2008 SIO April Lidar: Southern CA 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 SIO April Lidar: Southern CA 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/570/
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 570). 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 urllist570.txt. Several posts on the GeoZone blog provide help with downloading, including:

The total size to download all the files is 998M. There are 45 LAZ files and the summary class table is:
Class NumberClass NamePoints
0Never Classified419377216

If you need FTP access instead of HTTPS, use ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/DigitalCoast/lidar1_z/geoid18/data/570

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)
                200804_SCRIPPS_index.gpkg (GeoPackage)
Metadata: 200804_SCRIPPS_metadata.xml
Metadata: 200804_SCRIPPS_metadata.html
XYZ range table: 200804_SCRIPPS_minmax.csv
README: 0README.txt (contains similar information to above)
URL List: urllist570.txt is a list of all the URLs for batch downloading.

Supplemental Info

supplemental/Scripps_April_2008_Lidar_Long_Beach_to_Mexico_Border.kmz
supplemental/index.html

Point Clouds

geo_nad83_grs80_m_ap_20080412_sealbse.laz
20080412__newbsw_ld_p19.laz
20080412__dpointnw_ld_p19.laz
geo_nad83_grs80_m_ap_20080412_sealbnw.laz
20080412__newboesnw_ld_p19.laz
20080412__newboesne_ld_p19.laz
20080412__dpointne_ld_p19.laz
geo_nad83_grs80_m_ap_20080412_sealbne.laz
20080412__lpulsw_ld_p19.laz
geo_nad83_grs80_m_ap_20080412_losalamsw.laz
geo_nad83_grs80_m_ap_20080412_longbsw.laz
geo_nad83_grs80_m_ap_20080412_longbse.laz
20080412__dmarsw_ld_p19.laz
20080412__dmaroewse_ld_p19.laz
geo_nad83_grs80_m_ap_20080412_longboesnw.laz
geo_nad83_grs80_m_ap_20080412_longboesne.laz
20080412__dmaroewne_ld_p19.laz
20080412__sononw_ld_p19.laz
20080412__sonone_ld_p19.laz
20080412__lpulse_ld_p19.laz
20080412__lpulnw_ld_p19.laz
20080412__ljolsw_ld_p19.laz
20080412__ljoloewse_ld_p19.laz
20080412__ljoloewne_ld_p19.laz
20080412__sluissw_ld_p19.laz
20080412__ljolnw_ld_p19.laz
20080412__lagbsw_ld_p19.laz
20080412__lagbse_ld_p19.laz
20080412__sjcapsw_ld_p19.laz
20080412__sclemsw_ld_p19.laz
20080412__lagbnw_ld_p19.laz
20080412__plomasw_ld_p19.laz
20080412__impbsw_ld_p19.laz
20080412__impboewse_ld_p19.laz
20080412__plomase_ld_p19.laz
20080412__impboewne_ld_p19.laz
20080412__plomaoewse_ld_p19.laz
20080412__plomaoewne_ld_p19.laz
20080412__encinse_ld_p19.laz
20080412__plomanw_ld_p19.laz
20080412__osidese_ld_p19.laz
20080412__osidene_ld_p19.laz
20080412__encinnw_ld_p19.laz
20080412__encinne_ld_p19.laz
20080412__dpointse_ld_p19.laz

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