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LIDAR Download & Web Services

LIDAR Download App


LIDAR datasets are available for download thru the Discover GIS Data NY Application, where you can download individual tiles for specific areas of interest.


For bulk download of LIDAR data we have an FTP site available (ftp://ftp.gis.ny.gov/elevation/LIDAR).

  • We highly recommend using an FTP client (Ex: FileZilla, WinSCP) with auto restart to download these tiles.
  • On Windows machine you can also paste ftp://ftp.gis.ny.gov/elevation/LIDAR into Windows File Explorer and navigate the FTP site.




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In-Progress LIDAR Collections


In Progress LIDAR Collection

LIDAR Status of In-Progress Projects

NYS – Long Island – Collected in spring 2024

NYS - Lake Ontario Shoreline – Collected and currently in review

NYS - Southeast 4 County -  Final review in progress

USGS - Lake Ontario-Hudson River Region 2022 - Collected and currently in review

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Latest LIDAR Collections


Latest LiDAR Coverage



Latest LIDAR Collections

New York State has access to and distributes LIDAR Data, these are the latest LIDAR projects provides for near statewide coverage. 

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Historic LIDAR Collections

Historic LiDAR Collections



Historic LIDAR Collections

New York state has access to and distributes many of the older LIDAR collections within New York State.   These historic projects have been fully replaced with more recent LIDAR projects.

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