OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of three new NCALM SEED datasets covering areas of California, and Mexico. These datasets were collected by NCALM, an 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. OpenTopography is the primary distributor of NCALM data.
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3D point cloud of a rock formations with points colored by elevation in The Grabens area of the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park from dataset: Normal Fault Comparisons, Utah 2019.
Digital Terrain Model (DTM) of Lassen Peak draped over Google Earth imagery. Switchbacks of trail to summit can be seen in the foreground.
Data Source: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA 2019
3D point cloud of a forested meadow with points colored by elevation. Data Source: Study in Erosion Response: Horse Linto, CA 2019