2013 UAF/GINA Lidar: Vallenar Bay, AK Point Cloud files with Orthometric Vertical Datum North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88) using GEOID12B

Below are links to the files that make up the 2013 UAF/GINA Lidar: Vallenar Bay, AK dataset in an orthometric vertical datum North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88) using GEOID12B. 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/lidar2_z/geoid12b/data/8595/
This will give you the directory structure starting with geoid12b. Modify the --cut-dirs=2 argument to modify the start directory (e.g. --cut-dirs=4 will start at 8595). 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 urllist8595.txt. More information on using uGet is in the Bulk Lidar Download GeoZone blog post.

To download only a subset of the files based on a polygon, see this GeoZone blog post.

The total size to download all the files is 941M.

If you need FTP access instead of HTTPS, use ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/DigitalCoast/lidar2_z/geoid12b/data/8595

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)
Metadata: ak2014_villenar_metadata.html
Metadata: ak2014_villenar_metadata.xml
XYZ range table: ak2014_villenar_minmax.csv
README: 0README.txt (contains similar information to above)
URL List: urllist8595.txt is a list of all the URLs for batch downloading.

Supplemental Info


supplemental/Vallenar_Bay_LiDAR_Processing_&_QAQC.pdf
supplemental/ak2013_vallenar.kmz
supplemental/index.html

Point Cloud Data Files

20130507_Vallenar_Bay_001.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_002.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_003.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_004.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_005.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_006.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_007.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_008.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_009.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_010.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_011.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_012.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_013.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_014.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_015.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_016.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_017.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_018.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_019.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_020.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_021.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_022.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_023.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_024.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_025.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_026.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_027.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_028.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_029.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_030.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_031.laz
20130507_Vallenar_Bay_032.laz

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