Southern WV Coal Fields Lidar

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An alternative, and more rapid method is to use the WV DEP (TAGIS) geospatial application, which shows lidar holdings across the state of West Virginia, and allows a map-based selection and downloading of individual tiles (once you have zoomed in sufficiently far on the map).

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The data were originally acquired for the WV DEP by WVU NRAC in the late fall of 2009 (after leaf off) and spring 2010 (before leaf-out). The data are available only as las format files: (1) bare earth and (2) "comprensive" (i.e. all returns). The data are in tiles. In order to identify the gridded tiles, you should identify the quads from the tiling shapefile (click here for the file). Once you have identified the tiles you need, go to the appropriate directory, and select the data you need.

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West Virginia View would like to thank the WV DEP and Larry Evans, as well as WVU NRAC for these data. Data Updated 10/6/2012

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