Elevation

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LIDAR/DEM Based Elevation - LIDAR which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distances) to the Earth. These light pulses "combined with other data recorded by the airborne system" generate precise, three-dimensional information about the shape of the Earth and its surface characteristics. MARIS has available for delivery LIDAR data for ALL parts of the state. This data is from a variety of projects from the MS Department of Environmental Quality, USACE, USGS, FEMA, and NRCS, NOAA, National Park Service, TVA, and the US Army.

A Digital Elevation Model (DEM) is a raster cartographic/geographic dataset of elevations in xyz grids representing the surface of an area.

These projects span from 2005-2017 and contains LIDAR files, DEMS, and contours.

LIDAR Project Status Map Coastal MS LIDAR Project Areas

Topographic Based Elevation - Mississippi 1:24,000 USGS topographic hypsography reprocessed contours. Contour intervals are 5, 10 or 20 feet depending on the area of the state. Supplemental contours (where applicable) are 5 or 10 feet. The MARIS Technical Center, under contract with USGS, reprocessed the contour data. NOTE: During September 2014, MARIS staff reevaluated all county contour files. The TYPE attribute was checked to make sure coding was correct for 1 - Index, 2 -Intermediate, and 3 - Supplemental contours. During this process, edits were also made for any errors in elevation that were easily recognized. A statewide file is now available along with a Map Service. Products include county contours and statewide 10 meter DEM.


Imagery Based Elevation - The MS Department of Environmental Quality developed imagery-based elevations based on the 2005/ 2006 two-foot imagery. Products include 2 foot contours for Coastal Post Katrina, County 5 foot, and Coastal 2 and 5 foot contours.

2019

This links to the files that make up the 2019 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar: Gulf Coast (MS) dataset.

Points: Custom Download Bulk Download

DEMs: Custom Download Bulk Download

2018

This links to the files that make up the 2018 LADOTD LIDAR: Amite Watershed (LA, MS) dataset.

Custom Download Bulk Download

This links to the files that make up the 2018 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar: Gulf Coast (AL, MS) dataset in an orthometric vertical datum North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88) using GEOID12B.

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2016

LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: MDEQ/NPS/USGS Camp Shelby
  • Collection Year: 2016
  • Projection: NAD 1983 (2011) State Plane MS East US Survey Feet
  • Zone: SP East
  • Point Spacing: 0.7 meters, QL2
  • Vertical Datum: NAVD88 GEOID12A
  • Vertical Units: Meters
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83 2011
  • Products Available: LIDAR Point Cloud Classified 0.7m LAS v1.4, 1 meter DEM Bare Earth (.img), 1 foot Contours (geodatabase)
  • Point Cloud: Classified
CampShelby16_Elev
LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: NRCS MS/TN Border 2016
  • Collection Year: 2016
  • Projection: NAD 1983 (2011) UTM Zone 16 N meters
  • Zone: UTM Zone 16 N
  • Point Spacing: 0.7 meters, QL2
  • Vertical Datum: NAVD88 GEOID12B
  • Vertical Units: Meters
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83 2011
  • Products Available: LIDAR Classified Point Cloud 0.7 m LAS v1.4; 1 meter DEM Bare Earth (ESRI GRID format)
  • Point Cloud: Classified
CampShelby16_Elev
LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: NRCS/TVA/NPS/3DEP/FEMA North East MS
  • Collection Year: 2016
  • Projection: NAD 1983 (2011) UTM Zone 16 N meters
  • Zone: UTM Zone 16 N
  • Point Spacing: 0.7 meters, QL2
  • Vertical Datum: NAVD88 GEOID12A
  • Vertical Units: Meters
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83 2011
  • Products Available: LIDAR Classified Point Cloud 0.7 m LAS v1.4, 1 meter DEM Bare Earth (.img), 1 foot Contours (geodatabase)
  • Point Cloud: Classified
Northeast16
LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: NRCS 3DEP Southwest MS 2016
  • Collection Year: 2016/2017
  • Projection: NAD 1983 (2011) UTM Zone 15 N meters
  • Zone: UTM Zone 15 N
  • Point Spacing: 0.7 meters, QL2
  • Vertical Datum: NAVD88 GEOID12A
  • Vertical Units: Meters
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83 2011
  • Products Available: LIDAR Classified Point Cloud 0.7 m LAS v1.4; 1-meter DEM Bare Earth (ERDAS .img format); bridge breaklines; 1 ft. contours
  • Point Cloud: Classified
SouthwestMS_Elev

