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U.S. Coastal Lidar Elevation Data - Including the Great Lakes and Territories, 1996 - present

The NOAA Coastal Services Center manages and distributes lidar data for the coastal United States, including territorial possessions via the Digital Coast Data Access Viewer web-mapping application. The data span from the mid-1990's to the present and were collected using several different sensors. The collection includes data from topographic and bathymetric lidar sensors. Data are available for shoreline strips to full county coverage and larger. The products have been delivered to the CSC in various formats, projections, datums, and units. Once received, the data are reviewed, checked for errors, and standardized in a single format, projection, and datum. The NOAA National Geophysical Data Center serves as the long-term archive of these data.

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    • ASCII
    • LAS
    • LAZ
    Distributor Distributor information not available
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    General Documentation
      • creation: 1996-01-01
      Dataset Progress Status On Going
      Data Update Frequency: As needed
      Purpose: These topographic/bathymetric lidar data are made available to the public and coastal management community for a wide variety of uses, such as morphologic change analyses, inundation mapping, habitat classification, and visualization. NOTE: These data are NOT to be used for navigation.
      Time Period: 1996-01-01  to  Present
      Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
      N: 71.39
      S: -14.38
      E: -64.56
      W: -180
      N: 53.02
      S: 13.23
      E: 180
      W: 144.61
      Spatial Coverage Map:
      • NGDA
      • National Geospatial Data Asset
      • Elevation Theme
      • EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Topography
      • EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Topography > Terrain Elevation
      • EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Geomorphology > Coastal Landforms/Processes
      • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Geomorphic Landforms/Processes > Coastal Landforms
      • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coastal Elevation
      • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Shoreline
      • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
      • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Seafloor Topography
      • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
      Data Centers
      • DOC/NOAA/NOS/CSC > Coastal Services Center, NOS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
      • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
      • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Active Remote Sensing > Altimeters > Lidar/Laser Altimeters > LIDAR ALTIMETERS > Light Detection and Ranging Altimeters
      • United States of America
      • Land Surface
      • Sea Floor
      • U.S. shoreline
      • U.S. Great Lakes shoreline
      • U.S. Territories shoreline
      Use Constraints No constraint information available
      • Free online via the Digital Coast Data Access Viewer
      Lineage Statement Lineage statement not available.

      Metadata Last Modified: 2015-04-22

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