USGS 3DEP LiDAR Point Clouds

elevation gis lidar

Description

The goal of the USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) is to collect elevation data in the form of light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data over the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories, with data acquired over an 8-year period. This dataset provides two realizations of the 3DEP point cloud data. The first resource is a public access organization provided in Entwine Point Tiles format, which a lossless, streamable octree based on LASzip (LAZ) encoding. The second resource is a Requester Pays of full-density raw LAZ data. Resource names in both buckets correspond to the USGS project names.

Update Frequency

Periodically

License

US Government Public Domain https://www.usgs.gov/faqs/what-are-terms-uselicensing-map-services-and-data-national-map

Documentation

https://github.com/hobu/usgs-lidar/

Managed By

Hobu, Inc.

Contact

https://github.com/hobu/usgs-lidar

Usage Examples

Resources on AWS

  • Description
    Public access Entwine Point Tiles of most resources from the arn:aws:s3:::usgs-lidar bucket.
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    arn:aws:s3:::usgs-lidar-public
    AWS Region
    us-west-2
  • Description
    A Requester Pays Bucket of Raw LAZ 1.4 3DEP data. Data in this bucket is more complete in coverage than the EPT bucket, but it is not a complete 3DEP mirror. Some resources in this bucket also have incomplete and missing coordinate system information, which is why they might not be mirrored into the EPT bucket.
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket Requester Pays
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    arn:aws:s3:::usgs-lidar
    AWS Region
    us-west-2

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