OpenTopography News


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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April 02 2014 : OpenTopography Receives Windows Azure for Research Award

    OpenTopography has received a Windows Azure for Research Award from Microsoft Research. The Windows Azure for Research program facilitates and accelerates scholarly and scientific research by enabling researchers to use the power of Windows Azure to perform big data computations in the cloud.

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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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December 09 2013 : OpenTopography at AGU 2013

    OpenTopography is in San Francisco this week for the 2013 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 9-13th, 2013. OpenTopography activities will be highlighted in scientific presentations and our Exhibit Hall booth (#119). 

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December 02 2013 : New Point Cloud Data for California, Colorado and Florida

    OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of three new datasets covering areas of California, Colorado and Florida. These datasets were collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) during 2010 - 2012 campaigns.

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November 21 2013 : Indiana 2011 - 2013 Statewide Lidar Survey Data Available

    OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of almost 50,000 square kilometers of point cloud and raster data covering the state of Indiana.

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October 02 2013 : OpenTopography Advisory Committee Seeks Student Member

    The OpenTopography advisory committee seeks a graduate student (M.S. or Ph.D.) to join the advisory committee and represent the interests of young scientists who interact with OpenTopography.

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September 27 2013 : Short Course Announcement: Imaging and Analyzing Southern California’s Active Faults with Lidar

    OpenTopography in collaboration with the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), UNAVCO and EarthScope will be hosting a short course this coming November 4-6, 2013 at the San Diego Supercomputer Center in La Jolla, California.

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August 13 2013 : 90m SRTM Elevation Data and NCALM Google Earth Files now Available

    OpenTopography recently released our first near-global topography dataset as well as 20 new lidar imagery Google Earth files. The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) dataset is a near-global 90 meter resolution raster dataset. New Google Earth lidar imagery files are for lidar datasets collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) between 2003 and 2007.

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