Digital Elevation Model (DEM) for the State of Hawaii Statewide Coastal Highway Program Report: Oahu, Hawaii

Published: 25-08-2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/xh84bv6y5c.1
Linqiang Yang,
Oceana Francis,
Coastal Hydraulics Engineering Resilience (CHER) Lab, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Hawai'i at Manoa


In this project, we use the Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data to create the Digital Elevation Model (DEM). The LiDAR data can be downloaded through the Data Access Viewer of NOAA ( For Oahu, the majority of the DEM is created using the data of 2013 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) National Coastal Mapping Program (NCMP) Topobathy LiDAR – Local Mean Sea Level (LMSL). For some areas not covered by this data set, we use the LiDAR data from 2006 FEMA LiDAR: Hawaiian Islands and 2007 JALBTCX Hawaii LiDAR: North Coasts of Hawaii (Big Island), Kauai, Maui, Molokai, Oahu, which are accessed in the Data Access Viewer of NOAA. Please read “Description of Digital Elevation Model (DEM) for Oahu, Hawaii.docx” for detailed information.