South Carolina LiDAR Data

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data have been collected in all 46 counties in South Carolina. Acquisition of LiDAR continues across the state for more recent and higher resolution data. The primary data provided from these LiDAR flights are elevation data products such as Digital Elevation Models and Contours representing the surface of the earth. They are provided free-of-charge.

LiDAR data have been acquired through the South Carolina LiDAR Consortium comprised of numerous State, Federal, and Local government entities in South Carolina, as well as other grants and agreements.

Data Downloads

LiDAR-derived elevation product downloads are provided by county and by 10,000 ft tiles. Some data are available by request (see the table below). Data can be located through the SCDNR LiDAR Data Download app or through the links to the FTP folders for county-level data in the table below.

Available Data

Download Available
Available by Request*
County-level Data
(File GDB)
Terrain Dataset

Tiled Data
Digital Elevation Model (.tif)
Contours (.shp)
Use Download App
Intensity Images
LAS Files

Metadata files (XML) for the deliverables are provided for each flight.

*Data not available for download can be requested by emailing gisman@dnr.sc.gov. If you are requesting LAS or Intensity images, please use the mapping application above to locate the tile number and include in the email. LAS and Intensity Image tiles are 5,000 ft subdivisions of the 10,000 ft grid.

LiDAR Status by County

County Flight Year USGS Quality Level Points per sq meter DEM Resolution Contour Interval (ft) Hydroenforced DEM Breaklines Intensity Images Terrain GDB LAS Bare Earth DEM Tiles Comments
Allendale 2010 3 1 10 2 no Hydro yes yes yes no
Lexington 2010 3 1 10 2 no Hydro yes yes yes no
Cherokee 2008 3 1 10 2 no Hydro yes yes yes no
Kershaw 2010 3 1 10 2 no Hydro yes yes yes no
Dorchester 2007 | 2009 3 1 10 2 no Hydro no yes yes no Parts of county flown over two projects in 2007 and 2009.
Lee 2010 3 1 10 2 no Hydro yes yes yes no
Newberry 2008 3 1 10 2 no Hydro yes yes yes no
Edgefield 2012 3 1 10 2 no Hydro yes yes yes no
York 2011 3 1 10 2 no Hydro yes yes yes no
Florence 2009 3 1 10 2 no Hydro yes yes yes no
Jasper 2007 3 1 10 no no no yes no no Not acquired within regular SCDNR procedures. Some elevation products unavailable.
Greenville 2013 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Richland 2010 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Spartanburg 2013 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Marion 2008 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Clarendon 2008 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Orangeburg 2008 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Pickens 2011 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Georgetown 2017 2 2 2.5 1 yes hydro, bridges and culverts yes yes yes yes
Union 2008 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Marlboro 2008 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Abbeville 2012 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Darlington 2008 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Oconee 2011 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Hampton 2010 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Dillon 2008 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Fairfield 2008 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Beaufort 2013 2 2 5 1 no hydro yes yes yes no
Anderson 2011 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Laurens 2008 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Berkeley 2009 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Williamsburg 2008 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Horry 2009 2 2 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Greenwood 2008 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Barnwell 2012 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Lancaster 2008 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Chesterfield 2008 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
McCormick 2012 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Bamberg 2010 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Aiken 2012 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Calhoun 2012 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Saluda 2010 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Colleton 2007 3 1 10 no no no yes no no Not acquired within regular SCDNR procedures. Some elevation products unavailable.
Charleston 2007 | 2009 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no Parts of county flown over two projects in 2007 and 2009.
Sumter 2010 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Chester 2008 3 1 10 2 no hydro yes yes yes no
Charleston 2017 2 2 2.5 1 yes hydro, bridges and culverts yes yes yes yes
Berkeley 2017 2 2 2.5 2 yes hydro, bridges and culverts yes yes yes yes
Williamsburg 2017 2 2 2.5 2 yes hydro, bridges and culverts yes yes yes yes

Click a county name to expand the table to show available LiDAR-derived elevation products are available for each flight.

Coordinate System

LiDAR-derived elevation products are provided in the following coordinate system:

Counties flown in 2008 were acquired with vertical units in meters. Data were converted to feet for deliverables to match the rest of the data products.

Contact

Please direct any questions or comments to gisman@dnr.sc.gov

Other LiDAR and Elevation Resources

NOAA Digital Coast
USGS LiDAR Information