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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
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LIDAR Status of In-Progress Projects

NYS - Lake Ontario Shoreline - Collected spring 2023

NYS - Southeast 4 County -  Collected and currently in review, we have a projected release of the Summer of 2023

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

USGS - Lake Ontario-Hudson River Region 2019 - on hold







Latest LIDAR Collections


Latest LiDAR Coverage
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Latest LIDAR Collections

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

Historic LIDAR Collections

Historic LiDAR Collections
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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.