Fall 2017 update of the Interagency Elevation Inventory (lidar)

Dear Colleagues,
The USGS National Geospatial Program is now updating the Interagency Elevation Inventory. We invite you to provide us information so that your data is discoverable by others. Your data need not be in the public domain, and the entry will provide a link to inquire about the data, or to a download site if available. This is not a repository for data, it is a way to make data findable. If you have high quality lidar data you wish to donate to USGS data repositories, we can have the conversation at any time. 
If you wish to make your data discoverable, we will need the following:
  • Shapefile footprint with metadata
  • Tasking if available
  • Status
  • Restrictions (if it is public domain)
  • QA or acceptance reports (so we can calculate quality level)
  • Contact information (for internal purposes; no PII will be posted)
  • url for download or inquiry
Due dates are as follows:
  • Arizona (to Drew by Sept. 13)
  • Nevada (to Carol by Sept. 20)
  • Hawaii and Pacific Basin (to Drew or Carol by Sept. 20)
  • California (to Drew or Carol by Sept. 27)
If you have an awareness of data that you did not procure, we are happy to chase down the source if you can provide a pointer to a contact person. We try to duplicate what currently shows in both NOAA’s digital coast and Opentopography.org. 
Any questions, please call either one of us, and feel free to pass this request along to others inside or outside of your organization so that our inventory can be as up-to-date as possible. Apologies in advance for very likely duplication of this email request. 
Drew and Carol
Drew Decker
National Map Liaison
U.S. Geological Survey
4165 Spruance Road
San Diego, CA 92101
619-417-2879 cell
Carol Ostergren
National Geospatial Program User Engagement
National Map liaison CA and NV
US Geological Survey
CSUS—Placer Hall
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6129
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