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Sep 1, 2022
A new lidar dataset covering 61 km2 over Padre Island, TX is now available on OpenTopography. This lidar dataset was collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) as...
Aug 31, 2022
OpenTopography has updated the LINZ dataset over Westport, New Zealand with new data that now covers over 6000 km2 along the west coast of the South Island. This collection is part of the South Island, West Coast regional lidar survey, and is the...

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Aug 10, 2022
Relative elevation model (REM) of Birch Creek, a tributary to the Yukon River, Alaska, USA. (NW to the left) Introduction: DEM vs. REM Topographic data are often represented in the form of a digital elevation model (DEM), where an elevation value is defined at each pixel in a rectangular grid. Spatially, the grid...
Jun 22, 2022
OpenTopography provides high-quality and ready-to-use educational resources that facilitate integrating high resolution topography into classroom lessons and activities at a variety of levels. With these resources and exercises, students use cutting-edge technology related to high resolution topography to learn about...