GEDI L2A Vector Canopy Top Height (Version 2)


The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) mission aims to characterize ecosystem structure and dynamics to enable radically improved quantification and understanding of the Earth's carbon cycle and biodiversity. The GEDI instrument, attached to the International Space Station (ISS), collects data globally between 51.6° N and 51.6° S latitudes at the highest resolution and densest sampling of the 3-dimensional structure of the Earth.

GEDI's Level 2A Geolocated Elevation and Height Metrics Product (GEDI02_A) is primarily composed of 100 Relative Height (RH) metrics, which collectively describe the waveform collected by GEDI.

The original GEDI02_A product is a table of point with a spatial resolution (average footprint) of 25 meters. The GEDI L2A Monthly raster data can be found in the image collection LARSE/GEDI/GEDI02_A_002_MONTHLY.

The GEDI L4B biomass data can be found in the image LARSE/GEDI/GEDI04_B_002.

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Terms of Use

Terms of Use

This dataset is in the public domain and is available without restriction on use and distribution. See NASA's Earth Science Data & Information Policy for additional information.


  • GEDI L2A Elevation and Height Metrics Data Global Footprint Level - GEDI02_A Dubayah, R., M. Hofton, J. Blair, J. Armston, H. Tang, S. Luthcke. GEDI L2A Elevation and Height Metrics Data Global Footprint Level V002. 2021, distributed by NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC. Accessed YYYY-MM-DD.


Explore in Earth Engine

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dataset ={color: 'black',  pointSize: 1});
Map.setCenter(-64.88, -31.77, 15);