Puget Sound Lidar Consortium

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The Puget Sound LiDAR Consortium has been collecting LiDAR data since 2000.  The consortium established an inter-agency contract used by numerous entities to collect LiDAR data for their projects.  As part of the contract, all data collected through the PSLC adheres to a set of technical specifications design for best result in the Pacific Northwest.  The consortium also makes available data acquired by other agencies under their own contract and specifications.

Access data through:

List of Projects

 Project Viewer
Quick Link:
2013 Data for Oso Landslide Area
2014 Oso/Stillaguamish Data
Union Gap historic LiDAR

Data collected through the PSLC inter-agency contract.  This data adheres to the Consortium's technical specifications.

Data from Other Agencies
These datasets were provided for distribution by individual agencies.  Some were collected with specifications similar to the PSLC.  Be aware that the quality among these datasets varies.

Mosaic Data as File Geodatabase
Includes PSLC data and data from other agencies.

Washington DNR Data Portal
(strongly overlapping this site)
DNR includes (in some fashion) all the projects on this site, plus other new projects which have not been added to theis site.

Frequently Asked Questions

PSLC Project Viewer
Click on our draft project viewer or
You can download the index shapefiles

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Update Policy 
As we approve data from the contractor they are posted here. Areas within many of the bare-earth DEMs can be improved by further processing of the all-return point data to better isolate bare-earth points. As we make these improvements we will upgrade the bare-earth DEMs and derivative images posted here.

Technical Assistance
If you have difficulty loading the data files into your software, cannot easily transfer large files via the Internet, or would like advice on the uses and limitations of these data, please reference our frequently asked questions If you can't find what you need here, contact us.

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