As discussed in previous blog posts (here and here), LiDAR data have been collected over parts of Haiti following the January 12th earthquake. The data collected by the Center for Imaging Science at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Kucera International, and ImageCat, Inc., has recently become available via an FTP site maintained by the USGS that is hosting geospatial data acquired in response to the Haiti earthquake. These data were collected during a campaign between January 21st and the 27th.
In order to make these data easier for all users to access, I downloaded and processed the filtered (bare earth) and unfiltered DEM data into hillshade images (315 degree illumination angle, 1 meter resolution) that can be viewed in Google Earth. The approach used was similar to what I've done for all of the EarthScope LiDAR imagery available via KML (more info is available in this AGU abstract). The result is roughly ~1.5 GB of hillshade imagery for Haiti hosted on OpenTopography servers that can be browsed seamlessly in Google Earth. Download the KML file using the button below and open in Google Earth to get started: