2010 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar: Atlantic Coast (NY) 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 2010 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar: Atlantic Coast (NY) 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/lidar4_z/geoid18/data/8606/
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 8606). 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 urllist8606.txt. Several posts on the GeoZone blog provide help with downloading, including:

The total size to download all the files is 484M. There are 43 LAZ files and the summary class table is:
Class NumberClass NamePoints
1Unclassified73067558
2Ground59409311
29Bathymetric point3622690

If you need FTP access instead of HTTPS, use ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/DigitalCoast/lidar4_z/geoid18/data/8606

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)
                usace2010_ny_index.gpkg (GeoPackage)
Metadata: usace2010_ny_metadata.xml
Metadata: usace2010_ny_metadata.html
XYZ range table: usace2010_ny_minmax.csv
README: 0README.txt (contains similar information to above)
URL List: urllist8606.txt is a list of all the URLs for batch downloading.

Supplemental Info

supplemental/index.html
supplemental/usace2010_atl_ny_m8606.kmz

Point Clouds

20100828_NCMP_NY_35.laz
20100813_NCMP_NY_11.laz
20100826_NCMP_NY_28.laz
20100826_NCMP_NY_27.laz
20100828_NCMP_NY_34.laz
20100813_NCMP_NY_10.laz
20100826_NCMP_NY_26.laz
20100828_NCMP_NY_33.laz
20100813_NCMP_NY_09.laz
20100826_NCMP_NY_25.laz
20100828_NCMP_NY_32.laz
20100826_NCMP_NY_24.laz
20100828_NCMP_NY_05.laz
20100826_NCMP_NY_08.laz
20100826_NCMP_NY_07.laz
20100828_NCMP_NY_04.laz
20100826_NCMP_NY_06.laz
20100828_NCMP_NY_03.laz
20100813_NCMP_NY_23.laz
20100828_NCMP_NY_02.laz
20100813_NCMP_NY_22.laz
20100828_NCMP_NY_01.laz
20100813_NCMP_NY_21.laz
20100813_NCMP_NY_20.laz
20100827_NCMP_NY_39.laz
20100813_NCMP_NY_19.laz
20100813_NCMP_NY_18.laz
20100827_NCMP_NY_38.laz
20100813_NCMP_NY_17.laz
20100827_NCMP_NY_37.laz
20100813_NCMP_NY_16.laz
20100827_NCMP_NY_36.laz
20100813_NCMP_NY_15.laz
20100826_NCMP_NY_43.laz
20100813_NCMP_NY_14.laz
20100813_NCMP_NY_13.laz
20100826_NCMP_NY_42.laz
20100813_NCMP_NY_12.laz
20100826_NCMP_NY_41.laz
20100826_NCMP_NY_40.laz
20100826_NCMP_NY_31.laz
20100826_NCMP_NY_30.laz
20100826_NCMP_NY_29.laz

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