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The following table lists a collection of national geospatial specifications and guidelines relevant to mobile LIDAR. If you identify a reference that needs to be updated or know of  additional relevant specs we have not included please Click Here to let us know.

Last Updated: 09/15/13
Title Agency Date Key Points
Geospatial Positioning Accuracy Standards National Standard for Spatial Data Accuracy (NSSDA) FGDC 1998 95% confidence evaluation, 20 control points, methodology on how to compute accuracy statistics.
Guidelines for Digital Elevation Data NDEP 2004 DTM certification, reporting of accuracy across many different remote sensing platforms. Discusses Fundamental, Supplemental, and Consolidated Vertical Accuracies (FVA, SVA, CVA).
Standards for Using Remote Sensing Technologies in Airport Surveys FAA 2011 Includes LIDAR (airborne, static, and mobile) standards and recommended practices for airport surveys. System calibrations, data processing.
Scope of Work fo Shoreline Mapping, LIDAR Requirements NOAA 2009 Use of LIDAR for shoreline and flood mapping.
LIDAR Base Specification Version 1.0 USGS 2012 V1.0. Base Specification. Post spacing, overlap requirements, classification, metadata example, DEM, vertical accuracy assessment, glossary of terms.
Vertical Accuracy Reporting for LIDAR Data ASPRS 2004 Applying FGDC and NDEP guidelines to airborne LIDAR. Land cover types. Selection of checkpoints.
Horizontal Accuracy Reporting for LIDAR Data ASPRS 2004 Considerations (and difficulty) of horizontal accuracy verification.
Guidelines for the Procurement of Commercial Geospatial Products ASPRS 2012 Distinguishes between professional/technical services and commercial geospatial products.
LIDAR Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping FEMA 2012 LIDAR use in floodplain mapping.