2015

LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: MDEQ Coastal MS
  • Collection Year: 2015
  • Projection: MS State Plane East US Survey Feet
  • Zone: East MS
  • Point Spacing: 0.7 meters
  • Vertical Datum: NAVD88
  • Vertical Units: Feet
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83 2011
  • Products Available: Classified LAS, 4 feet DEM Bare-Earth, 1 foot Contours
  • Point Cloud: Classified

NOTE: Some software packages do not support these .las 1.4 files. (ArcGIS 10.2, etc...). To convert, use las2las from LAStools - Click here for instructions...

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LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: USGS Gulf Islands- Coastal MS
  • Collection Year: 2015
  • Projection: NAD 1983 UTM Zone 15 N
  • Zone: East MS
  • Point Spacing: 0.7 meters
  • Vertical Datum: NAVD83 GEOID12A
  • Vertical Units: Meters
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83 2011
  • Products Available: Classified LAS, 1 meter DEM Bare Earth
  • Point Cloud: Classified
GulfIslands15
LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: 3DEP Co-Op South Central
  • Collection Year: 2015
  • Projection: NAD 1983 (2011) UTM Zone 15 & 16 N, meters
  • Zone: UTM Zone 15 & 16 N
  • Point Spacing: 0.7 meters, QL2
  • Vertical Datum: NAVD88 GEOID12A
  • Vertical Units: Meters
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83 2011
  • Products Available: Classified LAS v1.4, 1 meter DEM Bare Earth
  • Point Cloud: Classified
SouthCentral15
LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: NRCS Southeast MS
  • Collection Year: 2015
  • Projection: UTM
  • Zone: UTM Zone 15 & 16 N
  • Point Spacing: 0.7 meters
  • Vertical Datum: NAVD88
  • Vertical Units: Meters
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83 2011
  • Products Available: Classified LAS, 1 m DEM bare-earth
  • Point Cloud: Classified
CampShelby16_Elev

2014

LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: NRCS/USGS Central MS
  • Collection Year: 2014
  • Projection: UTM
  • Zone: 16 N
  • Point Spacing: 0.7 meters
  • Vertical Datum: NAVD88
  • Vertical Units: Meters
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83
  • Products Available: LAS
  • Point Cloud:
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2013

LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: NRCS/USGS Lauderdale, MS Lidar
  • Collection Year: 2013
  • Projection: UTM
  • Zone: 16 N
  • Point Spacing: 0.7 meters
  • Vertical Datum: NAVD88
  • Vertical Units: Meters
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83
  • Products Available: Classified LAS points (Full Point Cloud), Breaklines, DEM, 2 Foot Contours, Intensity Image
  • Point Cloud: Classified
CampShelby16_Elev
LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: MS Dept. of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Lidar: Rankin-Simpson Counties, MS
  • Collection Year: 2013
  • Projection: SP 83 Survey Feet
  • Zone: 2302
  • Point Spacing: .89 meter
  • Vertical Datum: NAVD88
  • Vertical Units: Feet
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83
  • Products Available: LAS Classified 3D, Intensity Tiff, DEM Tiff, breaklines
  • Point Cloud: Classified
CampShelby16_Elev

