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Developing software or tools for analyzing processing or analyzing high-resolution topography data? Have lidar data you want to share with a larger audience? We provide a system that allows you to register your data or tools with OpenTopography so that the larger community can access them. Help grow the resources available through OpenTopography and contribute. Also, explore the OpenTopography Tool Registry and Community Contributed Data to see what is already available.


Latest News

USGS Powell Center Working Group on Exploiting High-Resolution Topography

Posted: September 16, 2014
Exploiting high-resolution topography for advancing the understanding of mass and energy transfer across landscapes: Opportunities, challenges, and needs - a… [ more ]

New Point Cloud data from Arizona, California, Mississippi, Oregon, and Utah

Posted: August 18, 2014
OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of seven new lidar datasets collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser… [ more ]

Interns in SDSC Research Experience for High School Students work on OpenTopography

Posted: August 04, 2014
This summer, OpenTopography is hosting interns from local San Diego area high schools as part of the San Diego Supercomputer… [ more ]

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Latest Blog Entry

AGU 2014 Session: High-resolution topography for analyzing Earth-surface dynamics

Posted: July 30, 2014
Members of the OpenTopography team are co-convening a session at the fall 2014 AGU Meeting. Session #3486: High-resolution topography for… [ more ]

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Data Summary

Total Coverage: 170,024 km2
Total Number of Lidar Returns: 704,638,544,176

Latest Lidar Datasets:
- Mount Shasta, CA: Quaternary Debris Avalanche
- Gabilan Mesa, CA: Valley Alluviation effects on Hillslope-Channel Coupling
- Mapleton, OR: Transient Landscape Evolution in the Oregon Coast Range
- Santa Maria River, AZ: Vegetation and channel form

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