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

Metadata Updated: August 30, 2022

The coastal lidar archive includes data from both topographic and bathymetric lidar surveys along U.S. coasts. Data in the archive span from the mid-1990s to the present and are collected using a variety of different lidar systems. The extent of individual lidar surveys varies, ranging from shoreline strips to full county coverage. Many different organizations have contributed to the lidar data collection, including federal, state and local partners. Data are available for all U.S. coastal states and include multiple U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. NCEI is the long-term archive for U.S. coastal lidar data distributed publicly through the NOAA Office for Coastal Management.

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Dates

Metadata Date June 17, 2022
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date August 30, 2022
Reference Date(s) 2007 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Additional Metadata

Resource Type Series
Metadata Date June 17, 2022
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date August 30, 2022
Reference Date(s) 2007 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.ngdc:USCoastalLidarElevationData
Category Tag 16E15F51 D96E 4051 9124 75665Abdc6Ff ["Coastal Flooding"]
Access Constraints Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose., Cite as: NOAA Office for Coastal Management. 2007: U.S. Coastal Lidar Elevation Data - Including the Great Lakes and Territories, 1996 - present. [subset]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Accessed [date].
Bbox East Long -64.0
Bbox North Lat 72.0
Bbox South Lat -15.0
Bbox West Long 134.0
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description NOAA logo
Graphic Preview File https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/themes/custom/ncei/logo.svg
Graphic Preview Type SVG
Harvest Object Id 23144c50-dcf9-4ab6-9fbb-25d6e23149ee
Harvest Source Id 5088829e-ee94-4daf-8d22-e38f5358f506
Harvest Source Title NGDC Collection
Licence These data depict the elevations at the time of the survey and are only accurate for that time. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since this data set was collected and some parts of this data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use this data for critical applications without a full awareness of its limitations. Any conclusions drawn from analysis of this information are not the responsibility of NOAA or any of its partners. These data are NOT to be used for navigational purposes., Lidar data arrive in various forms, which are standardized for storage purposes by format, datum, and projection. Some data are further processed to generate bare-earth products. Errors are removed when possible. Coverage varies from location to location—some areas have multiple years while others have none. Users should not use the data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. NOAA reviews these data but does not guarantee reported vertical or horizontal accuracies. Survey reports are linked in the metadata where they exist.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[134.0, -15.0], [-64.0, -15.0], [-64.0, 72.0], [134.0, 72.0], [134.0, -15.0]]]}
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1996-01-01

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