2012

LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: NCMP Gulfport (Ship Island)
  • Collection Year: 2012
  • Projection: UTM
  • Zone: 16 N
  • Point Spacing: 1 meter
  • Vertical Units: Meters
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83
  • Products Available: LIDAR .las files (1.2) files
CampShelby16_Elev
LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: MS Dept. of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Lidar: Madison-Yazoo Counties, MS
  • Collection Year: 2012
  • Projection: SP 83 Survey Feet
  • Zone: 2302
  • Point Spacing: .89 meter
  • Vertical Datum: NAVD88
  • Vertical Units: Feet
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83
  • Products Available: LAS Classified 3D, Intensity Tiff, DEM Tiff, breaklines
  • Point Cloud: Classified
CampShelby16_Elev
LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: USGS Memphis Area (MS)
  • Collection Year: 2012
  • Projection: UTM
  • Zone: 16 N
  • Point Spacing: 1 meter
  • Vertical Units: Meter
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83
  • Products Available: Classified LIDAR .las (1.2) files
CampShelby16_Elev
LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: NRCS/USGS Lidar: Tupelo, MS
  • Collection Year: 2012
  • Projection: UTM
  • Zone: 16 N
  • Point Spacing: 1 meter
  • Vertical Datum: NAVD88
  • Vertical Units: Meter
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83
  • Products Available: Classified LAS points (Full Point Cloud), Breaklines, DEM, 2 Foot Contours, Intensity Image
  • Point Cloud: Classified
CampShelby16_Elev

2011

LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: NCMP MS Islands
  • Collection Year: 2011
  • Projection: UTM
  • Zone: 16 N
  • Point Spacing: 1 meter
  • Vertical Units: Meters
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83
  • Products Available: LIDAR .las files (1.2) files
CampShelby16_Elev
LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: ARRA LA Pearl River Delta
  • Collection Year: 2011
  • Projection: UTM
  • Zone: 16 N
  • Point Spacing: 1 meter
  • Vertical Units: Meters
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83
  • Products Available: LIDAR .las files (1.2) files
CampShelby16_Elev
LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: MS Dept. of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Lidar: Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
  • Collection Year: 2011
  • Projection: SP 83 Survey Feet
  • Zone: 2301
  • Point Spacing: .975 meter
  • Vertical Datum: NAVD88
  • Vertical Units: Feet
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83
  • Products Available: LAS Classified 3D, Intensity Tiff, DEM surface GeoTiff, 2 ft Contours & Breaklines in designated areas.
  • Point Cloud: Classified
CampShelby16_Elev

2010

LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: 2010 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) JALBTCX Topobathy Lidar: Louisiana Coast, Lake Pontchartrain, and Mississippi Barrier Islands
  • Collection Year: 2010
  • Projection: UTM
  • Zone: 16 N
  • Point Spacing: 1 meter
  • Vertical Datum: User Specified
  • Vertical Units:
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83
  • Products Available: Custom points, grids, and contours
  • Point Cloud: Raw-Unclassified Only
CampShelby16_Elev

Reference Map Report

Data Directories
Contour 250 GB DEM 53 GB LIDAR 932 GB

Tiling Scheme

Shapefile Maps by County

Flight Line Coastal15 Spreadsheet

10 foot Contours 2010-2011 File size 25 GB

2018 NOAA clipped tiles (UTM):
Index (shapefile) Info Data Download

LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: 2009-2010 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District Lidar: Mississippi Delta Phase 2
  • Collection Year: 2010
  • Projection: SP 83 Survey Feet
  • Zone: 2302
  • Point Spacing: 1 meters
  • Vertical Datum: NAVD88
  • Vertical Units: Feet
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83 2011
  • Products Available: Custom points, grids, and contours from the NOAA Digital Coast; UnClassified LAS swaths, all returns Breaklines, 1 Foot Contours, 2 Foot GSD Color Ortho TIF, TIN w/Hydro Flattening, DEM (Bare Earth w/hydro flattening, 5 Foot Posting, 1st pulse - all shots, 1st pulse - ASCII
  • Point Cloud: Raw-Unclassified Only
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2009

