United States 2018/2019

On 07 November 2018 and 31 January 2019, the NASA LVIS Facility was flown over sites in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. Flights were based out of NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. Flight trajectories and coverage maps are available on this page.

Use the python code posted here to view the data products from this mission.

LVIS Mission Information

LVIS Lidar
Instruments: LVIS Facility
Flight Platform: NASA King Air B-200
Nominal Flight Altitude: 28,000'
Nominal LVIS Swath Width: 1.7 km (200 mrad)
Nominal Footprint Diameter: 7 m (0.75 mrad)
LVIS Camera
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5DS R
Lens Models: Carl Zeiss Planar
T* 85mm f/1.4 ZE
Image Resolution: 50.3 Megapixels
8688px x 5792px
Nominal Resolution: 3.6 km x 2.4 km (0.4 m/px)
Nominal Overlap: 77%



  • KLFI - Langley Air Force Base (Hampton, VA, USA)

Data Products

LVIS Data Products Format Download Location
Flight Trajectories and Coverage MapsKMZThis page (see below)
LVIS L1A Camera ImageryJPG*NSIDC
LVIS Facility L1B Geolocated WaveformsHDF, LDS 2.0.3NSIDC
LVIS Facility L2 Elevation and Height ProductsASCII TXT, LDS 2.0.3NSIDC

*Image position and attitude embedded in exif data.

View MJD Date Region / Remarks GPS Flight Trajectory L2 Gridded KMZs† Photo KMZs†
58429 07 Nov 2018 Delmarva Peninsula in Maryland and Virginia [kmz] [ZG]
58514 31 Jan 2019 Pamlico Sound and eastern North Carolina [kmz] [ZG]

†Warning: Gridded and Photo KMZ files are large and may take some time to load in Google Earth