USGS Download Issues

November 5, 2020.

We are continuing to experience intermittent connection problems with the USGS FTP service for downloading LIDAR. The USGS has been upgrading their servers over the last several weeks and continues to experience some issues. We expect the USGS will get these IT resolved soon. We are monitoring the situation and doing all we can but have no control over the USGS FTP Service.


Thanks for your patience.


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