Reference Map Report

Data Directories
LIDAR 16 GB

LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: 2009 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) JALBTCX Topobathy Lidar: Post Hurricanes Gustav and Ike (AL, LA, MS, TX)
  • Collection Year: 2009
  • Projection: UTM
  • Zone: 16 N
  • Point Spacing: 2 meters
  • Vertical Datum: User Specified
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83
  • Products Available: Custom points, grids, and contours
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Reference Map Metadata

Data Directories
Contour 240 GB DEM LIDAR 1.56 TB

Breaklines

Tiling Scheme

Shapefile Maps by County

10 foot Contours 2010-2011 File size 25 GB

5-Foot DEM tifs for both elevation and hillshades. Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Humphreys, Leflore, Quitman, Sunflower, Sharkey, Tunica, Warren, and Yazoo. The elevation DEM tiffs are 30 GB and the hillshade tiffs are 6 GB. Tiling Scheme

LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: 2009-2010 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District Lidar: Mississippi Delta Phase 1
  • Collection Year: 2009
  • Projection: SP 83 Survey Feet
  • Zone: 2302
  • Point Spacing: 1 meters
  • Vertical Datum: NAVD88
  • Vertical Units: Feet
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83 2011
  • Products Available: Classified LAS points, all returns Breaklines (ESRI 3-D Shapefile Arc Generate), 1 Foot Contours, 2 Foot GSD Color Ortho TIF, TIN w/Hydro Flattening, DEM (Bare Earth w/hydro flattening, 5 Foot Posting, 1st pulse - all shots, 1st pulse - ASCII
  • Point Cloud: Raw-Unclassified Only
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2008

Data Directories
LIDAR

LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: USGS Pearl River MS Delta 2008
  • Collection Year: 2008
  • Projection: UTM
  • Zone: 16 N
  • Point Spacing: 1 meter
  • Vertical Units: Meters
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83
  • Products Available: unclassified LIDAR .las files (1.2) files
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2007

Data Directories
LIDAR

LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: USGS MS Islands 2007
  • Collection Year: 2007
  • Projection: UTM
  • Zone: 16 N
  • Point Spacing: 1 meter
  • Vertical Units: Meters
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83
  • Products Available: unclassified LIDAR .las files (1.2) files
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2006

Report

Data Directories
LIDAR 18 GB

Tiling Scheme

Shapefile Maps by County

LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: 2006 MS Department of Environmental Quality (MDWQ)/USGS/US Army Camp Shelby, MS Lidar
  • Collection Year: 2006
  • Projection: SP 83 Survey Feet
  • Zone: 2301
  • Point Spacing: 3 meters
  • Vertical Datum: NAVD88
  • Vertical Units: Feet
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83
  • Products Available: BE ASCII points, BE LAS, Raw Point Cloud LAS, intensity TIFs, breaklines, flightlines, reports.
  • Point Cloud: Raw-Unclassified Only
Coastal15

Report

Data Directories
LIDAR 16 GB

Tiling Scheme

Shapefile Maps by County

LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: 2006 MS Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)/FEMA Hinds County Lidar
  • Collection Year: 2006
  • Projection: SP 83 Survey Feet
  • Zone: 2302
  • Point Spacing: 4 meters
  • Vertical Datum: NAVD88
  • Vertical Units: Feet
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83
  • Products Available: LAS, Points, Breaklines, Intensity
  • Point Cloud: Raw-Unclassified Only
Coastal15

2005

Report

Data Directories
LIDAR 10 GB

Tiling Scheme

Shapefile Maps by County

LIDAR Details
  • Project Name: 2005 MS Merged Lidar: Pre and Post Hurricane Katrina
  • Collection Year: 2005
  • Projection: UTM
  • Zone: 16
  • Point Spacing: 4 meters
  • Vertical Datum: NAVD88
  • Vertical Units:
  • Horizontal Datum: NAD83
  • Products Available: LAS
  • Point Cloud: Classified
Coastal15

Contours

Reprocessed Contour Data

Mississippi 1:24,000 USGS topographic hypsography reprocessed contours. Contour intervals are 5, 10 or 20 feet depending on the area of the state. Supplemental contours (where applicable) are 5 or 10 feet.

