Sonoma County California Topography and Vegetation Data now Available

Oct 22, 2014

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 physical and biotic features, and diverse plant communities and habitats (at a 1:5,000 or higher mapping). Several organizations including the University of Maryland, NASA, and the Sonoma Veg Map program funded the collection and hosting of data on OpenTopography.

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

Apr 8, 2014

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. The SRTM data were collected during an 11-day mission in February of 2000 from a radar system onboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor. The SRTM project was led by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and NASA.

Point Cloud Data from Hawaii now Available

Jan 27, 2014

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). NCALM is a NSF-funded center that supports the use of airborne laser mapping technology (a.k.a. lidar) in the scientific community and is jointly operated by the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston and the Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley.


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