Lidar Markets Technology

Finding Lidar Data

usgsThe USGS hosts what it calls the National Map Download Client which is a searchable database of lidar data collections for the U.S.

The site features a number of advanced search options that can be used to more quickly locate the geospatial information that you are looking for. There are elevation products, hydrography, imagery, landcover, transportation, a structures and a geographic names database that can be very helpful for large scale planning and historical research.

Definitely an important tool in the toolbox.

2 Comments

  • Thanks for the shout out Stephen. In addition to direct access to lidar data via OpenTopography, we’ve also recently integrated the USGS/NOAA U.S. Interagency Elevation Inventory (USIEI), which is a “comprehensive, nationwide listing of known high-accuracy topographic data, including lidar and IfSAR, and bathymetric data, including NOAA hydrographic surveys, multibeam data, and bathymetric lidar.”

    It is a great place to start if looking for high resolution topography in the US. Check it out here: http://opentopo.sdsc.edu/usiei

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