ArcGIS Pro: How to download USGS Lidar files in mass from the FTP server

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07-10-2020 08:57 AM
ArthurCrawford
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This is an video to show you how to access lidar data for mass download using the The National Map and the backdoor ftp site at ftp://rockyftp.cr.usgs.gov/vdelivery/Datasets/Staged/NED/LPC/projects using the title of the lidar to find the directory with the laz files. It will show you how to take the tile shapefile and create a field with the download path directly as a hyperlink in the shapefile.   This shapefile can then be published a layer to go online and used in a scene or map to allow a link to download las files.   You can select and copy the ftp links in ArcGIS Pro to put into a text file to use programs that allow you to download multiple las files at a time.  To convert the laz to las 

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BenMissimer
New Contributor II

Nice power user level info! Thanks

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KeithAddison1
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Does anyone know the setting to login directly to their FTP site and bulk download that way?  It'd be faster than this process.

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