Data catalogue

LiDAR 2013

Data custodian

Information Technology – GIS and CADD services branch

Data currency comments

Data was collected on February 7, 15 and 19, 2013 and is current as of those dates.

Data set descripition

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data collected in 2013 with coverage up to extents of City of Vancouver’s legal jurisdiction.

Data products include “bare earth” ground surface and of the upper most surface defined by vegetation cover, buildings and other structures.

Data accuracy comments

  • Average point density: at least 12 points per squared metre
  • Sidelap: at least 50%
  • Vertical accuracy: 0.18 metre (95% confidence level)
  • Horizontal accuracy: 0.36 metre (95% confidence level


Point data was classified as:

  1. Bare-earth;
  2. Low vegetation;
  3. High vegetation;
  4. Water; and
  5. Buildings

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Coordinate system

  • Projection: UTM Zone 10 (Central Meridian 123 West)
  • Hz Datum: NAD 83 (CSRS)
  • Vertical Datum: CGVD28
  • Metro Vancouver Geoid (

Data set details


The 2013 LiDAR data was used for the City’s coastal flood model, which was done as part of the City’s climate adaptation strategy.