2008 SRWMD Lidar: Live Oak (FL) Point Cloud files with Orthometric Vertical Datum North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88) using GEOID18

Below are links to the files that make up the 2008 SRWMD Lidar: Live Oak (FL) dataset in an orthometric vertical datum North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88) using GEOID18. This HTML file is here to emulate the access you would have gotten through an ftp site. The files containing geospatial indices, metadata, etc., are listed first, followed by the files. To download in bulk, it is suggested you use a program such as wget (example below). The geospatial index file in shapefile format also has a URL attribute that some GIS programs can use to download files. You can also subset the data, make derived products, and change projection, datum, etc., using the Digital Coast Data Access Viewer (add to cart, the link to bulk download or LAZ fmt will take you here).

The files are in LAZ format, a lossless compressed version of the ASPRS LAS format. The compression and decompression is done with the free and open source 'laszip' program available at http://laszip.org. This is not the same as the more general zip format. Many geospatial programs will read LAZ files natively and decompression is often not necessary. There is a list of software with native support on the laszip site.

Example to download entire data set using wget (note: sufficiently new and trusted pre-compiled Windows versions can be hard to find):
wget -np -r -nH -L --cut-dirs=2 https://chs.coast.noaa.gov/htdata/lidar1_z/geoid18/data/4894/
This will give you the directory structure starting with geoid18. Modify the --cut-dirs=2 argument to modify the start directory (e.g. --cut-dirs=4 will start at 4894). Wget is a command-line program and the output will be to the directory you run it in. More options and information can be found at http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/manual/wget.html. The other options in the example mean:


If you have problems with wget that look like an authorization or certificate issue, you may need to add the option "--no-check-certificate". Windows users may want to install the Windows Subsystem for Linux to get a current wget.

You can also use the uGet program with the list of URLs in file urllist4894.txt. Several posts on the GeoZone blog provide help with downloading, including:

The total size to download all the files is 958M. There are 16 LAZ files and the summary class table is:
Class NumberClass NamePoints
1Unclassified174678338
2Ground49687104
7Low Point (noise)75345
9Water56275

If you need FTP access instead of HTTPS, use ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/DigitalCoast/lidar1_z/geoid18/data/4894

Georeferencing Note

You may find the georeferencing on the files refers to generic NAD83 (EPSG code 4269). All files, with the exception of the few in WGS84, are in a more recent realization of NAD83 such as NAD83(CORS96), NAD83(HARN), NAD83(NSRS2007), or NAD83(2011).

Meta Info

Tile Index: tileindex.zip (Shapefile)
                fl2008_srwmd_liveoak_index.gpkg (GeoPackage)
Metadata: fl2008_srwmd_liveoak_metadata.xml
Metadata: fl2008_srwmd_liveoak_metadata.html
XYZ range table: fl2008_srwmd_liveoak_minmax.csv
README: 0README.txt (contains similar information to above)
URL List: urllist4894.txt is a list of all the URLs for batch downloading.

Supplemental Info

supplemental/fl2008_srwmd_liveoak_m4894.kmz
supplemental/fl2008_srwmd_liveoak_m4894_lidarreport.pdf
supplemental/index.html

Breakline Files

breaklines/README_breaklines_m4894.txt
breaklines/fl2008_srwmd_liveoak_m4894_breaklines.zip
breaklines/index.html

Point Clouds

LiveOak07_054321_N.laz
LiveOak07_054320_N.laz
LiveOak07_054319_N.laz
LiveOak07_054318_N.laz
LiveOak07_053781_N.laz
LiveOak07_053780_N.laz
LiveOak07_053779_N.laz
LiveOak07_053778_N.laz
LiveOak07_053241_N.laz
LiveOak07_053240_N.laz
LiveOak07_053239_N.laz
LiveOak07_053238_N.laz
LiveOak07_052701_N.laz
LiveOak07_052700_N.laz
LiveOak07_052699_N.laz
LiveOak07_052698_N.laz

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