I obtained a few folders purporting to come from LiDAR data taken of a U.S. county. The directories are set up like this.
Data-folder - be_rasters -- 692500_725000 --- dblbnd.adf --- hdr.adf --- metadata.xml --- prj.adf --- sta.adf --- w001001.adf --- w001001x.adf -- (thousands more folders with this naming convention format and files within them named the same thing) - contour -- shp --- Contour_692500_735000.cpg --- Contour_692500_735000.dbf --- Contour_692500_735000.prj --- Contour_692500_735000.sbn --- Contour_692500_735000.sbx --- Contour_692500_735000.shp --- Contour_692500_735000.shp.xml --- Contour_692500_735000.shx --- (Thousands more files with similar naming conventions, with the same extensions)
It appears that each shapefile contains data for a small area of the county. I want to obtain the average elevation above/below sea level for each section of the county.
How do I obtain that information from these files?
I have QGIS. I tried opening a few .shp files in it. But trying to open all the .shp files at once freezes the program.