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Is there any public or private sources of LIDAR data for the city of Chicago? Searching online has not lead me to any sources, and I am unsure how the commercial world of LIDAR works.

The LIDAR point spacing would need to be at an interval that I can use to estimate the building height from the footprints.

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Does Chicago belong to a council of governments? Often a COG facilitates LiDAR contracts by pooling together funds from participating municipalities. Otherwise you might try the City of Chicago's GIS department: GISTeam@cityofchicago.org

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Another source is Cook County which has lidar.

  • How/where can the Cook County LiDAR data be accessed/found? – Andre Silva Jan 8 '17 at 18:58

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