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GEDI Data Formats

by elizabeth.joyner » Wed Jul 19, 2023 2:29 pm America/New_York

What formats do GEDI data come in?

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Re: GEDI Data Formats

by CDDIS – RB » Wed Jul 19, 2023 3:14 pm America/New_York

GEDI files come in .h5 format.

Third party tools with HDF5 support include IDL and Matlab. The following list of open source tools is also applicable to GEDI HDF5 files:

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Re: GEDI Data Formats

by LP DAAC - dgolon » Wed Jul 19, 2023 3:23 pm America/New_York

Hi @elizabeth.joyner The Level 1 and Level 2 GEDI datasets that are distributed by the LP DAAC are available as HDF5 (.h5). ORNL DAAC also distributes Level 3 and Level 4 GEDI datasets. The Level 3 and Level 4 B datasets are gridded Tiff (.tiff) and the L4a are HDF5 (.h5)

You can find a list of the Level 1 and 2 GEDI datasets from the LP DAAC here: https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/product_search/?collections=GEDI&status=Operational&view=cards&sort=title

You can find a list of the Level 3 and 4 GEDI datasets from ORNL DAAC here: https://daac.ornl.gov/cgi-bin/dataset_lister.pl?p=40

The LP DAAC also provides several Data Prep Scripts and Tutorials for GEDI data that you might be interested in. Please visit https://github.com/nasa/GEDI-Data-Resources to learn more.
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Re: GEDI Data Formats

by ORNL - bewilson_ornl » Wed Jul 19, 2023 3:29 pm America/New_York

The Level 3 (gridded canopy metrics; https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1952 ), 4A (footprint level biomass; https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/2056 ), and 4B (gridded Biomass; https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/2017 ) data are also available through the ORNL DAAC's Terrestrial Ecology Subsetting and Visualization Services (TESViS) tool (https://modis.ornl.gov), which can provide subsets in text (comma separated value) and GeoTIFF format.

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Re: GEDI Data Formats

by ORNL - mthornton » Wed Jul 19, 2023 3:39 pm America/New_York

Hi @elizabeth.joyner ,
In addition to LP DAACs tutorials, the ORNL DAAC has a set of tutorials you might find useful.
You can find those here: Tutorials on GEDI Science Data Products
Lots of tutorials! Hope it's not overwhelming. LP or ORNL are happy to address any questions.

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