How do I access or download from the lidar Requester Pays option?

The USGS lidar data is available from an Amazon S3 Requester Pays bucket named usgs-lidar.  The data is arranged by projects and is only available in LAZ format:

Bucket Name: usgs-lidar
Bucket Region: US West (Oregon)

To access the usgs-lidar bucket a user must create an Amazon AWS account at https://aws.amazon.com/free/ so that any charges associated with accessing the bucket can be billed to the individual user.

Once an account has been created, a number of third-party applications exist for accessing the data. The following are samples of these tools and are not endorsed by USGS:

Amazon AWS Command Line Interface is freely available on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. Documentation including installation instructions are available at https://aws.amazon.com/cli/.

CloudBerry Explorer has both free and Pro versions available for Windows platforms. This application offers a graphical interface similar to Windows Explorer for accessing data in Amazon. More information can be found at https://www.cloudberrylab.com/explorer/amazon-s3.aspx.

S3 Browser (http://s3browser.com/) is a freeware Windows client for accessing Amazon S3 data.

Cyberduck (https://cyberduck.io/) is another free browser available for Windows and Mac which supports access to Amazon S3 data.

CrossFTP Pro (http://www.crossftp.com/) supports access to Amazon S3 Requester Pays buckets and is available on Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris platforms. Note: the free version of CrossFTP does not support access to Requester Pay buckets.

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