The MARIS Technical Center, under contract with USGS, reprocessed the contour data.

NOTE: During September 2014, MARIS staff reevaluated all county contour files. The TYPE attribute was checked to make sure coding was correct for Index, Intermediate, and Supplemental contours. During this process, edits were also made for any errors in elevation that were easily recognized. A statewide file is now available along with a Map Service.

Metadata Download

DEMS

County

County 10 meter Download Metadata
Vertical Datum is NGVD 1929

County 10 meter Hillshades Download
A countywide 10 meter DEM Hillshade is available using the defaults: Azimuth 315, Altitude 45 and Z Factor 1.


Statewide

Statewide 10 meter Download

Statewide 10 meter Hillshades Download

Vertical Datum is NGVD 1929
A statewide 10 meter DEM is available (4.2 GB) as well as a statewide Hillshade (900 MB) of the DEM using the defaults: Azimuth 315, Altitude 45 and Z Factor 1.
Each zip file contains the entire directory including the info files. There is no need to import these files.

Contours

MS Coastal counties including: Pearl River, Stone, Harrison, Hancock, and Jackson and parts of Marion, Lamar, Forrest, Perry, Greene, and portions of Alabama, and Louisiana

NAD 1983 HARN SP East Projections Avg. Size = 200 MB / county

Data .zip Shapefiles

Sample Metadata PDF Download

MDEM 2007 Coastal Region Base Mapping information:
Webpage .zip Geodatbase (Approximately 600 MB)

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All counties except: Desoto, Tunica, Pearl River, Stone, Harrison, Hancock, and Jackson

NAD 1983 HARN SP East & West Feet Projections Avg. Size = 280 MB / county

Data Download

Sample Metadata PDF Download

More MDEM DTM 5 Foot Contours 2006-2007 information Info

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Post-Katrina (Dec. 2005) Coastal Data

In response to Hurricane Katrina, MARIS has compiled a set of data layers crucial to the response and recovery if another hurricane approaches. The data is separated by county for Harrison, Hancock, and Jackson. The data consists of I- Contours and II - Other Coastal Shapefiles: 20 vector layers and 2 image files. The file names all contain a FIPS code to allow displaying of the entire coast in one map.

EarthData 2005 Post-Katrina 2 foot Contours:

Hancock Harrison Jackson ( Readme)

Other Coastal Shapefiles:

Hancock Harrison Jackson

ArcReader Files:

Hancock Harrison Jackson

The data is 2005 2ft contours for southern part of each of the 3 coastal counties generated from LIDAR.

Layer Description
cem<fips> Cemetery locations from GNIS
chc<fips> Community Health Centers
church<fips> Church locations from GNIS
city<fips> Incorporated Cities
co<fips> County Border
dams<fips> High Hazard Dams
gasp<fips> Natural Gas Pipelines
<countyname>05 2005 2 m True Color NAIP Imagery
hosp<fips> Acute Care Hospitals
inter<fips> Intermittent Streams
landf<fips> Municipal Landfills
mri<fips> Recreational Facilities
natreg<fips> National Historic Registry Sites
oilngas<fips> Oil and Gas Wells
parcel<fips> Land Parcels
peren<fips> Perennial Streams (with names)
pls<fips> Public Land Survey System
rds<fips> 2005 TIGER Roads with addresses
rrds<fips> Railroads
trans<fips> Transmission Lines
topo<fips> County Mosaic 1:24,000 topographic map
wat<fips> Lakes, Ponds, Gulf, Islands (with names)