County LiDAR-based DEM Mosaics
The county mosaics are in a file geodatabase format. The file geodatabases are named Elevation_mo<cofips>.gdb where <cofips> is the county FIPS code. Each file geodatabase has a bare earth raster – be_dem_mo<cofips> covering the entire county. Also, there are as many Index polygon feature classes as there were acquisitions that went into the mosaic. Because of Missouri’s piecemeal LiDAR acquisition, a full county was often collected as part of 2 or more acquisitions. As an example, the Cooper county mosaic required data from two acquisitions. There are Index_Cooper_DOQ_mo053portion and Index_Boone_Q_mo053portion polygon feature classes in the Cooper file geodatabase called Elevation_mo053.gdb. Inside each file geodatabase, you will see the Word document called Abbreviated Metadata for <county_name>.docx, with a section of information about each of these acquisitions (mostly collection date and accuracy measures). The purpose of the Index file is to know what the data origin was for each part of the county and thus you can refer to the accuracy, date of collection and other information in the metadata document.
59 of Missouri's counties plus St. Louis City are available. See table below map for details. These LiDAR data file geodatabases are bundled as .tar files for easier download. Most freely available compression software (e.g. 7-zip or WinZip) can unbundle .tar files. http://moimagery.missouri.edu/County_LiDAR/
Click on county of interest to download a .tar filegeodatabase LiDAR data at county extent
WARNING - these are large files (up to 11Gb) so may take excessive time to download depending on available bandwidth. If you would like to access these data another way e.g. by sending a portable drive to us, please contact us.
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