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LiDAR Datasets in Alaska
Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
State of Alaska > Natural Resources > Geological & Geophysical Surveys > Maps > LiDAR Datasets in Alaska

Over 9,123 square miles of point cloud data (and over 144,005,309,282 points) available!

This interactive map was designed to view known public-domain LiDAR datasets in Alaska. The map offers zoom and scroll options, and multiple base map layers. We provide an easy point and click interface to download the digital data. Explanation of icons on this page:

Information Tool: Single click to get information about a survey area.
Area of Interest Tool: Use this tool to define an area and download compressed point cloud data.
Full screen mode: Toggles map using entire browser window.

For more download options, full citation information, WMS feed information, and metadata, go to:

Please Note: The LAS files included in downloaded items have been compressed using LASzip. LASzip is an open-source, lossless compression for LiDAR point-cloud data in the LAS format that provides significant file size reductions. To uncompressed the .laz files in your download package, you can download the latest version from or download the tool (for Windows) directly: laszip.exe

DGGS is currently loading data and creating hillshades for the following areas:

  • 2014 Juneau
  • Western Kenai Peninsula
  • Coastal Coverage of the North Slope, from Demarcation Point to Wainwright
  • Various areas around Cordova and McCarthy
  • Smaller areas from NOAA
  • Large areas of InSAR data (downloadable DTM, DSM and ORI)
  • More information on InSAR coming soon