Release of GEDI V2 Data for October 2019 through April 2020

May 10, 2021

The LP DAAC is pleased to announce the availability of the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) Version 2 Level 1B Geolocated Waveform Data, Level 2A Elevation and Height Metrics Data, and Level 2B Canopy Cover and Vertical Profile Metrics Data for October 17, 2019 through April 15, 2020.

A link for the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) landing page for each of the GEDI datasets is provided below.

  • GEDI L1B Geolocated Waveform Data Global Footprint Level - GEDI01_B
  • GEDI L2A Elevation and Height Metrics Data Global Footprint Level - GEDI02_A
  • GEDI L2B Canopy Cover and Vertical Profile Metrics Data Global Footprint Level - GEDI02_B

LP DAAC offers a variety of resources for working with GEDI V2 data products.

The Accessing and Analyzing GEDI LIDAR Data for Vegetation Studies video was presented as a part of a NASA ARSET LIDAR and SIF training series in Spring 2021. This session summarizes where and how GEDI LIDAR data can be accessed, followed by a demonstration showing participants how to open, interpret, and analyze GEDI data for assessments of vegetation structure.

The GEDI Spatial Querying and Subsetting Quick Guide provides instructions on finding granules for a region of interest and performing spatial and/or layer subsetting of GEDI sub-orbit granules in NASA’s Earthdata Search.

The Jupyter Notebook Python tutorials provide guidance on Getting Started with GEDI L1B Version 2 Data in Python, Getting Started with GEDI L2A Version 2 Data in Python, and Getting Started with GEDI L2B Version 2 Data in Python.

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Users can access the data products through the Data Pool and NASA’s Earthdata Search.

Have questions? Contact LP DAAC User Services.