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2006 10-foot Digital Elevation Model (DEM) – LARIAC – Public Domain

Digital Elevation Model (DEM) acquired as part of the Los Angeles Regional Imagery Acquisition Consortium in 2006, and made public with the partnership of the US Geological Survey (USGS).  The DEM represents bare earth, whereas a related product (DSM) contains elevations and includes buildings, vegetation, and roads, as well as natural terrain features, whereas .

This data was down-sampled from the 5-foot Digital Elevation Model created as part of LARIAC.  Detailed product information is contained in the LARIAC Product Guide.

Download the 10 foot DEM

Click on this link:  ftp://ftpext.usgs.gov/pub/wr/ca/san.diego/ddecker/ and look in the”2006 LA County lidar 10ft DEM” directory

If you have questions please contact the US Geological Survey Representative at the bottom of this page (Drew Decker).


We highly recommend that you visit the LARIAC Project Website to find a rich source of information about the data and the LARIAC Program.  The site includes project documents, full FGDC compliant metadata, data downloads of related GIS used to complete the project, sub-licensing information, sample imagery and data, and information about the 2006 acquisition.

The Los Angeles Region Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LARIAC) Program is a collaborative acquisition program for digital aerial imagery data which has included the participation of 10 County departments, 30 municipalities, and four other public agencies.

The Consortium is a model for regional cooperation that improves the quality, access, and cost-effectiveness of high resolution digital aerial imagery. Knowledge transfer is increased through consortium program meetings, user groups, and various workshops that have been established in conjunction with the project. The imagery acquired will enable all participating jurisdictions to leverage this key geographic information asset for numerous decision support and business applications, thereby facilitating the effective and efficient delivery of services.

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Data Field Descriptions

The DEM contains a single value field, which represents the height of the cell in feet.

GIS Source Information
Database Name:
Feature Class Name:
Feature Dataset Name (if applicable):
Reference Date: 2006
Accuracy: Parcel
Update Frequency: As Needed
Access Constraints:None

Contact Information
Drew Decker
USGS Geospatial Liaison for California
US Geological Survey
NSDI Partnership Office
4165 Spruance Road
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 225-6430

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