Reduced OpenTopography Support During Holiday Break

Dec 21, 2013

On account of the winter holiday break and San Diego Supercomputer Center and University of California, San Diego closures, OpenTopography will be providing reduced support between December 21st and January 1st. OpenTopography systems will be fully available and users may run jobs as they normally do. However, responses to email, system outages, and bug reports may be delayed. If you have questions or concerns please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

OpenTopography at AGU 2013

Dec 9, 2013

OpenTopography is in San Francisco this week for the 2013 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 9-13th, 2013. Find us at the following events:

OpenTopography booth in the exhibit hall - We're sharing a booth with NCALM again this year. Booth #119 in "NSF Row". Stop by to see OT demos, get updates on the latest datasets, and to talk with the OT team. We'll also have more of the extremely popular "I Heart Lidar" stickers:

New Point Cloud Data for California, Colorado and Florida

Dec 2, 2013

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. NCALM is a NSF-funded center that supports the use of airborne laser mapping technology (a.k.a.

Indiana 2011 - 2013 Statewide Lidar Survey Data Available

Nov 22, 2013

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of almost 50,000 square kilometers of point cloud and raster data covering the state of Indiana. The recently released Indiana 2011-2013 Statewide Lidar represents a joint effort to make statewide data available by several Indiana state and federal agencies as well as private companies and individuals through a service agreement with OpenTopography.

OpenTopography Advisory Committee Seeks Student Member

Oct 2, 2013

OpenTopography is guided by an advisory committee which represents OpenTopography users and partners and provides valuable input on decisions related to OpenTopography priorities for data ingestion, interoperability relationships, algorithm and tool deployment, collaborations, and education and community engagement. We seek a graduate student (M.S. or Ph.D.) to join the advisory committee and represent the interests of young scientists who interact with OpenTopography.

USGS LiDAR No Longer Discoverable via OpenTopography

Jul 8, 2013

The US Geological Survey recently discontinued delivering LiDAR data through the CLICK (Center for LiDAR Information Coordination and Knowledge) interface. While CLICK was active, the OpenTopography Find Data page provided users the ability to discover and easily access LiDAR data available from the USGS archive. Now that CLICK is no longer active, OpenTopography has removed this functionality from our site.

OpenTopography Completes Ingestion of all NCALM Lidar Data Collected Between 2003 & 2012

Jun 12, 2013

OpenTopography is pleased to announce that we've completed our work to ingest and provide open access to all National Science Foundation funded lidar datasets collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) between 2003 - 2012. In total, there are now 116 NCALM point cloud lidar datasets available via OpenTopography - greater than 126 billion lidar points over more than 22,000 km2 of North America.

New Point Cloud Data from California, Colorado, Washington and Wyoming

May 29, 2013

OpenTopography recently released five new point cloud datasets collected over areas of Owens Valley (CA), the Colorado Rockies, Mt. Rainier National Park (WA) and Yellowstone National Park (WY). These datasets were collected in 2010 and 2012 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.


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