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USGS North Puget Sound LiDAR

Puget Sound? Salish Sea? Why not call it Whatcom and Skagit Counties?

LAS files, tiles, and metadata

LiDAR tiles have been mosaicked into large file geodatabases for convenient use. This format can now be accessed only through version 9.3 or newer ESRI software. Other vendors may have interfaces in their software for this format. File geodatabases are more compact than SDE databases and--when the user load is low--much faster. (File geodatebases supplant "personal geodatabases".)

This is the 2006 USGS North Puget Sound survey.

For now, the filegeodatabase contains only the bare-earth DEM. We may soon add the top-surface DEM and shaded-relief images. Downloading 6 GB is complicated.

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