the umbrella of the new Texas Strategic Mapping (StratMap) Contract, a GIS data and services contract held at the Department of Information Resources (DIR) and administered by TNRIS. The StratMap Contract is the second generation of geographic data contracts administered by TNRIS. It replaces the previous High Priority Imagery and Data Sets (HPIDS) Contract. Under the HPIDS Contract, TNRIS managed 19 Lidar acquisitions from 2009 to 2015 covering over 50,000 square miles in Texas.
There is also a recap of projects taking place around the state of Texas.