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NOAA Adds New LiDAR Data Sets to Website

More than 1.6 trillion Digital Cost LiDAR points are now available to download

December 11, 2013

New LiDAR data sets recently have been added to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Digital Coast website and are available for customized download.

The data sets listed below add to the ever-growing number of more than 1.6 trillion Digital Coast LiDAR points that are freely available for customized download.

  • 2012 U.S. Geological Survey LiDAR for the Northeast region
  • 2012 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) LiDAR: Merrimack and Nashua River watersheds
  • 2011 FEMA LiDAR: Massachusetts – Blackstone, Charles, Narragansett and Quincy counties
  • 2010 FEMA LiDAR: Massachusetts and Rhode Island – Dukes, Kent, Nantucket, Newport and Providence counties
  • 2010 U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) LiDAR: Connecticut – Tolland, Windham, Hartford, Middlesex and New London counties
  • 2011-2012 Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) LiDAR
  • 2009 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District, Mississippi River Delta Phase I LiDAR
  • 2006-2008 Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Pennsylvania Base Map (DCNR-PAMAP) LiDAR (northern half of state)
  • 2006 Ohio Statewide Imagery Program (OSIP) LiDAR (counties that drain north into Lake Erie)
  • 2000-2012 Puget Sound LiDAR Consortium (PSLC) LiDAR

The data in the Northeast region now provides complete coastal LiDAR coverage from Connecticut through Maine. The Mississippi LiDAR covers large multi-county areas and the USACE data set covers the entire portion of the Mississippi River Delta in the Vicksburg District. The LiDAR from Ohio and Pennsylvania covers the U.S. shorelines of Lakes Erie and Ontario. The data from the PSLC represent more than 12 years’ worth of LiDAR collection. These data sets cover large areas that were previously not surveyed, update coastal regions with newer LiDAR, or provide an alternate source for users wanting to download customized LiDAR output.

The following agencies shared their LiDAR with the larger elevation community: the MDEQ, Maine Office of GIS, Massachusetts Office of Geographic Information, New Hampshire Geographically Referenced Analysis and Information Transfer System, OSIP, PAMAP, PSLC and USDA-NRCS.

To download these or any other Digital Coast LiDAR data sets, customized to your parameters, go to

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