National Specifications

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
TitleAgencyDateKey Points
Geospatial Positioning Accuracy Standards National Standard for Spatial Data Accuracy (NSSDA)FGDC199895% confidence evaluation, 20 control points, methodology on how to compute accuracy statistics.
Guidelines for Digital Elevation DataNDEP2004DTM 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 SurveysFAA2011Includes LIDAR (airborne, static, and mobile) standards and recommended practices for airport surveys. System calibrations, data processing.
Scope of Work fo Shoreline Mapping, LIDAR RequirementsNOAA2009Use of LIDAR for shoreline and flood mapping.
LIDAR Base Specification Version 1.0USGS2012V1.0. Base Specification. Post spacing, overlap requirements, classification, metadata example, DEM, vertical accuracy assessment, glossary of terms.
Vertical Accuracy Reporting for LIDAR DataASPRS2004Applying FGDC and NDEP guidelines to airborne LIDAR. Land cover types. Selection of checkpoints.
Horizontal Accuracy Reporting for LIDAR DataASPRS2004Considerations (and difficulty) of horizontal accuracy verification.
Guidelines for the Procurement of Commercial Geospatial ProductsASPRS2012Distinguishes between professional/technical services and commercial geospatial products.
LIDAR Specifications for Flood Hazard MappingFEMA2012LIDAR use in floodplain mapping.