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Two new Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) datasets released

Jul 21, 2020

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of two new lidar datasets covering over 1200 km2 in New Zealand. Lidar was captured in January 2020 around the region of Balclutha, Otago on the South Island. Another dataset was collected between December 2018 and April 2019, and covers portions of the Bay of Plenty on the North Island.

New Release: Digital Surface Models of Ridgecrest, CA: Pre and Post July 2019 Earthquakes

Jul 21, 2020

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of two digital surface models (DSMs) that are mosaics of two meter resolution stereogrammetric DSMs constructed using DigitalGlobe base imagery (©DigitalGlobe 2019) acquired before and after the July 2019 Ridgecrest, California earthquake sequence. These datasets cover over 8,000 km 2 of the region surrounding the recent earthquakes, and provide a unique opportunity for research of this event. The datasets were produced by William Barnhart, University of Iowa.

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Three new NCALM datasets released from California, and Utah now available

Jul 13, 2020

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.

Nominations open for student representative to OpenTopography Advisory Committee

Jun 17, 2020

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 emerging scientists who interact with OpenTopography.

New NCALM dataset available in Southern California

Jun 17, 2020

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of a new lidar dataset covering approximately 143 km2 in the San Gabriel Mountains and 183 km2 in the San Jacinto Mountains. This dataset was 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.

New USGS 3DEP Datasets Available via OpenTopography

Jun 9, 2020

New lidar datasets throughout the US have been added to the publicly accessible, USGS 3DEP Amazon Web Services (AWS) bucket. This latest release expands the coverage by an additional 81 datasets, or 2.6 trillion lidar points over 550,000 km2 covering the following states: Alaska, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.

New lidar dataset available in Utah

Jun 5, 2020

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of a new lidar dataset covering approximately 58 km within Utah. The data were collected as part of NCALM's seed grant program for Cole Speed at the University of Texas. NCALM is an NSF-funded center that supports the use of airborne laser mapping technology (a.k.a.

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