I am looking for a dataset combining both lidar point cloud and individual tree inventory (positions, crown diameter,...) on a forested area.

Any idea ?


  • Where is the location you are looking for ? – PROBERT Dec 8 '16 at 16:37

There are a few websites that you can go to

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lidar Look at the External Links at the bottom





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  • Thank you for your help ! It appears I don't have any trouble finding lidar data, but I can't find any tree inventory that fits my requirements... Do you think I can find something in EarthExplorer (i dont feel so...)? – Thomas Ristorcelli Dec 12 '16 at 8:15
  • You would have to research it on how to use it with the LIDAR. I'd go google and it type it "Forest Inventory LIDAR" and it brings up a several list that you would have to read it. – PROBERT Dec 12 '16 at 15:43

I haven't found a site that combines both tree inventory open data and LiDAR open data. You might have to compare the coverage of a number of unrelated sites and hope they coincide.

For LiDAR open data a good portal is OpenTopography, you can download small areas. I would encourage you to create an account as this will increase your download limit.

The US Interagency Elevation Inventory is a great portal as well. It will direct you to external data repositories but the coverage is awe inspiring.

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  • Thank you for your answer, in fact, I am fully aware of many free lidar data sources (I already have an opentopography account), but I struggle with the tree inventory part... – Thomas Ristorcelli Dec 12 '16 at 8:14
  • No problem, sorry I only know half the answer in this case. – aidenprice Dec 12 '16 at 22:10

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