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The accuracy and consistency of 3D Elevation Program data: A systematic analysis

January 22, 2022

The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) has created partnership opportunities to increase the collection of high-resolution elevation data across the United States, eventually leading to complete coverage of high-resolution, three-dimensional (3D) information from light detection and ranging (lidar) data across the entire country (interferometric synthetic aperture radar in Alaska). While 3DEP data are collected at different times and by varying producers, the assumption is that the use of the 3DEP Lidar Base Specification will provide standardized and consistent data across data collections. Another assumption is that the integration of lidar data into the seamless digital elevation models increases the accuracy of the derived products. This study tests these assumptions and updates some of the accuracy metrics that were done on previous versions of the standard products.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2022
Title The accuracy and consistency of 3D Elevation Program data: A systematic analysis
DOI 10.3390/rs14040940
Authors Jason M. Stoker, Barry Miller
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Remote Sensing
Series Number
Index ID 70228642
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Geospatial Program