OpenTopography News


October 22 2014 : Sonoma County California Topography and Vegetation Data now Available

    OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of lidar point cloud and raster data covering Sonoma County, CA. These data are a result of a five year effort to map Sonoma County’s topography and attain fine scale vegetation data.

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October 01 2014 : Point cloud data from California and New Mexico now available

    OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of two point cloud datasets covering areas of northern New Mexico and the Mojave desert in California.

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September 16 2014 : USGS Powell Center Working Group on Exploiting High-Resolution Topography

    Exploiting high-resolution topography for advancing the understanding of mass and energy transfer across landscapes: Opportunities, challenges, and needs - a USGS Powell Center Working Group.

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August 18 2014 : New Point Cloud data from Arizona, California, Mississippi, Oregon, and Utah

    OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of seven new lidar datasets collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) in areas of Arizona, California, Mississippi, Oregon, and Utah.

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August 04 2014 : Interns in SDSC Research Experience for High School Students work on OpenTopography

    This summer, OpenTopography is hosting interns from local San Diego area high schools as part of the San Diego Supercomputer Center’s Research Experience for High School Students (REHS) program.

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July 31 2014 : New Pub: Leveraging HPC Resources to Address Computational Challenges with High-Res Topography

    New OpenTopography publication: “Leveraging XSEDE HPC resources to address computational challenges with high-resolution topography data”.

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April 29 2014 : OpenTopography Staffer Receives NSF Fellowship to Study Earthquakes in Japan

    Congratulations to Emily Kleber for receiving a National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship to study earthquakes in Japan this summer.

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April 08 2014 : SRTM Version 3.0 Global (90m) and United States (30m) Elevation Data Now Available

    The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) obtained 90 meter (3 arc-second) resolution data on a near-global scale (between 56 degrees South and 60 degrees North latitude) and 30 meter (1 arc-second) resolution over United States, providing a valuable global topographic dataset.

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January 27 2014 : Point Cloud Data from Hawaii now Available

    OpenTopography recently released five new point cloud datasets collected over parts of the Big Island and Kauai in Hawaii. These datasets were collected in 2013 by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM).

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December 20 2013 : Reduced OpenTopography Support During Holiday Break

    On account of the winter holiday break OpenTopography will be providing reduced support between December 21st and January 1st.

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