This resource provides bulk downloads of point cloud data from datasets hosted by OpenTopography. It is designed for advanced users seeking to download large amounts of data quickly and who have the bandwidth, expertise, and software necessary to manage the gigabytes of data available. We expect that users accessing bulk data have the ability to automate downloads using AWS Command Line Interface or other compatible GUI clients.
By accessing data via OpenTopography you agree to acknowledge OpenTopography and the dataset source as specified in the dataset metadata and on OpenTopography's data acknowledgement page in publications, presentations, and other materials produced using these data.
Lidar was captured for Environment Canterbury Regional Council by Aerial Surveys in 2012. Note that this capture was prior to the significant vertical and horizontal displacements from the 2016 Kaikoura earthquakes. The datasets were generated by Aerial Surveys and their subcontractors. The survey area includes the Kaikoura township area and adjacent coastal strips. Data management and distribution is by Land Information New Zealand.
Prepared DEM and DSM files are available through the LINZ Data Service