NYS ITS GIS Program Office
Geographic Information Systems Clearinghouse
LIDAR Coverage in NYS
Map Updated April 2022
LiDAR data available for download thru our new FTP server located at ftp://ftp.gis.ny.gov/elevation/LIDAR/. We currently have 50+ LiDAR projects available for download dating back to 2002.
The LiDAR datasets are rather large, typically consisting of many tiles with some tiles as large as 1 GB. Our testing leads us to highly recommend using an FTP client (Ex: FileZilla, WinSCP) with auto restart to download these tiles. If on a Windows machine you can also paste ftp://ftp.gis.ny.gov/elevation/LIDAR/ into Windows File Explorer and navigate the FTP thru Windows.
Datasets are organized by project. Most projects from 2007 and on have full point cloud .LAS available for download. These point clouds will have at a minimum 2 classifications; Class 1 Unclassified, and Class 2 Bare Earth. Earlier projects are either XYZ, XYZI, or shapefile formats zipped for download Many of the projects are from Federal or County projects - data is being made available as received. When available, metadata has been stored within the root of each project along with a zipped tile index with direct download path if you choose to download on a tile by tile basis using GIS Software.
- Interactive PDF of Existing LIDAR Coverage Map
- Interactive PDF of In-Progress LIDAR Coverage Map
- LIDAR Metadata